Ecological and Evolutionary Biology

There is Strength in Diversity

What will you learn?

The study programme Evolutionary and ecological biology provides theoretical knowledge and basic practical skills in the wider field of biology, with focus on botany, zoology and ecology. The primary objective is to prepare the student for his or her further studies in the subsequent Master's programmes of study and to enable him/her to make a qualified choice about further specialization, in particular in the subsequent Master's study programmes Botany, Zoology (former courses of study within the current Master's study programme Evolutionary and ecological biology) and Nature Conservation (a new Master's study programme under preparation). For this choice the student is already getting prepared within this Bachelor's study programme by selecting specialized courses or entire comprehensive blocks of those (since work on the Bachelor's thesis, including those seeking to provide outputs of use in the nature conservation context, usually requires the student to acquire more in-depth knowledge either in botany or zoology, the choice is primarily between these two fields). Work on the Bachelor's thesis, in particular, shall allow the student to adopt scientific methods including those of literature review, basic statistical analysis of obtained data and their interpretation. Stress is also put on the student's skill to present results in writing and giving a talk (techical but comprehensible language, visualization of results). The obtained knowledge, skills and experience should help those students, who do not continue with their studies after graduation, to find a qualified job.

Practical training

This course of study does not include obligatory practical training. Students acquire practical skills during regular training, particulary within lab and field courses and during work on their Bachelor's theses.

Further information

http://www.sci.muni.cz/cz/BcMgrStudium/

http://botzool.sci.muni.cz/

Career opportunities

The graduates have basic theoretical knowledge and practical skills covering the field of biology in general and botany, zoology and ecology in particular. They know how to work with technical literature, have adopted the basic methodology of research, are able to conduct basic data analysis, and know how to report on research results and how to discuss them. Most graduates are expected to continue their studies within the directly connected Master's programmes of study. They can also find a job directly on the labour market, particularly, in the areas of nature conservation and environmental protection (local and national authorities and private bodies), research and development or education, provided they receive further training on the job (or get required knowledge and skills, exceeding those obtained during their study, by a more formalized process). However, it has to be considered that these will be less qualified jobs or that they will compete for these positions with graduates of the Master's study programmes.

Admission requirements

Data from the previous admission procedure (1 Nov 2020 – 28 Feb 2021)

The Learning Potential Test (Czech only)

Criteria for evaluation

The Learning Potential Test results

Recommended literature

The knowledge required to pass the Learning Potential Test is not obtained by studying specific information sources. Examples of previous years' tests can be found on http://www.muni.cz/study/admission/tsp


Application guide

Study options

Single-subject studies

Students have a pre-defined list of required courses, which are supplemented with selective and elective courses. The student pays full attention to the single field of study chosen.

Courses – curriculum examples

An example of your study plan:


Detailed information about study plan courses

Follow-up studies

Graduates of the Bachelor's study programme Ecological and Evolutionary Biology can continue (after satisfying the admission requirements) in one of the three directly connected Master's programmes of study: Botany, Zoology (hitherto fields of study within the current Master study programme) and Nature Conservation (in preparation). They can also continue in their studies of zoology, botany or ecology in similar Master's study programmes at another university either in Czechia or abroad.

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Science
Type of studies Bachelor's
Mode full-time Yes
combined No
Study options single-subject studies Yes
single-subject studies with specialization No
major/minor studies No
Standard length of studies 3 years
Language of instruction Czech

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Mgr. Iveta Hodová, Ph.D.

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