Analytical Chemistry

General information

The aim of the two-year Master's study programme of Analytical Chemistry is to prepare professionals with a high level of knowledge of classical and modern methods of chemical analyses and advanced laboratory skills. Education in this field builds on theoretical knowledge of chemical disciplines and practical laboratory skills acquired during a Bachelor's degree study in the field of general and inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, and biochemistry. On this basis, courses of the study programme are developed, focusing on classical and modern methods of analytical chemistry and on the treatment and analysis of various materials according to the principles of good laboratory practice. Students acquire knowledge by studying courses in the field of inorganic and organic analysis, analytical separation methods, analytical atomic spectrometry, analytical molecular spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, electroanalytical methods, trace analysis, speciation analysis, bioanalytical and clinical diagnostic methods, chemical sensors, chemical structures, nuclear chemistry, the direct analysis of solids, plasma spectrometry and lasers. Supporting disciplines such as: computer technology, metrology, chemometrics, optimization and evaluation of analytical methods, including data processing, are developed. In addition to theoretical knowledge, practical knowledge of modern analytical methods is deepened by completing advanced laboratory classes of instrumental analysis. Graduates are prepared for an independent research activity and to work in operational laboratories.

A successful graduate is able to

  • acquire orientation in modern advanced spectrometric, separation and electrochemical methods of chemical analysis and to develop new analytical methods and apply them to specific tasks
  • acquire knowledge and skills in the use of analytical instruments, statistical treatment of results, preparation of analytical reports and research reports
  • use experience and theoretical knowledge in fulfilling variable requirements in practice
  • safely handle chemical compounds and explain and supervise their usage among chemists and non-chemists
  • show awareness of environmental aspects of chemical research and production
  • understand and follow ethical guidelines of scientific work
  • take responsibility for the laboratory instruments and equipment operation

Graduate employment

Graduates of the study programme Analytical Chemistry can find jobs in all areas of work where university education in analytical chemistry is required. Graduates are prepared for doctoral study at our or foreign universities. Namely, graduates are capable of autonomous and management work in research, development and in private and state analytical laboratories (healthcare, agriculture, food processing, environment/ecology, etc.). They can find jobs in analytical centres, control analytical laboratories in metallurgy and machinery production, in chemical industry, controlling the development and production of advanced materials for electronics, in companies aimed at geological survey of natural resources as well as in Czech Geological Survey, in glass and ceramics industry, clinical laboratories, in laboratories of the National Institute of Public Health, in agricultural enterprises, in laboratories of Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection, in Central Institute for Supervising and Testing in Agriculture, laboratories of State Veterinary Administration, in food and pharmaceutical laboratories, in environment protection, in water management laboratories, in institutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences, etc. Frequently, graduates successfully work as experts, consultants, service technicians, sales managers and executive managers or business owners in companies dealing with production and sale of laboratory instrumentation and equipment. Graduates of analytical chemistry are prepared for professional career in their specialization, but they can also work in some other branches, where university education in analytical chemistry is needed.

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 Analytical Chemistry

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

Admission Requirements

Written exam on the bachelor exam level (only in Czech).

Recommended literature

As seen on bachelor exam.

Evaluation criteria

Result of entrance test.

Frequently enrolled courses

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

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