Biological Chemistry – Bachelor’s Programme
Tuition FeeBiological Chemistry BA, 3 years
- The registration fee is 85 PLN.
- Accommodation cost is not included.
- EU citizens and the Pole’s Card holders study free of charge.
Study Chemistry at UO
Our faculty enjoys recognition in the academic community both in Poland and abroad. Our faculty members work in EU expert teams that evaluate research projects conducted in Europe, receive many grants, fulfill functions in scientific communities and editorial committees of national and international journals.
Our strength is the ability to conduct researches, including international ones, in the laboratories equipped with the newest instruments. As a result, our faculty staff and students publish their high-quality articles in a number of prestigious journals and get invitations to participate in conferences and lectures.
Our faculty is open to students and lecturers from abroad. Moreover, students have an opportunity to study on numerous exchange programmes at our partner universities in Poland and in many other EU and non-EU countries in the framework of MOST and Erasmus+ projects.
The Structure of the Programme
In semester 1 students get to know the basic notions and terminology of chemistry introduced to them during General Chemistry classes held in the form of lectures, workshops and laboratory practicals.
During semester 2, you will learn Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Applied Chemistry and Management of Chemicals, General and Systematic Botany, Chemical Basis of the Life Processes, Mathematics. Starting with the second semester, along with the compulsory courses, students can choose from a variety of selective courses from other fields of knowledge.
Semester 3 will be dedicated to such courses as Physical Chemistry, Basic Theoretical and Quantum Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Animal and Plant Physiology and Microbiology.
In semester 4, besides having such study areas as Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Basic Biology, and Ecological Chemistry, students have additional classes of a foreign language and start to get familiar with the main aspects of a research project. Moreover, in July-September during Practical Training they can apply the theoretical knowledge and skills obtained during the foregoing semesters.
During the last year (5-6 semesters) of BA studies students keep on developing their proficiency in such subjects as Chemical Technology, Inorganic Chemistry, Chemistry of Materials, Crystal Chemistry, Basic Biotechnology and others, finish their research projects, prepare their BA theses and get ready for the defence. The full programme of the study can be found here
The Most Important Courses
During this course we will teach you to understand, define and explain the relationships occurring in nature as well as determine their dependence on changes caused by human activity. It is highly important for our students to acquire the skill to plan the production processes so that the relationships were not interrupted. And we are determined to provide you with such competences together with a capability to analyse the impact of changing environmental factors on ecosystem.
During the course of microbiology students will get familiar with the fundamentals of construction, functioning, and significance of microorganisms in the natural and human environments. Due to having both lectures and laboratory practicals, students will get equipped with theoretical knowledge – will be able to describe morphological construction and physiological processes of the fundamental groups of microorganisms, together with the opportunity to apply it in practice, using the basic laboratorial methods and techniques appropriate for microbiological diagnostics.
The main aim of the course of to provide students with basic knowledge about the properties of elements of the block s and p of the periodic system (atomic and physical properties, reactivity, occurrence, the most important compounds and use). Workshops, that are held together with lectures, help understand and practice the issues covered by the curriculum by solving problematic tasks.
Chemical basis of the life processes
In this course students will learn the construction of sub-cellular structures and live organism cells. After the completion of the course, students will know, among others, the basic properties of biologically important molecules, the basic chemical processes connected to metabolic activity taking place in the living organisms’ cells. Moreover, they will be able to explain the impact of certain chemical compounds on metabolic changes and organisms’ behaviour.
Advantages of Biological Chemistry
We are incredibly proud of our advanced equipment, which is available to our entire staff and students alike. We are aware that reliable research results and experiments depend on the newest technology available, and we provide them with gas and liquid chromatographs featuring various types of detectors, capillary electrophoresis instruments, NMR, FTIR, NIR, UVVis, Mass spectrometers, Xenotest, and others.
English as a communication tool
The Bachelor’s degree programme Biological Chemistry provides education in a world language – English, which constitutes an essential communication tool, both in multinational companies as well as international research teams. Our faculty acknowledges the importance of English for the needs of a modern scientist that is why all the literature used is primarily in this language. We regularly invite foreign lecturers and teachers to to visit us and encourage our students to participate in a variety of exchange programmes, international conferences and research projects.
Work Opportunities and a Further Education Option
Prospective jobs, sectors and skills
Our graduates are equipped with all the required knowledge and skills to work at administrative institutions, chemical laboratories, analytical laboratories for agriculture and environmental protection facilities, pharmaceutical companies, etc. They can also take up jobs in the laboratories of chemical plants, research and development institutions, environmental protection and material study facilities. Our graduates work in such institutions both in Poland and in other EU countries.
MA in Chemistry, Biotechnology or Environmental Protection
The graduates of the Biological Chemistry Bachelor’s Programme at the University of Opole can further their education at any university that offers a MA programme in Chemistry, Biotechnology, Environmental Protection thanks to the interdisciplinary approach of the programme.
Erasmus+ Study Mobility
Erasmus+ Training Mobility
For further information please contact the programme coordinator:
For further information and inquiries please contact the Office for International Study Programmes.
The BA diploma (or equivalent) constitutes the basic admission criterion. We require English language skills at B2 level tested in an oral interview (also online interview, e.g. Skype).
Apartments for rent can be found in the city. At the university we can host you in one of our modern halls of residence. For further details go to: http://hello.uni.opole.pl/accommodation/
How to enrol?
1160 EUR per year.
EU citizens study free of charge.
Citizens of Poland and the Pole’s Card holders study free of charge.