Biological sciences
Doctoral studies
Mode of studies: 
full-time programme
4 years (8 semesters)
Tuition fee: 
EU/EFTA citizens - no tuition fee; non-EU/EFTA citizens - €2700 per semester
Degree awarded: 
Doctor of Philosophy
Scholarships available: 
Application deadline: 
Friday, 7 September, 2018
Day of semester start: 
Monday, 1 October, 2018
Credits (ECTS): 
Admission requirements: 
  • CV
  • diploma of an MSc or equivalent degree with supplement;
  • letter of recommendation;
  • declaration of the future supervisor on the availability of the funds necessary to conduct the research project by the Ph.D. student;
  • synopsis of the research project that will lead to a doctoral degree;
  • list of the candidate’s publications and conference presentations;
  • certificates of foreign language competence. 

Website: http://www.wbios.us.edu.pl/studia-w-jezyku-angielskim-advanced-methods-in-biotechnology-and-biodiversity.html

PhD students participate in courses prepared by various laboratoriess of the Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection (see the programme of PhD studies). Course examples: Advanced molecular cytogenetics; Chromatin immunostaining methods; Plant morphogenesis in vivo and in vitro; Cyto- and histochemical analysis of embryonic animal tissues; Biomarkers in studies of exposure and effects of xenobiotics in the environment; Biotechnology of microorganisms; Practical bioinformatics; Plant functional genomics; Techniques for biodiversity of soil microorganisms, plants and animals.

The aim of all courses of the programmeis to teach the students how to apply a variety of advanced research methods with support of the faculty labs. Additionally, the students have the opportunity to improve their presentation skills through attending workshops on Effective presentation. They can also participate in departmental and faculty's seminars, as well as in a selection of lectures provided by guest researchers in the framework of the Lifelong Learning Programme – LLP/Erasmus. All courses are in English.

All PhD students are involved in research projects leading to the achievement of PhD degree. Students will be supervised by the senior academic staff. The projects are conducted in collaboration with future supervisor and are in line with the research profile of the department involved.