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Please be informed this study programme is offered in Polish—to undertake this programme knowledge of Polish language at least at sufficient level is required and will be verified upon application. If you do not speak Polish you can enrol in one of Polish language courses offered by Jagiellonian University School of Polish Language and Culture. Full list of programmes in foreign languages you may find here: Programmes in foreign languages.

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Natural Resources Management

Faculty of Biology

Available programmes

first-cycle programme

not available

second-cycle programme

study mode: full-time programme

language of instruction: Polish

profile: general academic

duration: 2 years (4 semesters)

title: Magister (equivalent of Master’s degree)

discipline: Biological Sciences

Programme description

Natural Resources Management is the study programme which provides students with the actual knowledge regarding legal bases and the system of nature protection in Poland, and shows how to resolve problems resulting from a conflict of interests of various social groups and economic activities with the rules of sustainable growth and nature protection policy. The laboratory classes and group projects are the crucial parts of the program. Thanks to them students are being prepared to work on various positions in various research and didactic units, as well as in industry, administration, nature protection units and consulting companies.

Information regarding Faculty

The Faculty of Biology (until 2017—the Faculty of Biology and Earth Sciences ) was established in 1951. It has the A scientific category in the rating of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, study programmes conducted at the Faculty lead in rankings prepared by the Education Foundation 'Perspektywy' and talented students win the prestigious Diamond Grant programme. The Faculty of Biology allows students to develop their interests regarding various aspects of biology, neurobiology and environment sciences in well equipped laboratories and during field trips. It gives a possibility to chose a profile of educational path, implement individual research projects, and chose subjects taught by the experts from the Institute of Botany, the Institute of Environmental Sciences, the Institute of Zoology and Biomedical Research and the Botanical Garden.

The premises of the Faculty are located on the territory of the Campus of the 600th Anniversary of the JU Revival. Natural Resources Management is conducted at the Institute of Environmental Sciences, which is a part of the Faculty of Biology. Classes are taken in well equipped, modern workrooms and laboratories, student may use computer and microscope labs and conduct their research in rooms and laboratories of ecology of aquatic micro-organisms, ecochemistry and ecotoxicology, and molecular ecology. Students take practical classes in field research stations in Ochotnica Górna and Łazy. Students may use the well equipped environmental sciences library and reading room, as well as Internet databases with full access to articles regarding biological and medical sciences. 

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Rankings, distinctions, accreditations

  • Category A granted to the Faculty by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education

Curriculum overview

Programme curriculum consists of information regarding classes in which you will take part while studying at this field of study. The programme provides data on classes in particular semesters, which of them are compulsory or optional, which of them end with an exam, and which do not. Each class has its own syllabus – a description of contents of the class.

Student matters

International Students Office

Centre of Academic Support

internationalstudents.uj.edu.pl
iso@uj.edu.pl
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland

Student Scholarships Office

Centre of Academic Support

stypendia.uj.edu.pl
stypendia@uj.edu.pl
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland

Student’s life

Time spent at the university is not all about education and class participation; it is also an excellent opportunity to develop hobbies and interests. Many research societies and student organizations work at the Jagiellonian University, including faculty- and university-wide ones. These societies allow students to spend their free time actively, gain knowledge, develop their talents, participate in engaging, unconventional projects, go on research and team-building trips, participate in conferences and meet fellow students outside the lecture halls. There are many student associations at the Faculty of Biology.

Students interested in the international dimension of studying can participate in a wide variety of exchange programmes such as Erasmus+, Utrecht Network, exchange programmes within Bilateral Agreements or European university Una Europa, or participate in a domestic mobility programme called MOST.

More than just studies

From our lecturers

Dr hab. Szymon Drobniak Dr hab. Szymon Drobniak
Studies give a great chance to meet incredible people, teachers and fellow students. I remember it as a mixture of extraordinary personalities and I would love to experience it once again. Apart from that there is no other place to learn questioning the reality in a productive way.

Prof. dr hab. Ryszard Laskowski Prof. dr hab. Ryszard Laskowski
Studies are all about growth as they shape one’s personality and help to understand the world. After five years of studies a person changes completely. (...) Our views are formed during studies. Studies is a future as they define how our life will look like


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All about admission

Admissions Office

Centre of Academic Support

welcome.uj.edu.pl
welcome@uj.edu.pl
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland

Admission to studies

Admission at the Jagiellonian University is conducted electronically in the Online Application System (IRK): irk.uj.edu.pl. Admissions Office is responsible for the admission process at the Jagiellonian University. In case of questions regarding admission, contact the Office directly or visit websites: welcome.uj.edu.pl and irk.uj.edu.pl.

Information regarding admission to this study programme, including qualification rules, admission and tuition fee, schedule, required documents and information on final result calculation, are available on the Online Application System (IRK): irk.uj.edu.pl

Transfer from other university or study programme

Transfer from other university or other study programme is possible, with the consent of the dean: after finishing a first year of studies and fulfilling additional conditions described by the Faculty Council. In case of questions regarding a transfer, contact the unit in charge of study programme directly.

See also

Careers Service

Centre of Academic Support

biurokarier.uj.edu.pl
kariery@uj.edu.pl
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland

Graduates

The aim of the education at Natural Resources Management is to receive knowledge and abilities in the scope of environmental management and right decision making. Learning modules were selected to equip a graduate with current knowledge regarding legal bases and the system of nature protection in Poland, and give an ability to resolve problems resulting from a conflict of interests of various social groups and economic activities with the rules of sustainable growth and nature protection policy in a complex and efficient way. The laboratory classes and group projects are the crucial parts of the programme.

Thanks to them a graduate will be ready to work on various positions in various research and didactic units, as well as in industry, state administration, nature protection units, consulting companies and NGOs dealing with: issuing environmental decisions, planing, local and regional development, environmental protection, valorization of nature values and risk assessment of socio-economic actions.

Further education possibilities

Contact

The study programme is conducted at the Institute of Environmental Sciences, which is a part of the Faculty of Biology. Institute is located on the Campus of the 600th Anniversary of the Restoration of the Jagiellonian University, shortly called the Third Campus. In case of questions regarding studies, contact:

studia.inos@uj.edu.pl

ul. Gronostajowa 7
30-387 Kraków, Poland
Phone: (+48) 12 664 51 24

eko.uj.edu.pl
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