Special Biology

General information

The Bachelor's study programme of Special Biology is designed to provide graduates with basic theoretical and practical skills in modern biology extended for the knowledge of special biological disciplines according to the selected specialization. The study in the first two years is based on the description of structure and function of living material on molecular, cellular, tissues, organ, organismal and population levels. The basic chemistry is also an important component of the education. At the beginning of the third semester, students have to choose one of the five study specializations reflecting their individual interests and their future Master's study programme. These five study specializations are Experimental Biology of Animals and Immunology, Experimental Biology of Plants, Microbiology and Molecular Biotechnology, Ecotoxicology and Anthropobiology and Anthropogenetics.

A successful graduate is able to

  • explain the structure of any kind of living organism, its basic characteristics and functioning
  • understand physiological processes in microorganisms, plants, and animals including man; for chosen specialization, this knowledge is more detailed
  • identify the organisms and place them in accordance to the recent system
  • formulate relations between living organisms and the environment
  • employ basic research methods commonly used in the chosen specialization
  • work efficiently in both biological and chemical laboratories
  • plan simple experiments and treat the obtained data statistically
  • communicate efficiently in English with emphasis on scientific communication, e.g. writing scientific reports or give oral presentations about the obtained results

Graduate employment

Graduates of the Bachelor’s study programme of Special Biology are proficient in basic biological disciplines (cytology, histology, anatomy, physiology, etc.) as well as in basic botanical and zoological systematics and ecology. They can work in various experimental laboratories taking advantage of their practical skills obtained in various chemical and biological practical trainings. They can apply for jobs in academic institutions (e.g. institutes of the Czech Academy of the Sciences) as well as in state administration (e.g. nature and environment protection organs) or commercial spheres (e.g. breeding stations). However, Bachelor graduates are not able to perform independent research work like graduates of the Master's degree programme.

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 Special Biology

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

Admission Requirements

The part of admission test is written test, which inclides: 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 results 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.

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