Biology

Area of studies: Physical Sciences
Faculty: Faculty of Natural Sciences
Mode of Studies: Full-time
Length of Programme: 4 academic years (240 ECTS)
Name of Qualification: Bachelor in Biology

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Access Requirements

Applicants for Biology programme must have a high school diploma (Biology and Chemistry should be studied) or equivalent degree.

English language requirement:

Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL87 iBT / 448 PBT, IELTS 4.5, level B1).

Students with English language level A2 can be admited to the studies. After arrival applicant will be asked to take English language test and take English language classes.

Applicants who finished their previous studies in English, are required to present the document showing English language proficiency of previous school / university.

If applicants had English language classes in their previous studies, certificate from applicant‘s previous school / university can be accepted as a document showing English language proficiency.

Competencies Acquired

After completion of this study programme students will be able:

  • To understand principles of immune, nervous and other systems, their structures, integration with other vital systems of biological objects;
  • To work with living cells, organisms, populations. To evaluate processes taking place inside of the cell, work with cell cultures under laboratory conditions, to apply obtained results for modeling of biological systems, to evaluate intercellular interconnections, relations between single individuals and populations;
  • To apply modern investigation methods, to work according principles of good laboratory practice, rules of bioethics, to collect, process, preserve and prepare research material under laboratory and field conditions;
  • To apply acquired knowledge to solve emerging problems, to recognize, analyze biological problems, to plan strategies to solve these problems, to plan and carry out various measurements, process and interpret biological data, to classify and present these data;
  • To analyze diversity, morphological structure, composition, nourishment, reproduction, life cycles, classification of biological objects, to characterize biological object systems, their functioning and interaction.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can work at the:

  • Companies related to biotechnology, biopharmaceutics and food industry;
  • Research and study organizations dealing with various activities related to biotechnology, bioinformatics, biopharmaceutics, and environment preservation.

The BA programme in Biology provides the following study opportunities at Masters’s Degree level:

  • Biology, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Ecology, and other master programmes related to physical and biomedical sciences.

Application Procedure

Detailed information on required documents, legalization of documents, application deadlines, tuition fees etc. is provided in the section “Addmission to BA”.

Curriculum

Subject title ECTS Credits
I Year

 

I semester

27

A, B, D courses*

18

General Biology

3

Mathematics 1

6

II semester

33

A, B, D subjects*

6

Invertebrate Biology

5

Plant, Fungi and Algae Systematics and Morphology

5

Mathematics 2

6

General Physics

6

Plant Biology Practice

5

II Year

 

I semester

30

A, B, D courses*

12

Vertebrate Biology

5

General and Analytical Chemistry

5

Molecular Physics and Optics

5

Professional Language in Natural Sciences

3

II semester

30

A, B, D courses*

8

Plant Ecophysiology

6

Morphophysiology

5

Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry

6

Animal Biology Practice

5

III Year

 

I semester

32

A, B, D courses*

4

Biochemistry

6

Statistical methods in Environmental Sciences and Biology

6

Physical and Colloidal Chemistry

6

Term Paper No 1

2

Optional courses (2)

 

Biological Investigations

4

Biogeographics

4

Energy Ecology

3

Water Ecology

5

II semester

28

Biophysics

5

Microbiology and Basic Immunology

6

General Genetics

6

Term Paper No 2

3

Optional courses (2)
Parasitology

4

Human Ecology

5

Environmental Chemistry

6

IV Year

 

I semester

28

Cell Biology

6

Evolutionary and Population Genetics

6

Developmental Biology

6

Ecogenetoxicology and health

5

Special Biology Practice

5

II semester

32

Basic Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

6

Neurobiology

6

Final Thesis

15

Optional courses (1)
Ecosystems Analysis

5

Physical Chemistry Analysis

6

Total:

240

*A, B – optional courses.

D – elective courses.

Note: there might be some changes in the programme.