Zoology

General information

The study programme of Zoology provides education in ecology, evolutionary and systematic biology with focus on animals. Students gain knowledge on evolution and ecology of animals, and skills for field research and interpretation of scientific data. Graduates are able to work individually or in a team on topics related to (1) ecology of animals on individual, population and community levels, (2) nature conservation, (3) interspecific interactions in pest control, (4) animal phylogeny and systematics.

A successful graduate is able to

  • apply their theoretical knowledge and practical skills in zoology, with an emphasis on ecology, evolution and taxonomy of animals, particularly in invertebrate (including entomology) and vertebrate zoology, hydrobiology, and parasitology
  • be well informed about Central European biodiversity, based on their specialization, graduates are able to enlarge their knowledge and to apply methods they have gained in any ecosystem or biome on Earth

Graduate employment

The aim of this programme is to prepare graduates for research positions at departments of biological faculties, institutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences, state institutes of applied sciences (agriculture and forestry), agencies of nature conservation and environmental management, private companies conducting surveys in nature conservation, natural history museums, zoos, etc.

Faculty Faculty of Science
Type of study follow-up master's
Mode full-time
Standard length of studies 2 years
Language of instruction czech

Field of study combinations

Field combinations with Zoology


This field of study is only offered in single-subject study mode

Admission Requirements

The information displayed in this block refers to a previous admission procedure.

This study field is possible to study only in Czech language.

Recommended literature

The same literature as seen on bachelor study programme.

Evaluation criteria

Applicants will be accepted in the sequence of their points from both parts of exam and according to capacity of the branch.

Frequently enrolled courses

Recommended study plans and other information can be found in the faculty study catalouge.

Additional information

Additional information about the study and other activities at the Department of Botany and Zoology can be found here: http://botzool.sci.muni.cz/

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