Long term Master's degree in full-time form. The language of instruction is Czech.

The programme can be studied only as a single subject.

What will you learn?

The Master's degree programme Pharmacy is designed to meet the current level of pharmaceutical, medical, and natural sciences, the needs of the practice, and to be a quality basis for further education (doctoral degree programme, post-gradual specialization, and lifelong education). It is carried out in full-time form and the standard period of study is five years. The goal of education in the programme Pharmacy is to prepare graduates to practice the healthcare profession of a pharmacist and to acquire general and special knowledge about medicines, which leads to maximizing the effect and minimizing risks for the patient and society. The study is ended with a state final exam, which includes the defence of a diploma thesis. The programme allows students to choose elective subjects in order to a higher degree of specialization and adaptation to individual interests. The content of education is in accrodance with the requirements of Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications, Decree of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic No. 187/2009 Coll. on the minimum requirements for study programs in general medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and the educational program in general practical medicine and Government Regulation No. 275/2016 Coll. on areas of education in higher education.

The goal is to enable the acquisition of knowledge about:

  • medicines and substances used in the production and preparation of medicinal products, their safe and effective use, effectiveness and indications, contraindications, interactions, dosage and method of administration, health prevention when working with pharmaceutical products, chemical, carcinogenic and mutagenic substances and substances toxic to reproduction,
  • metabolism and effects of medicines, pharmacokinetics, as well as about the effects of toxic substances, and about the way of using medicines,
  • pharmaceutical technology, preclinical and clinical trials of medicines, and on clinical pharmacy,
  • scientific and practical knowledge enabling to provide appropriate information about medicines and to cooperate with attending physicians in optimizing pharmacotherapy for specific patients,
  • health promotion preparations and medical devices,
  • basic legal regulations related to healthcare and the profession of pharmacist,
  • provision of professional information about medicines,
  • radiation protection,
  • professional ethics of pharmacist-patient contact,
  • issues of healthcare financing and basic economic relations, knowledge of the basics of management,
  • the basics of managing the quality of healthcare provided and ensuring the safety of patients;

and skills at:

  • preparation of dosage forms of medicinal products,
  • production and control of medicines,
  • storage and distribution of medicines,
  • preparation, control, storage, and dispensing of medicinal products in pharmacies,
  • practical communication with the patient with an emphasis on patient rights and their application.

Practical training

Among the minimum requirements for obtaining the professional qualification of pharmacist belongs the obligation to complete at least 6 months of practical training in a pharmacy. The content and scope of professional practice is fully in accordance with Directive 2005/36/EC, on the recognition of professional qualifications and its amendment 20013/ 55/EC, and corresponds to Act No. 95/2004 Coll., on the conditions for obtaining and recognizing professional competence and specialized competence to perform the medical profession of doctor, dentist and pharmacist, as amended, and its implementing decree No. 187/2009 Coll. , on the minimum requirements for the study programs of general medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and the educational program of general practical medicine, as amended.

During the internship, students perform professional activities under the supervision of a qualified employee of the healthcare facility (trainer). The practice gives students the opportunity to become familiar with the daily operation of pharmacy care facilities and to participate in all professional pharmacy activities, thereby achieving the required connection of theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

Students also have the opportunity to choose from a range of elective subjects and attend professional practical training at a workplace other than a pharmacy (pharmaceutical industry, wholesaler, control, medicines information centers, medical device dispensaries, medical laboratories, scientific research institutions, social care and veterinary care facilities, etc.).

Career opportunities

A graduate of the degree programme can be employed as a:

  • pharmacist in facilities providing pharmaceutical care,
  • clinical pharmacist in hospitals, possibly other healthcare facilities,
  • bioanalyst in healthcare laboratories,
  • professional in laboratories for research, development, and drug control,
  • professional in pharmaceutical production and wholesaler companies,
  • academic/researcher in the academic sphere and in other institutions dealing with science, research, development, and innovation,
  • professional in the management structures of healthcare,
  • expert/researcher in the field of chemical, food, and cosmetic industry,
  • expert/consultant in the non-profit sector involved in the protection, support, and development of the health of individuals and specific groups of the population

Admission requirements

Data from the previous admission procedure (1 Nov 2023 – 29 Feb 2024)

The entrance examinations are realized in written form and consist of these parts: Biology (40 points), Chemistry (40 points), Test of general knowledge (20 points). Test are based on educational standards for grammar schools, approved by the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic (MŠMT).

Criteria for evaluation

For the written exams can be obtained a maximum of 100 points. For working out the tests, applicants will get 100 minutes.

Recommended literature

Textbooks of Biology, Chemistry for grammar schools.

Minimum score and numbers of accepted applicants in past years

Study options

Single-subject studies

Students have a pre-defined list of required courses, which are supplemented with selective and elective courses. The student pays full attention to the single field of study chosen.

Courses – curriculum examples

An example of your study plan:

Detailed information about study plan courses

Follow-up studies

Study in the Master's degree programme Pharmacy can be followed by study in doctoral degree programmes in the field of Pharmacy. Graduates of the programme may also apply for admission to doctoral degree programmes offered by other faculties of Masaryk University or other universities of a related field (e.g. medical, natural science, chemical-technological fields).

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Pharmacy
Type of studies Master's
Mode full-time Yes
combined No
distance No
Study options single-subject studies Yes
single-subject studies with specialization No
major/minor studies No
Standard length of studies 5 years
Language of instruction Czech

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Mgr. Barbora Tomková



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