Other Programs

Science programs

University of Debrecen provides candidates with four Science programs:

1- Biology, BSc

 

Objectives and Perspectives

Our aim is to provide students with basic knowledge in the most important biological fields, to attain skills in fundamental methods of laboratory and applied biology, and acquaints them with the most important processes of biochemistry, cytology, components of living organisms. The Biology BSc program covers a broad range of biological science including the most important concepts in modern biology; the levels of biological organization; the fundamental principles of structure and function and the development of ecosystems.

Requirements

Duration of studies: 6 semesters

Number of teaching (contact) hours: 1,800

Number of required ECTS credits: 180

Major Subjects

During the first year the basic elements of Basic Environmental Sciences, Elementary Mathematics and Informatics, Basics in Biochemistry and Chemistry, Basic Physics and Geology, Basics of Botany and Zoology are gained. Then deeper studies follow such as Basic Ecology and Biogeography, Plant-physiology and Animal-physiology, Molecular biology and Biotechnology, Ethnology, Hydrobiology and Soil Science, Advanced Ecology. The last year is devoted to Human biology, Environmental protection and Nature conservation, Advanced Botany and Zoology, Advanced Biochemistry and Cytology, Advanced Microbiology and Biotechnology, Advanced Genetics and Molecular biology, Conservation Genetics. This is supplemented with a series of elective courses.

Graduate Study Opportunities

MSc programs in development:

Molecular Biology

Biology

Bioengineering

Environmental Science

Background

The Institute of Biology and Ecology at the University of Debrecen has about 50 staff members, a third of whom are professors and associate professors with fluent English, established educational and research experience and regular research publication. The institute is well equipped and has an almost complete new Life Sciences library with more than 20000 books and about 200 journals in biology and ecology. Our libraries also enjoy the technical support and database of the National University Library of Debrecen. The institute is located in the two newest buildings of the Faculty of Science: the Life Sciences Building and the Ecological Building, with well equipped, spacious and computerized lecture rooms and laboratories.

2- Chemistry, BSc

 

Objectives and Perspectives

Bachelor of Chemistry degrees are awarded to students who have a good grounding in the core areas of chemistry: inorganic, organic, physical, biological and analytical chemistry; and in addition the necessary background in mathematics and physics, while also possessing basic knowledge in several other more specialized areas of chemistry. They build up practical skills in chemistry during laboratory courses in inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. The development of generic skills in the context of chemistry which are applicable in many other contexts and attaining a standard of knowledge and competence will give them access to second cycle course units or degree programs (such as MSc and further on PhD). Such graduate will have the ability to gather and interpret relevant scientific data and make judgments that include reflection on scientific and ethical issues. They will communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to informed audiences and have skills which fit them for entry-level graduate employment in the general workplace, including the chemical industry.

Requirements

Duration of studies: 6 semesters

Number of teaching (contact) hours: 1,800

Number of required ECTS credits: 180

 

Compulsory subjects

Credits

General and scientific foundations (mathematics, physics, informatics, environmental science, management, quality assurance)

28

General chemistry (principles of chemical disciplines, calculations, and laboratory practice)

8

Inorganic chemistry

10

Physical chemistry (inclusive colloid chemistry and radiochemistry)

28

Organic chemistry (inclusive biological chemistry and biochemistry)

29

Analytical chemistry (inclusive spectroscopic methods and separation techniques)

22

Applied chemistry (inclusive chemical technology, environmental technology, and macromolecular chemistry)

20

Practical chemistry module (applied spectroscopy, project work, and bachelor thesis)

20

Elective subjects

 

Optional courses (e. g. reaction kinetics, environmental analytical chemistry, application of radioactive isotopes, pharmaceutical chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, green chemistry, etc.)

15

 

Graduate Study Opportunities

MSc programs in development

Chemistry

Chemical Engineering

Molecular Biology

Background

 

The Institute of Chemistry consists of five departments (Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Colloid and Environmental Chemistry and Applied Chemistry) and two academic research groups (homogeneous catalysis; carbohydrate chemistry) with more than 50 staff members of high scientific and teaching qualifications. The Institute is equipped with state-of-the-art scientific instruments (for instance, several NMR and mass spectrometers, X-ray diffractometer, UV-VIS and IR spectrophotometers, GC and LC instruments also coupled with MS, etc)

 

3- Mathematics, BSc

 

Objectives and Perspectives

The aim of the program is to provide students with knowledge of basic elements of most important mathematical fields, attain skills in fundamental methods of applied mathematics, useful for technical, economical, statistical and computer modeling. The Mathematics BSc. Program provides a standard of knowledge and competence to the students, which will give them access to second cycle course units or degree programs.

Requirements

Duration of studies: 6 semesters

Number of teaching (contact) hours: 1,800

Number of required ECTS credits: 180

Main Subjects

During the first year the basic elements of linear algebra, algebra, number theory, combinatorics, geometry and calculus are gained. Then deeper studies follow such as measure and integration, functions of complex variable, differential equations, convex geometry. The last year is devoted to applicable mathematics, like differential geometry, probability theory, statistics, numerical methods, informatics, computer algorithms in algebra, calculus and statistics. This is supplemented with a series of elective courses.

Graduate Study Opportunities

MSc in Mathematics

MSc in Applied Mathematics

MSc in Software Engineering

Background

The Institute of Mathematics in Debrecen has about 40 faculty members, half of them are professors and associate professors with fluent English, having educational experiences and publishing research papers regularly. The institute is well equipped, having several computer laboratories and an almost complete research library with about 30000 books and about 250 journals in mathematics



 

4- Physics, BSc

 

Objectives and Perspectives

Students of the Physics BSc program obtain a thorough training in physics form mechanics to particle physics. They learn about the physical laws governing our environment, and get acquainted with the basic constituents and structure of matter. During the BSc program they acquire practical knowledge in physics, computing and technology. They uncover the secrets of the physical world, learn the methods of understanding these. Apart from learning about physics, students will learn how to think and plan logically and solve problems efficiently. A solid basic education in natural sciences that our BSc in Physics program provides is a foundation for further studies not only in physics, chemistry, and biology, but also in engineering, informatics and economics.

Requirements

Duration of studies: 6 semesters

Number of teaching (contact) hours: 1,800

Number of required ECTS credits: 180

Main Subjects

The Physics BSc program offers introductory and advanced courses that provides a thorough training in the usual graduate courses in physics: Introductory Physics in the first four semesters including: Mechanics, Heat, Electromagnetism, Quantum, Atomic, Solid State, Nuclear and Particle Physics). In parallel students study Mathematics (2 semesters), Introduction to Chemistry, Introduction to Electronics, Introduction to Informatics, European Union Studies, Entrepreneurship, Introduction to Environmental Sciences, Quality Control, Solid State Physics, Environmental Physics, Digital Electronics, Laboratory Coursework (Mechanics, Heat, Optics, Atomic Physics, Nuclear Physics, Electronics, Solid State Physics, Radioactivity, Dosimetry). In the last two semesters student can specialize in a number of different fields, where we offer courses in from environmental and biophysics to electronics, computational physics and theoretical physics. The Faculty of Natural Sciences provides infrastructural background for a wide range of student laboratory activities throughout the BSc in Physics program.

Graduate Study Opportunities

  • MSc in Physics

  • various engineering MSc programs (in development)

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