Medical Biotechnology MSc

Type of programme: Postgraduate course

Duration of training: 4 semesters

Language of instruction: English 

Head of programme: Judit E. Pongrácz (PhD, DrHabil)

Description of the programme

The use of biotechnology in medicine is becoming ever more widespread under continuous pressure from clinical needs. The development of sophisticated diagnostic methods, effective drug design and personalized therapies all require biotechnology.

Our programme has two practice-based tracks:

-          molecular biotechnology and

-          cell and tissue technology.

Both tracks will equip graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in basic research, as well as the clinical and pharmaceutical applications of biotechnology.

Lectures will be delivered by both leading local professors and expert lecturers from other countries, including Great Britain and the United States. Additionally, the programme aims to deliver general knowledge in economics, management and business law. Although the course will cover mainly European Union practices, it will also discuss relevant issues specific for the USA, China and India.

Master thesis

Candidates will be able to choose from a great variety of subjects in basic laboratory research at the University, or applied research at pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies.

Entry requirements

Candidates should possess a BSc with strong background in biology related subjects.

Candidates should also have a good command in English (TOFEL/IELTS, etc).

Admission will be given on basis of marks obtained in the Entry Exam and interview.


Application is only online directly to the MSc Programme coordinator ( with a letter of motivation and a resume.

Application information

Medical Biotechnology MSc Programme
Institute for Immunology and Biotechnology
Medical School
University of Pécs
7624 Pécs, Szigeti út 12.

Judit E. Pongrácz (PhD, Dr Habil)
Tel: +36 72/ 536-288
Fax: +36 72/ 536-289

Judit Kósa (Ms.)
Tel: +36 72/ 536-528
Fax: +36 72/ 536-289


Skype: medical.biotechnology.msc

Biotechnology MSc