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Faculty Faculty of Agriculture and Technology (FZE)
Study programme Agriculture Specialization (N4106)
Branch of study / Specialization Biology and protection of "hobby" organisms (4106T026/40 - 2013)
Level of acquired qualification Postgraduate Master
Form of study Combined
Standard length of study 2 years
Number of ECTS credits 120
Qualification awarded Engineer (2)
Access to further studies Doctoral study programme  
Type of completion State Final Exam
Study and Examination Code URL
Faculty coordinator for international students unspecified
Key learning outcomes During the study, students will first learn the basics of major biological disciplines (botany and zoology, basics of ecology, genetics). In addition, the field includes several issues. The protection of nature itself is crucial, especially at the species level. It is closely related to the breeding of pets and the cultivation of collection plants (whether in zoological or botanical gardens or hobby or commercial breeding) and international trade in them. Here we pay particular attention to the issue of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, known by the acronym CITES. An integral part of the study are subjects that increase the overall qualification of students and bring them generally useful skills, such as the ability to understand professional text, ability to search and critically evaluate information, knowledge of successful presentation of not only professional information, group cooperation, communication, etc. emphasis is placed on the language skills of graduates.
Specific admission requirements unspecified
Specific provisions for recognition of prior learning unspecified
Qualification requirements and regulations Successful completion of the bachelor's study program of appropriate specialization and successful completion of the admission procedure. The advantage for studying is a higher level of knowledge of biological disciplines.
Profile of the programme Academic
Persistence requirements unspecified
Occupational profiles of graduates with examples Graduates will be able to hold positions where a broader and deeper knowledge of internationally protected organisms is necessary (botanical and zoological gardens, institutions dealing with nature conservation, the sphere of enlightenment, education, etc.). Therefore, graduates will find employment mainly as specialists in state institutions (Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of the Environment, Czech Environmental Inspectorate, environmental departments of regional authorities and municipalities, police departments monitoring illegal trade in organisms, customs administration, etc.), or also in similarly focused EU institutions. They will find further application in the scientific research sphere, as well as in the field of education, including the media, where highly professionally funded workers are increasingly needed. Furthermore, as operators or managers of companies engaged in the breeding of "hobby" animals and the cultivation of collection plants and trade in these organisms.
Branch of study / Specialization guarantor Berec Michal, doc. Mgr. Ph.D.
Status Recommended year of study Recommended semester Course code Course title (* Final State Examination) Language of instruction Number of ECTS credits Course availability
A Compulsory 1 Winter KCH/QNBCH Biochemistry Czech 5  
A Compulsory 1 Winter KBD/QMKV2 Methods of analysis of quantitative data 2 Czech 6  
A Compulsory 1 Winter KBD/QEER Ecology and Ecophysiology of Plants Czech 7  
A Compulsory 1 Winter KBE/542 Conservation Biology (Introduction) Czech 6  
B Compulsory option 1 Winter KGZB/QZB Animal Biotechnology Czech 5  
B Compulsory option 1 Winter KZO/212 Developmental Biology Czech 5  
B Compulsory option 1 Winter KGZB/QRB Plant Biotechnology Czech 5  
B Compulsory option 1 Winter KBI/KZCHQ Zoology chapters on reared and negotiable invertebrates Czech 6  
C Optional 1 Winter KBE/118 Economic Ecology Czech 3  
C Optional 1 Winter KZVE/QJZD1 Riding (Part I) Czech 2  
A Compulsory 1 Summer KBD/QEEZ Ecology and Ecophysiology of Animals Czech 7  
A Compulsory 1 Summer KBD/QBM Biological Monitoring Czech 5  
A Compulsory 1 Summer KBD/QPUON Legislation of Protection and Management of "Hobby" Organisms Czech 6  
B Compulsory option 1 Summer KBD/QEM Wetland Ecology Czech 5  
B Compulsory option 1 Summer KBD/QTRS Tropical Phytocenosis Czech 6  
B Compulsory option 1 Summer KBD/QOR Ornameltal Plants Czech 4  
B Compulsory option 1 Summer KBD/QTSUR Tropical and Subtropical Crops Czech 5  
B Compulsory option 1 Summer KBD/QZEZP Foundations of Environmental Legislation Czech 5  
B Compulsory option 1 Summer KBD/QCHBI unspecified Czech 5  
A Compulsory 2 Winter KBD/QDPOC Determination of Products from CITES Protected Organisms Czech 7  
A Compulsory 2 Winter KBD/QDS Diploma Thesis - Seminar Czech 5  
A Compulsory 2 Winter KBD/QTRZ Toxicology of Plants and Animals Czech 5  
B Compulsory option 2 Winter KZVE/QLMAK Laboratory Methods of Feed and Food Analyses Czech 5  
B Compulsory option 2 Winter KZVE/QWLP Welfare - Legislation of EU Czech 5  
B Compulsory option 2 Winter KBD/QORCH Orchideology Czech 6  
B Compulsory option 2 Winter KAES/DIPR1 Diploma Thesis 1 Czech 6  
B Compulsory option 2 Winter KBD/DIPR1 Diploma Thesis 1 Czech 6  
B Compulsory option 2 Winter KBD/QBE Bioethics II Czech 4  
B Compulsory option 2 Winter KZVE/DIPR1 Diploma Thesis 1 Czech 6  
B Compulsory option 2 Winter KKZP/DIPR1 Diploma Thesis 1 Czech 6  
B Compulsory option 2 Winter KBO/330 Ecology and Biogeography of World Biomes Czech 6  
B Compulsory option 2 Winter KBD/QORNI Ornithology Aimed at CITES Czech 5  
C Optional 2 Winter KOD/KMOB International Trade Czech 6  
A Compulsory 2 Summer KBD/SZESP State Examination: Special Ecology  (*) Czech 0  
A Compulsory 2 Summer KBD/SZDPL State Examination: Determination of CITES Organisms Products and Legislation  (*) Czech 0  
A Compulsory 2 Summer KGZB/QBGD Biodiversity and Genetic Diversity Czech 5  
B Compulsory option 2 Summer KKZP/DIPR2 Diploma Thesis 2 Czech 10  
B Compulsory option 2 Summer KBD/DIPR2 Diploma Thesis 2 Czech 10  
B Compulsory option 2 Summer KBD/QBSR Botany of Succulent Plants Czech 6  
B Compulsory option 2 Summer KBE/563 Selected protected areas of the world - seminar Czech 3  
B Compulsory option 2 Summer KAES/DIPR2 Diploma Thesis 2 Czech 10  
B Compulsory option 2 Summer KBD/SZBZI State Examination: Biology of "hobby" Organisms  (*) Czech 0  
B Compulsory option 2 Summer KBD/QUFP Introduction to philosophy for the naturalist Czech 5  
B Compulsory option 2 Summer KBD/SZOPD State Examination: Environmental Protection of Endangered Species  (*) Czech 0  
B Compulsory option 2 Summer KBD/QETNO Ethnographic Artifacts 2 Czech 5  
B Compulsory option 2 Summer KBD/SZBRO State Examination: Botany of "hobby" Plants  (*) Czech 0  
B Compulsory option 2 Summer KZVE/DIPR2 Diploma Thesis 2 Czech 10  
C Optional 2 Summer KKM/QSOPS Sociology and Psychology Czech 4