Study programmes / C-PP Plant Production
Programme: C-PP Plant Production
Field of study: C-PP-PB Plant Biotechnology
Level of qualification:Master continuing
Mode of study: full-time
Qualification awarded:Master's degree
Specific admission requirements:Completed bachelor degree programme and entrance examination, if required.
Qualification requirements and regulations:Finished Bachelor's degree programme with bachelor diploma. Further information available here.
Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning:There are no specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning. The recognition procedure of the university is guided by the Act No. 111/1998 on Higher Education Institutions and the university "Study and Examination Rules". Further information available here.
Profile of the programme:The aim of study is to obtain (acquire) detailed knowledge of molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry and physiology of plants, from the single-cell level through tissues and organs to (the) entire organism(s). Attention is also given to other organisms that affect plants. Much emphasis is laid on effective practical application of the obtained theoretical knowledge, particularly in biotechnology of plants (plant biotechnology). Graduates will also be equipped with the knowledge necessary to enable effective team management. Teaching is provided by staff from Mendel University's Faculty of Agronomy, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, and Faculty of Business and Economics, Masaryk University's Faculty of Science, and the Institute of Biophysics of Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic (ASCR).
Key learning outcomes: The graduates have detailed knowledge of molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry and plant physiology, including cells, tissues and the organism as a whole.
The graduates are able to apply their theoretical knowledge in practical activities, especially in the field of plant biotechnology.
The graduates are equipped with knowledge that enables them to manage a working team effectively.
Occupational profile:The graduates work especially at positions dealing with plant biotechnologies, i.e. in scientific and research institutes, and also at specialised positions, such as in gene banks. The graduates are also able to find jobs in the area of gene pool maintenance and improvement. As they are experienced in using the state-of-the-art laboratory equipment, they are able to find jobs both in virtually any laboratory and in the state administration.
Graduation requirements:Min. 120 ECTS, state final exam, defence of the master's thesis.
Access to further studies:Successful graduates may proceed to doctoral study programme.
Examination regulations, assessment and grading:Further information available here.
Programme supervisor:prof. RNDr. Ladislav Havel, CSc.

To obtain 60 ECTS credits per academic year, students should choose courses from any other study programme taught at the university.

1st semester
CodeCourse titleMode of completionCredits
 A group of required courses
FYRUVGrowth and Development PhysiologyExam5
BICROPlant BiochemistryExam6
BIRBPlant Cell BiologyExam3
GEROPlant GeneticsExam6
ODSF3Technical Seminary IIIFulfillment of requirements2
TRVITransfer of research and innovationExam5
2nd semester
CodeCourse titleMode of completionCredits
 A group of required courses
PSEMPlant secondary metabolitesExam3
ZBDProcessing of biological dataExam4
ODSF4Technical Seminary IVFulfillment of requirements2
PRAXM1Vocational Practice (2 weeks)Fulfillment of requirements2
3rd semester
CodeCourse titleMode of completionCredits
 A group of required courses
VGRODevelopmental GeneticsExam6
EKRIEcological HazardsExam5
ODSF5Technical Seminary VFulfillment of requirements2
4th semester
CodeCourse titleMode of completionCredits
 A group of required courses
DPDiploma thesisFulfillment of requirements20
EXPMExperimental MorphologyExam4
RBIPPractical Applications of Plant BiotechnologiesFulfillment of requirements3
ODSF6Technical Seminary VIFulfillment of requirements2
Groups of courses for the entire plan
CodeCourse titleMode of completionCredits
 A group of elective courses (necessary to accomplish min. 7 cours.)
APMYApplied MykologyExam5
BICHORBiological and Chemical Control of Plant DiseasesExam5
RLZDHuman Resources ManagementExam4
FYMIKMicroorganism PhysiologyExam5
MOFRMolecular Fylogenetics of PlantsExam5
MFYRMolecular Plant PhysiologyExam4
PFRPathologic Physiology of PlantsExam4
FYDRPhysiology of Woody PlantsExam5