General conditions are governed by the Masaryk University Study and Examination Regulations (http://is.muni.cz/do/rect/normy/vnitrnipredpisy/Studijni_a_zkusebni_rad.pdf). The final state examination consists of four subjects: three mandatory (1) Genomics, (2) Proteomics, (3) Structural Biochemistry, and one elective - either (4) Molecular Biology or (5) Advanced Analytical Chemistry.
During the oral examination, students should demonstrate orientation in the field and understanding of basic concepts. The detailed information on the topics is available on the field website of Genomics and Proteomics (http://genpro.sci.muni.cz/zaverecna-zkouska/).
Each students enrols for their Master’s thesis during the 1st semester. They should follow the rules governed by the Dean’s Measure No. 5/2014 (http://www.sci.muni.cz/NW/predpisy/od/OD-2014-05.pdf).
The work on the Master’s thesis is usually supervised by a member of the academic staff from their Alma Mater, consultancy may be provided by experts from other institutions of higher education or from the Czech Academy of Sciences. The theoretical part of the thesis should not exceed 50% of the total extent. The thesis objectives should be listed separately at the end of the chapter. The practical part serves to demonstrate the mastery of methods and procedures used for solving the problem. The Master's thesis defence usually takes place at the end of the 4th semester in the form of debate between a student and a board of examiners. The candidate presents a brief and concise thesis of their work, and introduces the researched topic and the main results. The supervisor evaluates in their report the student’s attitude towards the problems (self-reliance, initiative, diligence, skills, creativity and teamwork skills), the external expert evaluates the results of the work (formal quality and language culture, adequacy of theoretical work, relevant evaluation and presentation of the results, explanatory value of the conclusion and the overall contribution of the work). The student has to respond to the questions of the board of experts. Student's ability to respond promptly and appropriately, to argue and eventually to reflect concerns is examined.
More information on the Master's thesis is on http://genpro.sci.muni.cz/diplomova-prace/doporuceni/