Botany

Basic information

Master study programme in Botany offers education in five specialities, namely Phycology and algal ecology, Bryology and lichenology, Mycology, Plant ecology, and Vascular plants for graduates in bachelor programmes in Biology.

2 years

English

On Campus

March 31, 2022

October 1, 2022

CZK 30.000 (approx. 1.200€) / year

Detailed description of the programme

Botany, as a field of study, has a long tradition at the Charles University and belongs to a group of evolutionary and ecological oriented scientific disciplines. The programme provides education in systematics, diversity, evolution, and ecology of vascular and non-vascular plants, algae, fungi and related organisms. The study comprises both theoretical and practical education by means of lectures, seminars, field excursions, and laboratory courses which provide training for research and applied practice. The graduates elaborate diploma thesis in the fields of systematics, evolution, and ecology of plant species and their populations, and in vegetation and landscape ecology in present and historical perspectives. The Master programme offers training in five specialities, namely Phycology and algal ecology, Bryology and lichenology, Mycology, Plant ecology, and Vascular plants.

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in Biology

  • Proficiency in English

Subject of admissions examination and additional information

  • The exam is aimed at testing applicant’s general knowledge of the field. The exam includes a discussion about the topic of the applicant’s bachelor thesis and a discussion about a topic for a master thesis.

  • The admission exam is held in English and in oral form.

Programme structure

A common study plan (seminars, diploma thesis), individual study plant for each of the five specialties (lectures, practicals, field excusrions)


Career opportunities

  • Basic and applied research

  • Nature conservancy

  • Educational institutions

Guarantor of the programme

Assoc. Prof. Petr Sklenář
e-mail: petr.sklenar@natur.cuni.cz

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