BA in Biology - Palaeobiology

General

Program Description

About the programme

Our programme is of great interest; first and foremost because it is based on the study of Biology but has the specialization of Palaeobiology – such a combination is rare these days. It includes both biological and geological disciplines, and, certainly, purely palaeobiological subjects as well.

Advantages of the programme

We offer opportunities to our students to provide purely scientific research based on material collected in the Opole area. Here you may actually collect your study material yourself; for example, Carboniferous ichnofossils and plant remain, Triassic vertebrate and invertebrate fossils, Middle Jurassic and Upper Cretaceous mainly marine fauna, but also some plant remains, etc. Because since January 2016 the European Centre of Palaeontology has been linked to partners in Belgium, Germany, and Portugal, we have some new possibilities for scientific co-operation.

Work opportunities and further education options

With an MA diploma in Biology, with palaeobiological specialisation, you can find a job at universities and research institutions, schools, museums, palaeo- and geoparks, nature reserves and conservation biology (protection) organisations, scientific publishing houses, editorial offices, media, extractive industry and geological surveys, science popularization and the like.

The graduates of the Palaeobiology Master’s Programme at the University of Opole can further their education at any university that offers a Ph.D. programme in Biology, Palaeobiology or Geology – thanks to the interdisciplinary approach of the programme.

Tuition fee

EUR 1160 per year

Citizens of Poland and EU/EFTA, as well as the Pole's Card holders, study free of charge.

Entry requirements

You can apply for the Palaeobiology Programme if you hold a BA degree in biology.

Unit of qualification

Weight

Bachelor’s degree

1

We require English language skills at B2 level, confirmed in the interview or by a certificate.

Last updated Aug 2018

About the School

Welcome to the University of Opole – one of 19 public universities in Poland. Although it seems to be a relatively young university – established in 1994 – it has a long academic tradition since it wa ... Read More

Welcome to the University of Opole – one of 19 public universities in Poland. Although it seems to be a relatively young university – established in 1994 – it has a long academic tradition since it was founded as a result of joining one of the best Polish pedagogical academies – the Higher Pedagogical College in Opole and Opole branch of the Catholic University in Lublin. Read less