Study programmes / C-AP Animal Breeding
Programme: C-AP Animal Breeding
Field of study: C-AP-AP Animal Breeding
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 master's program in "Zootechnics" aims to complete the basic education in the field and to extend it by providing the students with further necessary expertise. Since the graduates are supposed to possess complex, comprehensive knowledge in the field of zootechnics, (breeding of) other livestock categories such as horses, poultry, sheep, goats, fur animals, rabbits, fish and bees issues are also included in the curriculum. The students' professional specialization also includesa focus on farming, acynology, and breeding of non-production livestock. All these disciplines along with those that were taught at the Bachelor level are taught under the umbrella of their production systems and are complemented by other items that provide students with the required breadth of knowledge in key related fields such as the feed industry, breeding, processing and management.
Key learning outcomes: The graduates are able to create and apply new ideas in the field of animal husbandry and related disciplines linked to livestock and the other animals breeding.
The graduates are able to use the theoretical and practical knowledge of looking after, breeding, reproduction biotechnology, breeding hygiene and diseases prevention at livestock and the other animals breeding.
The graduates are able to work alone, to lead the team and solve current problems.
They have ability to use theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of animal feeding, feeding technology and production of feed and feeding mixtures for livestock.
They have ability of analysis and synthesis at the animal husbandry area and providing food production of animal origin.
They have ability to communicate, calculate and analyse by computer technology.
Occupational profile:The graduates are able to find their jobs in agricultural primary production, in breeding organisations of production and non-production types, in the field of nutrition services and consultancy. Many graduates work at managerial positions in business companies, in state administration, in agricultural research 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. Ing. Ladislav Máchal, DrSc.

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
MGEZIAnimal Molecular GeneticsExam5
MNGBusiness ManagementExam5
PSPDProduction systems for pigs and poultryExam6
2nd semester
CodeCourse titleMode of completionCredits
 A group of required courses
SLHZ1Breeding Programmes of Farm AnimalsExam6
ZEESComputers in Agriculture and Scientific ExperimentsExam5
FCHZFarm Animal HusbandryExam5
CHKZKFur Animal and Rabbit HusbandryExam5
CHKONHorse HusbandryExam5
CHOKSheep and Goat HusbandryExam6
PRAXDVocational Practice (4 weeks)Fulfillment of requirements4
3rd semester
CodeCourse titleMode of completionCredits
 A group of required courses
VKHZ2Nutrition and Feeding of Farm Animals 2Exam8
PSPRRuminant production systemsExam6
ZHPCZZoohygiene and Disease Prevention 2Exam8
4th semester
CodeCourse titleMode of completionCredits
 A group of required courses
BIRHZBiotechnics of Farm Animals ReproductionExam4
DPDiploma thesisFulfillment of requirements20
Groups of courses for the entire plan
CodeCourse titleMode of completionCredits
 A group of elective courses (necessary to accomplish min. 4 cours.)
AGRT2Agrotourism and horse breedingExam5
CHDZBreeding of Domestic AnimalsExam4
CHVZZBreeding of wild animalsExam5
KRMFeed ScienceExam5
PALUKPasture and Grazing ManagamentExam5