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Degree programme objectives

The overall objective of the Chemistry programme is to provide the fundamental scientific background and practical training for students as they prepare for chemistry-related careers or advanced study in fields including the traditional chemical specialties (for example in a Master’s degree programme). The graduates have basic chemical knowledges and they have problem-solving abilities in the fundamental chemical disciplines (analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry). The Chemistry programme offers three study plans, which share a coherent core of common courses in general, physical, inorganic, organic, and analytical chemistry. Based on their preferences, the students may choose to focus their studies on the development of knowledge and skills required in quality assurance and control in analytical laboratories (specialty Analytical Chemist - Manager of Chemical Laboratory) or deep understanding of interdisciplinary phenomena from biology, physics, and chemistry (specialty Biophysical Chemistry), or to be acquainted with a broad range of interdisciplinary and applied chemistry topics according to a one-field study plan.

Study plans

Admission Procedures
Admission to Bachelor's and long-cycle Master's degree programmes in 2024/2025
Submission deadline until midnight 29/2/2024

Studies

  • Objectives

    The overall objective of the Chemistry programme is to provide the fundamental scientific background and practical training for students as they prepare for chemistry-related careers or advanced study in fields including the traditional chemical specialties (for example in a Master’s degree programme). The graduates have basic chemical knowledges and they have problem-solving abilities in the fundamental chemical disciplines (analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry). The Chemistry programme offers three study plans, which share a coherent core of common courses in general, physical, inorganic, organic, and analytical chemistry. Based on their preferences, the students may choose to focus their studies on the development of knowledge and skills required in quality assurance and control in analytical laboratories (specialty Analytical Chemist - Manager of Chemical Laboratory) or deep understanding of interdisciplinary phenomena from biology, physics, and chemistry (specialty Biophysical Chemistry), or to be acquainted with a broad range of interdisciplinary and applied chemistry topics according to a one-field study plan.

  • Learning Outcomes

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

    • work independently and safely in chemical laboratory
    • describe basic properties of elements and compounds
    • perform basic chemical calculations
    • work with basic chemical equipment
    • solve legal and management issues in the practice of chemical laboratory
    • solve interdisciplinary problems related to chemistry, physics, biology
    • perform basic chemical syntheses and characterization of products
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    The graduates have knowledge and skills based on recent state of scientific research and development in main chemistry disciplines (inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, and physical chemistry). Abilities of the graduates are supported by advanced knowledges of physics, mathematics, and English. The graduates are also able to perform independent work in chemical laboratory equipped by modern instrumentation. The graduates are also prepared for continuation studies in related Master's degree programmes at Masaryk University and other universities in the Czech Republic and abroad.

  • Goals of Theses

    A standard scope of a Bachelor's thesis ranges from 30 to 50 pages including figures, graphs, content, and list of references. The Bachelor's thesis can have the character of an independent research work or theoretical study. Students should demonstrate the ability to absorb related information from scientific sources and work critically with related texts. Instructions for elaboration of the Bachelor's/Diploma thesis are regulated by Directive No. 1/2012 (Instructions for eleboration of the Bachelor's/Diploma thesis at the Faculty of Science, MU).

  • Access to Further Studies

    After completion of the Bachelor's studies, it is possible to continue further studies in any Master's degree programme (after satisfying the admission requirements). Typically, graduates select the Chemistry Master's degree programme at the Faculty of Science, MU with a range of specialties: Analytical chemistry, Inorganic chemistry, Biophysical chemistry, Physical chemistry, Material chemistry, Organic chemistry, and Structural chemistry.

Basic information

Abbreviation
B-CHE
Type
Bachelor's degree programme
Profile
academic
Degree
Bc.
Length of studies
3 years
Language of instruction
Czech Czech

75
estimated number of admitted
108
number of active students
70
number of theses/dissertations

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