The main aim of the master study program Biotechnology is to satisfy the need for the most up-to-date technologies and knowledge for various fields of biotechnology. The program offers two orientations: System biotechnology and General biotechnology.
Graduates will be able to continue their studies in doctoral programs and, because of their broad education, will have various employment possibilities in the fields of education, research and development (universities, institutes), in the field of marketing and service activities (large, medium and small biotechnology companies, commodity markets, economic interest associations, insurance companies etc.), in the public sector (EU administration, ministries, agencies, funds, chambers, control and certification organisations, consumer protection organisations etc.) and self-employment (independent businessperson, advisor, independent assessor).
The master study programme Microbiology is planned and designed in such a way that it enables continuation of bachelor study of natural and biotechnical science.
The study offers basic knowledge from genetics, molecular biology and the biochemistry of microorganisms and a range of applicative microbiological knowledge, which a student can deepen in the context of sanitary medical microbiology, microbial biotechnology and microbial ecology. The basic aims are to educate professionals with in-depth knowledge about the influence and functioning of micro-organisms in the environment, biotechnological production and people.
Within the framework of a master project, the students are confronted with independendent research work. Graduates have the possibility of continuing research in doctoral studies.
The master study programme Molecular and functional biology is designed to provide braod spectrum of biological knowledge with great aplicability in business sector.
Aquired competences in biochemistry, molecular genetics, immunology and physiology enable employment in various branches. Some special courses (Biomolecules in industry) are included in the programme because this knowledge is required in industry (biotechnology) and will play important role in near future. High portion of practical training in form of laboratory practical, seminars and in course of master thesis prepares graduates for autonomous and responsible work.
The master study programme Biochemistry is designed to qualify professionals for further academic advancement based on the knowledge acquired through undergraduate and master’s level studies, and to provide profound knowledge and skills in biochemistry to qualify for professional positions as biochemists in pharmaceutical, chemical and other biochemistry related industries and the public sector, and to acquire such a standard of knowledge and competencies to continue studies in doctoral study programmes.
The master study programme Chemistry is designed to upgrade knowledge and understanding of chemistry to be able to develop original ideas in research work, to qualify professionals assuming positions as chemists in chemical and chemistry-related industries and public services, to acquire high standards of knowledge and skills for further academic advancement.
The master study programme Computer and information science is composed of two tracks:
. Computer and information science
. Data science
The program enables graduates of first-level computer and information science programs to deepen and expand their knowledge and tools acquired at the first level. It is also interesting for graduates of other professions who wish to upgrade their knowledge with practical and theoretical knowledge of computer and information science.
The Computer and information science track offers future masters the knowledge and skills to be able to keep up with developments and technological changes, and engage in development and scientific work. The course provides in-depth orientation and professional specialization through elective modules covering the main branches of computer and information science.
Data Science is a selective track for students with a good knowledge of mathematics, computer science and/or applied statistics. The course has a demanding curriculum that equips students with theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to become leading experts, researchers or pedagogues in the field of data science.
Employment opportunities for graduates of this program are exceptional in both Slovenia and the world. Graduates can find employment practically in all branches of the market and non-profit sector, as computer technology and data science in today's society are indispensable.
The master study programme Financial mathematics is designed for students wishing to work in the financial industry.
In addition to courses in probability, statistics and financial mathematics, students also take some courses at the Faculty of Economics and some pure mathematics courses.
Graduates of this programme can take active part in planning and development in financial institutions and financial departments of large companies or engage in scientific research at economic research institutions. They can find employment in major banks, insurance companies, stock brokerage companies, investment firms, pension companies, health benefits companies, public sector and public agencies, logistic sector (optimisation), economic research institutes and universities.
To enroll, a bachelor degree (or equivalent) in mathematics, financial mathematics or a related field is required.
The master study programme Mathematics is intended for students with an interest in pure mathematics, for those who wish to pursue a PhD degree in mathematics, and for those who want maximum flexibility in the selection of courses.
Graduates of this programme can take active part in planning, engineering and development in professional environment, or engage in scientific research in mathematics, theoretical computer science or theoretical mechanics.
They can find employment in research and development companies (or their branches) using mathematical modelling, software development companies, mathematical or mathematics related research institutions, and universities in general. To enroll, a bachelor degree in mathematics or a related field is required.
The main objective of the Medical physics master study program is to train of experts in the field of medical physics who will participate in technologically most complex research and treatment in medicine, perform control of said research, play a key role with their expert advice, supervision, purchasing and introduction of cutting-edge medical technology.
The program trains specialists who will work on further integration of physical sciences in biomedical sciences, particularly in the field of general diagnostics and cancer treatment, as well as engage in interdisciplinary research in the fields of medical physics, biophysics and biomedical sciences.
After completing the program, students are able to critically evaluate new science and comparability of new technologies for transfer into clinical practice.
The aim of the Physics master study program is to educate researchers and specialists with the advanced knowledge of physics and the knowledge of physical laws of nature with the ability for critical thinking and a critical approach to solving a wide range of tasks and problems.
The different orientations offer a rough specialization, which is, because of a small number of obligatory courses, quite flexible and allows the student to combine several branches of physics.
The program also allows the students of non-physics programs, especially technical and natural science programs, to deepen their knowledge of physical principles and laws related to their specialization. The program is based on mastering theoretical foundations and their application in connection with practical work.
Graduates of the master study programme Geology can upgrade basic knowledge in all fields of geology.
Depending on personal interests, students specialise by choosing specialist modules of study (Regional Geology and Paleontology, Applied Geology, Geoenvironment and Geomaterials); in the context of optional courses within the module, students can intensify further specific knowledge of selected narrow areas of geological disciplines or interdisciplinary approaches.
The ultimate objective of the study programme is to train experts able to solve problems in the field of basic research of the majority of geological sciences as well as work in the field of applications and solving interdisciplinary problems. Graduates are able to independently solve complex and highly specialised problems and tasks in selected fields of geology.