Molecular Biology and Genetics

General information

Molecular Biology and Genetics is a Bachelor’s study programme that aims to extend theoretical and practical skills of modern biology for molecular and cellular biology and general as well as special genetics. The basis of the field is the description of the structure and function of living material on molecular, cellular, tissues, organ, organismal and population levels in the courses such as Cellular and Molecular Biology, Genetics, Anatomy, Histology, Plant and Animal Physiology, Microbiology and Immunology. An integral part of the education are also supporting biological study programmes, such as Plant and Animal Systems and Evolution, and chemical disciplines including the practical courses, such as Inorganic, Organic, Analytical and Physical Chemistry, Biochemistry and Mathematics.

A successful graduate is able to

  • master the knowledge and skills in basic biological disciplines (general biology, genetics, molecular biology, anthropology, microbiology, immunology, biostatistics, physiology of organisms)
  • master the knowledge and skills in biochemistry and chemistry (general biochemistry, enzymology, biochemics methods, inorganic and organic chemistry)
  • use the knowledge of the structure and functions of a genome on all basic levels of a living system (virus genome, bacterial genome, eukaryotic genome)
  • perform practical methods in molecular biology and in genetic disciplines

Graduate employment

Although most of the students are supposed to continue in a Master’s study programme, Bachelor graduates are well educated for practical work. They can get a job in agriculture, veterinary medicine and food industry institutions. They can well participate in the laboratory work in research, development, especially in the introduction of new methods, innovations and routine work in the field of molecular genetics, including the assessment of the results. However, they are not qualified for independent research work. The aim of the study is to provide graduates with skills necessary either for performing practical work within the field of modern experimental biology or further education in the field of molecular biology and genetics.

Faculty Faculty of Science
Type of study bachelor's
Mode full-time
Standard length of studies 3 years
Language of instruction czech

Field of study combinations

Field combinations with Molecular Biology and Genetics


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

Admission Requirements

The part of admission test is written test, which includes: TSP (every TSP on any faculty of MU), special test of biology with basics of chemistry. The level of special test corresponds with curriculum of grammar schools. Illustrations of special tests are available on http://www.sci.muni.cz (Czech only)

Recommended literature

Succes in TSP is not based on study of literature. For succesful passing of the test is enough to have knowledges of grammar school curriculum of the subject.

Evaluation criteria

The hole classification includes the resulrt of TSP and special test of biology with basics of chemistry.

Frequently enrolled courses

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

Additional information

http://www.sci.muni.cz/UEB/OGMB

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