Geography and Cartography

Bachelor's degree in full-time form. The language of instruction is Czech.

The programme can be studied only as a single subject with a specialization (Geographical Cartography and Geoinformatics, Geoinformatics and Regional Development, Geoinformatics and Sustainable Development, Physical Geography or Social Geography).

What will you learn?

The Geography and Cartography study program provides a comprehensive university education in the geographical sciences, cartography and geoinformatics. The graduate will gain basic knowledge in the field of physical and social geography, methods and techniques of geographical data processing, methods of cartographic presentation of data and geographic information systems. These will allow him to go directly into practice without the need for additional targeted education or retraining (professionally focused applied geography), as well as prepare the graduate program for further study and allow him to profile through follow-up master's degree programs. The graduate prepares for the choice of profiling already during the bachelor's study by choosing one of the five specializations: a) Physical Geography (FG); b) Social Geography (SG); c) Geographical Cartography and Geoinformatics (GKaG); d) Geoinformatics and Sustainability (hereinafter GITU); e) Geoinformatics and Regional Development (hereinafter GIRR).

“We map the nature of the Earth and the world of people in their relations.”

The program is designed for a wide range of students who have a deep interest in the issue of spatial and temporal variability of natural and social phenomena and processes at various levels from local to regional and global and who seek answers to questions related to current issues of current changing natural and social environment. The program offers such students theoretical knowledge about the causes of these changes in the present and in the past, as well as methodological tools for projections of possible future developments.

The study program is designed to provide students with a foundation for understanding the interactions between natural and social components, the functioning of which should be based on the principles of precaution, generational responsibility and sustainability.

The aim of the study is to educate graduates able to solve typical geographical problems and process partial case studies focused on the evaluation of basic contexts and relationships in the landscape and society using current geoinformatics to collect geographical data and modern methods of their cartographic presentation. A comprehensive geographical understanding of reality together with knowledge of regional geography will enable him/her to solve competently selected practical problems associated with spatial activities and to adapt to new conditions and requirements of practice. The graduate of the bachelor's study has the necessary prerequisites for the follow-up master's study.

Practical training

The two-week blocks "Operational Practice" are a compulsory part of the study for GITU and GIRR specializations and optional for the remaining specializations. Its aim is to acquaint students with the operation and daily operation of professional workplaces focused on solving issues of nature protection, regional development, sustainability and geoinformatics. The scope of the work stay at the professional workplace is the fulfillment of the assigned tasks according to the instructions of the head of operational practice, elaboration and submission of a report on the course of operational practice.

Further information

Further detailed information can be found on the website of the Department of Geography:

Career opportunities

Graduates of the bachelor program Geography and cartography at the Faculty of Science MU can work as experts in state institutions but also in private organizations focused on environmental protection, regional development and spatial planning, in companies engaged in mapping and creation of geographic information systems, in institutes such as is, for example, the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute,

In addition to the mandatory knowledge and skills, they can offer future employers a multidisciplinary approach to solving environmental problems and a comprehensive geographical understanding of reality.

Most of the graduates are expected to continue their master's studies, in which they will deepen their knowledge in synthesizing subjects and expand their practical skills with other special methods.

Admission requirements

Data from the previous admission procedure (1 Nov 2023 – 29 Feb 2024)

Learning Potential Test (Czech only)

Criteria for evaluation

Result of Learning Potential Test

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

Minimum score and numbers of accepted applicants in past years

Study options

Single-subject studies with specialization

In the single-subject studies, the student deepens knowledge in the concrete focus of the degree programme and chooses one specialization. The specialization is stated in the university diploma.

Follow-up studies

A graduate of the bachelor's study program Geography and Cartography may (after fulfilling the conditions for admission) continue in any subsequent master's study at the given faculty. It is assumed that the student chooses a master's degree program corresponding to the specialization of the bachelor's degree.

Study information

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

Do you have any questions?
Send us an e-mail to

prof. RNDr. Petr Dobrovolný, CSc.



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