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Program description:
The program, which is operated jointly with Semmelweis University Budapest, allows students to gain advanced theoretical and practical knowledge at the intersection of medicine and informatics. Medical biotechnologists work in the rapidly developing bio-medicinal field where their responsibilities include research, development, application and management. They are able to model and simulate biological systems on computers, are familiar with the current methods in molecular diagnostics and therapies, as well as design, create, manage and use databases in the field of medical biotechnology. Medical biotechnologists are able to handle and interpret large-scale data sets of medical relevance. As specialists trained in science, informatics and specific fields of medicine, they can be employed in basic research, or in the fields of pharmaceutics, medical/molecular diagnostics or biotechnology.

Entrance exam:

Subjects of the entrance examination (written and oral):

- Chemistry

- Biology

Type of entrance exam:
Online test AND online interview (Skype / MS Teams)

Entrance exam location:

Entrance exam description:
1. After an evaluation of preliminary studies, applicants with appropriate qualifications take a written online test covering topics in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Electronics and Computer Science.
2. If the applicant obtains enough score in the online test, he/she will be invited to attend an oral interview, primarily conducted via Skype / MS Teams. The International Relations Office notifies the student in advance about the planned themes of the oral exam.
3. Applicants are interviewed online where details of the applicant’s BSc diploma thesis, as well as professional commitment, language proficiency and communication skills are examined.
4. The Evaluation Committee sets the final score and admission result based upon the quality of the application material, the online test and the personal interview.

Detailed admission requirements and exam topics

Ms Tünde Magdolna VIZ-POÓR
International Relations Coordinator

Compulsory preparatory semester available:
YES (organized in the fall semester). Thus, the actual commencement of the Master’s programs is February. The goal of the preparatory semester is to level students for their Master’s program, helping students to recap, develop and upgrade the Bachelor-level skills needed to succeed in their Master’s program.

Specialisation year available:
NO. Specialisations are built into the MSc program and are and integral part of the Curriculum.

Minimum number of scholarship holders:

Maximum number of scholarship holders:

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Programme structure

The Masters Program is preceded by a compulsory preparatory semester in the Fall term. The preparatory semester consists of four three-week-long modules, each module comprising three or four subjects. The courses follow an intensive schedule, and each are concluded by a compulsory exam.

The Curriculum of the compulsory preparatory semester (Fall semester) for the Master’s program in Medical Biotechnology comprises the following subjects: Academic English; Algebra; Bioinformatics; Calculus; Chemistry and Biology; Hungarian; Molecular Biology and Genetics; Neuroscience and Electrophysiology; Probability and Statistics; Programming 1-2-3.

The actual Masters program (4 semesters) starts in the spring term, upon successful completion of ALL subjects of the Preparatory semester.

The Curriculum of the Medical Biotechnology MSc study program (120 credits) comprises the following modules:

● Fundamentals in Natural Sciences and Mathematics (15-25 credits)
● Economics and Humanities (5-15 credits)
● Skills in Medical Biotechnology (15-35 credits)
● Specialization (30-50 credits)
● Project Work and Thesis Work (29 credits)
● Other elective subjects (maximum 6 credits)

Specializations offered within the program:
● Molecular Biotechnology
● Applied Bioinformatics

Detailed Curriculum of the Medical Biotechnology MSc

Grading System
Teaching is conducted in three different forms: lectures, seminars, and laboratory practice. There are two ways of assessment: practical mark (predominantly for practical courses, based on the student’s term-time progress) or exam. The grading system used in Hungary is the following:
• The highest grade is 5 excellent.
• Grade 4 is good.
• Grade 3 is satisfactory.
• Grade 2 is a pass.
• Grade 1 is a fail – the course must be repeated.

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States