The Master’s programmes are open to any student who has successfully finished a Bachelor’s programme in biology or related fields at any university. Applicants are accepted on a competitive basis, depending on their results in the admission examination.
They may enter different study fields – “Biological chemistry”, “Biophysics”, “Botany”, “Clinical Biology”, “Ecology”, “Experimental Biology”, “Parasitology”, “Zoology”, “Physics” or “Mathematics for future teachers”. Since 2008 it has also been possible to study individual study programmes in combinations offered for double-major and teacher training courses.Students gain more theoretical knowledge in their field of specialization and also produce a diploma thesis which should result in a paper to be published in the appropriate regular international scientific journal.
Most of these programmes are conducted in Czech only, but the number of English versions is growing:
- The programme "Biological Chemistry" represents an alternative extension of modern molecular, cellular and structural biology towards biochemistry, bio-organic chemistry, and biophysics.
- The programme "Ecology" trains students in modern research in population and community ecology.
Due to the growing interest in exchange programmes for students (such as Socrates/Erasmus) in Europe or even further afield, the programmes offer foreign students a set of half-year courses with a number of interconnected topics.