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Faculty of Science

Master's programme admission procedure - academic year 2012/2013 (opens in autumn semester 2012)

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Biochemistry, Master's degree programme (following the Bachelor's one)
  • The Master’s degree Biochemistry study program, which build on the Bachelor’s degree programs, represents a complete program of university education. It provides highly-qualified instruction in Biochemistry and their specialized fields, and prepares the best graduates for doctoral studies.This study programme is possible to study only in Czech language.

  • Further information about the degree programme:

    Graduate of master programme Biochemistry has knowledges and skills got by lectures of math, physics, chemical and biology disciplines: general and anorganic chemistry, structure chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, cell biology, PC analyzing of datas,, lectures of relative medicine and biology branches as a clinical biochemistry, genetics, pharmacology, microbiology etc. Significant part of study are new developing disciplines as a structure biology, protein ingeneering, and bioinformatics. Students can work with literature and their result can present in written or oral way, in czech or in english. Vide view of practise, independent projects and long time preparing diploma give skills in choiced area includig language knowledge and skill to orient in foreign language literature. Vide offer of choiced subjects allows individual orientation in area of basic and applied research of biological and chemistry sciences as a special research or development worker. This study programme is possible to study only in Czech language.

  • Information on entrance examinations designed for this degree programme:

    Applicant will pass special test of chemistry on the level of bachelor programme. For exusing the exam can applicant ask on base of his results in bachelor study programme (only in Czech).

  • Recommended reading for the examinations under this field:

    As seen on bachelor final exam.

  • Evaluation criteria valid for the applicants applying for a place on this degree programme:

    The result of written test. Results during bachelor study, bachelor state exam and bachelor final work.

  • Areas in which the graduates of this degree programme usually seek jobs:

    Graduate can independently solve some problems of research projects in area of biochemistry, biotechnology, cell biology, clinic biochemistry, enviroment and other branches. He can work in laboratories of research departments and universities, clinical and control laboratories in healthcare, veterinar research, pharma companies and in areas of biochemistry technology industry. Part of graduates can continue in Ph.D. studies. After completing knowledges in economy and marketing can find a job as a representant of pharma companies and companies selling biotechnological products.

Field of study or combination of fields:

PřF: Genomics and Proteomics
Master's degree programme (following the Bachelor's one), study mode: full-time, single-subject, language of instruction: Czech Czech.
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  • Objectives

    The Master’s study programme of Genomics and Proteomics within the Biochemistry Master’s degree programme produces experts  with an overview of the two contemporary, dynamically developing areas – genomics and proteomics. Graduates  should be able to apply acquired knowledge and approaches to solutions of research and other tasks in their future employment. Genomics and proteomics are interdisciplinary branches of science dealing with study and analysis of two important functional components of biological systems - genome and proteome. It utilises the knowledge of biochemistry, molecular and system biology, bioanalytical chemistry and other respective disciplines. Genomics and proteomics significantly exceeds the frame of molecular biology, genetics and also biochemistry, therefore it demands thorough knowledge in other, non-biological disciplines. Genomics and proteomics develop methods and analysis approaches for genomes and proteomes of different organisms, tissues, including their states (regulation, pathology). It reaches into all areas of molecular and system biology. The content of the new Master’s study programme of Genomics and Proteomics at the Faculty of Science, MU is compiled mostly with regard to the rapidly increasing amount of information and necessity to combine interdisciplinary approaches (biochemistry, analytical and structural chemistry) within the study of living organisms in post-genomic era.

    This new study programme is thus designed primarily for graduates of Bachelor’s degree programmes in Biochemistry, Applied Biochemistry, Biophysics, Chemistry and Biology. However, it is also open to graduates of other Bachelor’s degree programmes who successfully pass the entrance examinations. The study requires a positive approach to experimental work, ability to use complex methodical tools and manage time consuming projects. It aims to allow the adoption of chemical, biological and also physical principles of the bioanalytical approaches and methods to produce experts who would be able to creatively apply their knowledge in bioanalytical praxis to solve problems never met before.

