Cell Biology

Follow-up Master's degree in full-time form. The language of instruction is Czech.

The programme can be studied only as a single subject.

What will you learn?

The Master's degree programme in Cell Biology offers to the students an advanced knowledge of life processes in eukaryotic organisms at the cellular level. With regard to the direct continuity, this programme is primarily intended for graduates of the Bachelor's degree programme in Experimental and Molecular Biology, specialization Cell Biology.

“To understand the cell is to understand life”

Graduates of this program will gain a comprehensive understanding of important biological phenomena and processes such as cell architecture and cell-cell interactions, cell cycle and cell division, cell signaling and cell-to-cell communication, cell movement, cell differentiation, cell pathology, and cell death. The consequences of these processes at the tissue and organism levels are also emphasized.

The study includes unicellular eukaryotic microorganisms, protozoa, plant cells and fungal cells, but the main focus will be on animal and human cells, including tumor cells. An important part of the study is the application of achieved knowledge on eukaryotic cells in biotechnology and biomedicine.

During your studies you will encounter state-of-the-art imaging, advanced methods of cell biology and molecular biology including bioinformatics approaches, as well as the active use of professional English.

An integral part of your study are also the seminars, during which you will learn the principles of professional communication, presentation skills and critical thinking skills. Master's theses are designed as independent experimental research projects.

Practical training

This is an academic study programme in which no mandatory work experience is required.

You will acquire your practical knowledge in the exercises that are an integral part of many courses in the curriculum. However, you will be further involved in research, laboratory and clinical practice especially during your diploma thesis work, either in one of the research teams directly involved in teaching or in a collaborating external research institution.

Further information


Career opportunities

Graduates of the Cell Biology programme are primarily qualified for a career as scientists in basic or applied research (institutes of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, departmental research institutes, university departments).

However, their knowledge and skills will also be useful in practice, especially in biomedical fields: they can be employed in various professional positions in reproductive medicine clinics, immunology or haematology laboratories, blood banks, tissue and cell banks and biotechnology companies.

We also expect their good employability in the commercial sphere, specifically in commercial companies as product specialists in various areas of Life Sciences.

Admission requirements

The admission exam consists of a special test at the level corresponding to the Bachelor state exam of the Bachelor's degree programme Experimental and Molecular Biology, specialization Cell Biology.

Criteria for evaluation

Candidates are admitted on the basis of the results of the written admission exam according to the capacity of the programme.

Recommended literature

Literature recommended for the Bachelor state exam of the Bachelor's degree programme Experimental and Molecular Biology, specialization Cell Biology.

Minimum score and numbers of accepted applicants in past years

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 this study programme in Cell Biology can continue their doctoral studies directly at the Faculty of Science (DSP Biology - primarily in Cell and Molecular Biology and Genetics, possibly also in other relevant fields according to the specific topic, and DSP Life Sciences).

Furthermore, we expect the graduates to successfully apply for doctoral studies at the MU Faculty of Medicine (DSP Oncology, DSP Medical Biology, or DSP Anatomy, Histology and Embryology), as well as at other universities in the Czech Republic and abroad.

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Science
Type of studies Follow-up master's
Mode full-time Yes
combined No
distance No
Study options single-subject studies Yes
single-subject studies with specialization No
major/minor studies No
Standard length of studies 2 years
Language of instruction Czech

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

RNDr. Pavel Lízal, Ph.D.



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