Study Programmes

In English, we can offer you only the PhD program, please see the information about the Doctoral study below.

Study programmes and specialisations

In the Bachelor's degree, students can study in two study programmes: Medical Genetics and Molecular Diagnostics and Experimental and Molecular Biology, in which in which three specialisations are possible - Molecular Biology and Genetics, Human Biology, Cell Biology.

In the Master's degree, students can continue their studies in the independent follow-up study programmes Bioanalytical Laboratory Diagnostics in Medicine - Medical Genetics and Molecular Diagnostics, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Human Biology and Cell Biology.

Why study with us?

Take a look at the information leaflet (in Czech)  and detailed information about individual study programmes.

Bachelor's Degree

Medical genetics and molecular diagnostics

Medical genetics and molecular diagnostics

Since 2012 it has been possible to study the newly accredited Bachelor's and follow-up Master's programme in Medical Genetics and Molecular Diagnostics at the Faculty of Science. This is a professionally oriented interdisciplinary programme taught at the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Medicine of MU, which is aimed at preparing qualified non-medical staff for the health profession of laboratory methods.

This programme is designed to meet the growing demand from a wide range of healthcare institutions (especially genetic, cytogenetic, molecular biology and microbiology laboratories) for professionals who are skilled in modern methods of medical genetics, genomics and molecular biology. The study of this programme provides not only quality theoretical knowledge in the field of medical sciences, medical genetics and molecular biology, but also practical skills to enable graduates to perform basic and highly specialised genetic and molecular biological tests and research in medical laboratories and facilities.

The curriculum of the above-mentioned Bachelor's and follow-up Master's programme is designed so that the graduates obtain the qualification to perform the non-medical health profession of a professional worker in laboratory methods (Mgr.) according to Act No. 96/2004 Coll., § 26.

The on-line information materials from the Open Days can be found HERE (in Czech)


Experimental and Molecular Biology

Experimental and Molecular Biology


Interested in the nature of life? Do you enjoy discovering previously unknown biological patterns? Do you enjoy experimental work in the laboratory with microbes, plants, animals or human cells? We offer you a unique Bachelor's degree programme. You will gain a solid foundation in all the important biological disciplines and learn to investigate different forms of living organisms using molecular biology and other experimental approaches.

OGMB offers 3 specializations in this program. You choose the one that is most interesting to you when you apply, in which you can indicate up to 3 preferred specialisations. From the beginning of your studies, you can be sure that you will be able to pursue what really interests you in biology.

Programme specialisations

Cell Biology, information leaflet here
Human Biology
Molecular Biology and Genetics


Master's Degree 

Bioanalytical Laboratory Diagnostics in Medicine - Medical Genetics and Molecular Diagnostics (guaranteed by doc. Kuglík)

Bioanalytical Laboratory Diagnostics in Medicine - Medical Genetics and Molecular Diagnostics

The study programme Bioanalytical Laboratory Diagnostics in Medicine - Medical Genetics and Molecular Diagnostics is a professionally oriented master's programme aimed at preparing university-educated non-medical health care professionals for work in health care laboratories.

The Master's programme is directly related to the Bachelor's programme Medical Genetics and Molecular Diagnostics offered at the Faculty of Science of MU and includes specialised lectures, practical exercises and professional practice focusing on the application of genetic, genomic and molecular biological methods used in clinical laboratories.

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Human Biology (guaranteed by doc. Drozdová)

Human Biology

The Human Biology programme is an experimental course of study that aims to train specialists educated in genetics and molecular biology as well as in classical biological anthropology. Graduates will be able to combine the knowledge obtained by the latest laboratory methods at the molecular level together with the knowledge obtained through classical anthropology. They will thus be able to study the human organism in a comprehensive way from the molecular level. It is the application and modification of the methods of molecular biology and genetics to anthropological material (whether to extinct or recent populations) that is an important feature that characterizes the Human Biology program.

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Cell Biology (guaranteed by prof. Veselská)

Cell Biology

The study includes unicellular eukaryotic microorganisms, plant cells and fungal cells - however, the emphasis will be mainly on animal and human cells, including tumour cells, as these cell types represent the main biological models of modern cell biology.

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Molecular Biology and Genetics (guaranteed by prof. Doškař)

Molecular Biology and Genetics

The study programme provides a comprehensive undergraduate education in molecular biology and genetics and emphasises the importance and potential of molecular biological approaches for contemporary biology and medicine. Graduates of the programme acquire knowledge of the structure and function of the genome at all fundamental levels of living systems (i.e. the viral genome, the bacterial genome, the archaeal genome, the protozoan genome, the fungal genome, the yeast genome, the chromist genome, the genome of higher plants, animals, mammals and, in more detail, the human genome).

The graduate acquires knowledge and skills in (1) basic biological disciplines (general biology, genetics, molecular biology, anthropology, microbiology, immunology, biostatistics, physiology of organisms), (2) biochemistry and chemistry (general biochemistry, enzymology, biochemical methods, inorganic, organic, analytical and physical chemistry). The profiling subjects are molecular biology of prokaryotes, eukaryotes and viruses, genetic engineering, medical genetics , animal genetics, plant genetics, population genetics, developmental genetics, genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics, pharmacogenomics and genetics of quantitative traits. In addition to the theoretical principles of the field, students are also introduced in detail to the practical implementation of basic and advanced methods used in each discipline. Graduates of this course will find employment primarily in basic and applied research focused on genome analysis, in bioinformatics (including evolutionary aspects), in molecular medicine (cancer, familial diseases, gene therapy, genetic engineering of microorganisms, plants and animals, in the development of new biotechnologies, in pharmacogenomics and in the analysis of proteomes of individual groups of organisms, including humans.

Graduates of the field find application in basic and applied research, especially in the fields of health care, agriculture, veterinary medicine and food industry.

More information HERE.

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Doctoral Degree

Molecular and Cell Biology and Genetics (guaranteed by prof. Šmarda)

Molecular and Cell Biology and Genetics

The programme is a combination of two previously separate disciplines, Molecular and Cell Biology and General and Molecular Genetics. The combination is mainly due to the fact that the two fields are getting closer and closer thanks to modern holistic approaches, complementing each other and the boundaries between them are gradually disappearing. The combination of the two disciplines means their mutual enrichment and we are trying to reflect this fact when designing the new programme. Its aim is to provide quality scientific education in molecular, cell biology and genetics so that its graduates are prepared to conduct independent research at the molecular, cellular, tissue or organismal level. To achieve this goal, students are systematically guided to develop their theoretical knowledge in the field and acquire practical skills in the application of modern methodological approaches in molecular and cell biology, genetics and other related fields.

The main topics include the research of genes, genomes and the study of their expression in microorganisms, plants, animals and humans, especially in relation to pathological conditions. Research on microorganisms focuses mainly on molecular diagnostics and genomics of some clinically important pathogenic bacterial strains and their interactions with bacteriophages. In plants, research focuses on gene analysis in model and economically important species. In animals and humans, research focuses on the genetic structure of populations, the molecular diagnosis of prenatal and postnatal pathologies, the genetics of tumours, the study of signalling processes related to the regulation of proliferation, differentiation and programmed cell death in cancer cells, and the detection of genetic factors associated with certain polygenic diseases. Students have the opportunity for independent scientific work under the guidance of experienced supervisors and in well-equipped laboratories, while being continuously confronted with advances in the scientific community through discussions at regular laboratory and departmental seminars and more broadly at national or international conferences. They are rewarded for successful presentations at conferences or for publication performance in the form of an exceptional stipend.

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