  • Learning Outcomes

    After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:

    • explain the theoretical basics, subject and aims of genomics and proteomics
    • master elementary methodical approaches in genomics and proteomics
    • utilise their knowledge to solve particular scientific problems
    • understand the principles of scientific work, problem analysis, literature research
    • apply experimental methods, collect data and evaluate them
    • present their results both in oral and written forms, in Czech and in English, logically argue on the topic during the discussion

  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    The interdisciplinary character of the Master’s study programme of Genomics and Proteomics at the Faculty of Science MU enables graduates to gain insight into a large area of basic and applied research in biological and chemical sciences. It allows them to find employment in research and development, clinical laboratories, veterinary research, pharmacological laboratories and biotechnology industry. By extending their knowledge of economy and marketing, graduates may also work as sales representatives of pharmaceutical and biotechnological companies.

    The study programme prepares students for independent and responsible problem solving and for a high quality communication (oral and written, in mother tongue and in English). A broad range of practical exercises, along with enough time dedicated to the elaboration of their Master’s theses, enables students to develop skills in their chosen fields, including language skills and orientation in the English written scientific literature.

    Graduates can further continue their studies in the doctoral study programmes of Genomics, Proteomics, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or Bioanalytics. They can also find employment in research institutions.

  • Rules and Conditions for the Creation of a Study Plan

    Study programmes at the Faculty of Science, Masaryk University follow the Dean’s Measure No. 8/2012 „Teaching and Composition of Study Programmes”. Obligatory rules for the study are listed in the Course Catalogue for their year of matriculation including recommended study plans. If students enrol in and successfully complete all the required courses respecting their established continuity, they finish their studies within the standard period of study, which is four semesters.

    To be admitted to the final state examination, students have to acquire 120 credits for required, selective and elective subjects. The core subjects of the study are divided into specialized subjects (12 credits, CG020 Genomics, CG010 Proteomics a CG080 Methods in Genomics a Proteomics) and common subjects (CG100, CG200, CG300 a CG400 – Diploma Seminar BGP I – IV, JA002 English for Specific Purposes at the B2 level, CG040, CG060, CG050, CG070 – Diploma Thesis I – IV, C7777 Handling Chemical Substances). Students should gain min. 14 credits for selective courses. It is also recommended to enrol in at least 5-6 elective courses.

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  • Practical Training

    Practical training is not an obligatory part of the study plan.

  • Graduation Requirements

    General conditions are governed by the Masaryk University Study and Examination Regulations ( 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 (

    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 (

    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

  • Access to Further Studies

    Graduates of the Master’s study programme of Genomics and Proteomics may (after fulfilling the entrance criteria) pursue their studies at the Faculty of Science MU in the Biochemistry doctoral degree programme, study programme of Genomics and Proteomics or in other related programmes. The modern approach to the study also prepares students  to pursue their doctoral studies abroad.

  • Motto
    “Prospere per diligentiam dedicationemque.”
  • Additional Information
    Additional information about the Master’s study programme of Genomics and Proteomics can be found here:

  • Admission conditions

    Admission examination for master degree field of Biochemistry of Genomes and Proteomes (Genomics and Proteomics) is equivalent to state examination of bachelor degree in field of Biochemistry. Requirements include consideration on specific aspects of the field - biochemistry, biology, general and physical chemistry, analytical chemistry and organic chemistry. Form: written examination; 8 questions per each of the five areas(only in Czech).

  • Recommended reading for the entrance examination:

    As seen on bachelor exam.

  • Evaluation criteria valid for applicants:

    Result of entrance test.

  • Approximate number of applicants that are to be admitted in this round:


The degree programmes and fields listed above are open to applications in the following round:

Master's programme admission procedure - academic year 2012/2013 (opens in autumn semester 2012)

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