Plants – the basis of life on Earth

Degree programme objectives

The aim of study in this programme is to deepen the knowledge in plant biology acquired in the bachelor's degree. In particular, emphasis is placed on practical knowledge and skills in experimental work. These acquired skills increase the attractiveness of graduates' employment, especially in research and control organisations, and private companies focused on research and development.

Study plans

Studies

  • Objectives

    The aim of study in this programme is to deepen the knowledge in plant biology acquired in the bachelor's degree. In particular, emphasis is placed on practical knowledge and skills in experimental work. These acquired skills increase the attractiveness of graduates' employment, especially in research and control organisations, and private companies focused on research and development.

  • Learning Outcomes

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

    • be well oriented in the structure of various types of plant cells, tissues and organs, and is able to independently observe structures in a light microscope.
    • understand transport, metabolic and regulatory processes in plants, and understand their interrelationships.
    • orientate himself/herself in the reactions of plants to environmental conditions and understand the mechanisms of these reactions.
    • independently obtain up-to-date scientific information from relevant sources, critically evaluate it, and process it into comprehensive reports.
    • creatively and independently carry out research and development activities in various areas of experimental biology, including leading research project teams.
    • process his/her own results, integrate them into the current state of knowledge, present, discuss, and defend them.
    • communicate the results of his/her work and in general in the field of natural sciences in both Czech and English.
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    Due to the scope of the courses, the graduates are guaranteed to be highly adaptable and competitive, with the possibility of employment in basic or applied biological research, as well as in fields related to environmental chemistry, applied ecology or environmental protection. Some of the graduates also find employment in control organisations and some other branches of the state administration.

  • Practical Training

    Practical experience of graduates is not strictly required. However, work placements at research institutions at home and abroad are recommended and practically encouraged during the studies.

  • Goals of Theses

    The thesis has the character of an independent experimental scientific work including a brief overview of the current knowledge on the topic, objectives and hypotheses, methodology, results, discussion of the results and an overview of the information sources used. The author has to demonstrate the ability to test the experimental hypotheses, to evaluate the results statistically, to present them in an appropriate way in tables and graphs, and then to interpret them in the context of current knowledge in the field.

  • Access to Further Studies

    Students pursuing a master's degree may apply to study in the graduate programme in Plant Anatomy and Physiology at a given faculty.

  • Additional Information
    More detailed information about studying in this programme can be found at: https://www.muni.cz/en/bachelors-and-masters-study-programmes/23694-experimental-plant-biology

Basic information

Abbreviation
N-EBR
Type
Master's degree programme (following the Bachelor's one)
Profile
academic
Degree
Mgr.
Degree in Advanced Master's state examination
RNDr.
Length of studies
2 years
Language of instruction
Czech Czech

8
number of active students
1
number of theses/dissertations

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