Training Offered in English
and Materials Sciences]
Biology (to see more details click here)
Students in biology are offered extensive
training in the most important branches and areas of biology, as well as general
education in the basic sciences (mathematics, physics and chemistry). The
curriculum includes, among others, courses in botany, zoology, human biology,
cell biology, genetics, microbiology, biochemistry and molecular biology,
evolutionary genetics and the most important branches of synbiology.
Students in the fourth year (seventh
semester) continue their studies according to special curricula tailored to meet
their special personal interests or requirements. To broaden the menu for choice
and to promote the participation of students in their research work,
laboratories and scientists of other universities and research institutes take
part in the personal training program as well. Biotechnology and molecular
biology, ecology and environmental studies of nature conservation, immunobiology
and medical biology are the major areas most frequented by the students in their
personal training programs but other, narrower, specializations have also been
During the course of their studies,
students will cover the wide-ranging fields of modern biology, and will acquire
the knowledge and skills necessary for their theoretical and practical
application. Laboratory sessions provide an opportunity for the students to
apply the latest experimental methods in planning and carrying out experiments
in order to enhance their understanding of the subject matter.
The program of study enables students to
become biologists (M.Sc.) qualified to work in research institutes and
laboratories, R & D institutions in agriculture, the food industry,
public health service, environmental protection agencies, the pharmaceutical
industry and pesticide production plants.
Upon completing their M.Sc. courses
students may take part in various Ph.D. or other specified postgraduate training
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Chemistry and Materials Sciences
The five years of training for
students majoring in chemistry and materials sciences is concluded by an
M.Sc. degree. Undergraduate studies begin with mathematics, physics,
general and theoretical chemistry. The knowledge thus acquired forms a
solid foundation for the study of the results in organic chemistry,
inorganic and elemental organic chemistry, chemical technology, chemical
cybernetics, nuclear chemistry and colloid chemistry.
In cooperation with the research
institutes of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, students may also take
tutorials in their special area of structural chemistry, macromolecular
chemistry, pharmaceutical research, colloid and surface chemistry, instrumental
analysis, quantum chemistry and theoretical chemistry.
These special studies are part of the
M.Sc. program, but at the same time prepare the student for a Ph.D. degree.
Interdisciplinary specialization is also possible within the M.Sc. program in
geochemistry, biochemistry, ecology and solid state research.
The purpose of the Curriculum is to train
geologists with a range of theoretical and practical knowledge covering all
major fields of Earth’s Sciences, i.e. Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Geology,
Petrology, Palaeontology, Economic Geology, Environmental Geology and
Future job prospects for students of
geology include geological mapping, mineralogical and geochemical analyses,
micro- and macro-palaeontology, stratigraphy, sedimentology, prospecting for
mineral deposits, planning and execution of water-supply and water-management
related projects, environmental sensitivity mapping, impact studies, pollution
assessment/remediation and soil conservation.
The Department of Geophysics offers
programs leading to two degrees:
• graduate program (M.Sc.)
• postgraduate program (Ph.D.)
Both programs consist of lecture courses,
practicals laboratory, and field work. Earth’s physics and applied geophysical
methods are part of the graduate curriculum. Applied geophysics includes seismic
prospecting, gravity, magnetics, geoelectric methods and borehole geophysics.
The Ph.D. program offers advanced courses
in all the above fields, but it emphasizes research. The research students may
choose any of the three major branches of research pursued by the Department:
• global and regional studies in
• applied and environmental geophysics or
• remote sensing and space research.
The Institutes of Mathematics offer
flexible training through a wide variety of courses in many branches of
mathematics, including both traditional and modern areas.
The first three years of training provide
a strong foundation for later specializations ensuring a firm basis in all
important directions. (This is roughly equivalent to a high-level B.Sc. degree.)
In the last two years students follow their own preferences, and choose some of
the so-called blocks and semi-blocks covering certain special fields. Here they
acquire a deep and thorough knowledge, and also have the possibility to start
some research work with authentic guidance or to get used to the methods of
practical applications, including the extensive use of computers. The students
write a thesis and receive an M.Sc. degree, and may continue their studies for a
Students enjoy the highly stimulating
atmosphere of the vivid mathematical life at the university and the Alfréd Rényi
Institute of Mathematics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, worthy of the
work of great predecessors. A considerable part of the staff is regularly
invited to teach at universities all over the world, including leading Western
universities, and is well experienced in the different educational systems.
Moreover, the so-called Hungarian method has acquired considerable fame, mainly
due to the high-level problem solving sessions in small groups, to the
constantly updated material which is regularly renewed both mathematically and
methodologically, and to the rich choice of topics offered by leading experts of
Also, the teacher training program is
guided by similar principles, providing (and requiring) a high level of
mathematical knowledge. Here only a smaller element of the material is to be
chosen freely, and also the demands of the capability of teaching in a secondary
school require different points of view in selecting the relevant material.
Students majoring in meteorology will be
trained for jobs both in the meteorological service and in research oriented
institutions where they can carry on work according to specifications set forth
by the Meteorological World Organization.
A meteorologist deals with the analysis
of physical and chemical phenomena taking place in the atmosphere, with short,
medium and long range weather forecasting, including geographical distribution
and frequency of weather phenomena, and with the interactions between the
atmosphere and other spheres, primarily the biosphere and the hydrosphere.
He/she must be prepared to undertake responsibilities in the fields of air
transport, agriculture, medical meteorology and protection of environment.
Student majoring in physics acquire
knowledge in the theoretical and experimental fundamentals of classical and
quantum physics together with their mathematical background. They study
different topics of advanced physics (particle and nuclear physics, solid-state
physics, astrophysics and the behavior of complex systems). They are trained in
the application of atomic physics, solid-state physics, materials science and
low-temperature physics as well.
Special courses as part of the regular
process have beeen introduced in the field of astrophysics, materials science,
molecular physics, nuclear physics, particle physics, solid state physics and
From the third year on special programs
are offered in biological physics for students interested in the latest
developments in this field bordering on biology and physics.
The special studies are part of the M.Sc.
program. There are also special postgraduate programs for the Ph.D. degree.