Study programmes / C-AP Animal Breeding
Programme: C-AP Animal Breeding
Field of study: C-AP-AB Animal 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:Our study program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for making informed decisions on selection, implementation, management and evaluation of genetic and other biotechnological innovations, mainly in the areas of livestock cultivation and breeding, production of quality and safe food, conservation of biodiversity of animal species, etc. This study program is suitable for students with a BA degree in biological sciences who have an interest in animal agriculture.
Key learning outcomes: The graduates have a complex view of the processes that take place in animal organisms (at the level of molecules, cells, tissues and whole organisms).
They acquire knowledge of basic genetic mechanisms at the level of molecules and cells and their utilisation in modern animal biotechnologies.
The graduates have also knowledge in the field of human genetics including the view of methods of modern genetic diagnostics.
The graduates acquire the abilities to apply the methods of molecular genetics and genomics, including the ability to analyse bioinformatical data.
They acquire knowledge of methods and results of mammal transgenesis and animal cloning, technologies of recombinant DNA.
They will acquire an ability to apply their knowledge in genetics, principles of quantitative traits analysis and molecular genetics in animal breeding.
The graduates have the ability to apply their knowledge in biotechnology of nutrition and feeding of animals and in environment protection.
The graduates are able to secure safety of foods based on alimentary risk analysis.
The knowledge acquired concerns also the management of research, development and innovation.
Occupational profile:The graduates usually work in private and state companies that deal with questions of food industry and agriculture and with the implementation of biotechnological methods. They can also work at professional and managerial positions, in biotechnological services, in breeding organisations and associations, in nutrition and manufacturing industry companies. They are also able to find jobs in companies that focus on food production using biotechnologies and on food quality prediction, and also in state administration, in science and research institutions and in education.
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. Aleš Knoll, Ph.D.

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
CBIZG-CAnimal Biochemistry - CVFulfillment of requirements2
CBIZG-PAnimal Biochemistry - PExam4
MBGMolecular and Cell GeneticsExam6
GKZQuantitative GeneticsExam6
ZNPZSafety of agricultural productsExam5
2nd semester
CodeCourse titleMode of completionCredits
 A group of required courses
BIRHZBiotechnics of Farm Animals ReproductionExam4
BUBICell BiologyExam5
MVVIManagement of Research, Development and InnovationExam2
MFJZMorphology of Farm AnimalsExam5
PRAXDVocational Practice (4 weeks)Fulfillment of requirements4
3rd semester
CodeCourse titleMode of completionCredits
 A group of required courses
FYVRZAnimal PhysiologyExam5
BIKPZBiotechnology of Feeding and Food SourcesExam5
MNGBusiness ManagementExam5
GESPGenetics of Cattle and PigsExam6
MGZVMethods of Animal GenomicsExam4
4th semester
CodeCourse titleMode of completionCredits
 A group of required courses
DPDiploma thesisFulfillment of requirements20
ODSGProfessional Genetics SeminarFulfillment of requirements2
Groups of courses for the entire plan
CodeCourse titleMode of completionCredits
 A group of elective courses (necessary to accomplish min. 3 cours.)
TGSKAnimal Transgenesis and CloningExam3
BIZPBiotechnics of EnvironmentExam4
BIVYCLBiotechnology in Human NutritionExam6
SLHZ1Breeding Programmes of Farm AnimalsExam6
OTAJGEnglish for GeneticsExam3
GECLHuman GeneticsExam5
IZSInformation sources and softwareFulfillment of requirements4
LATGMLaboratory Testing of Genetic MarkersExam3
LMGMolecular Genetics LaboratoryExam6