Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology

The Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology offers Bachelor's degree programmes, a post-graduate Master´s degree programme, Master's and Doctor's degree programmes, as well as Lifelong Learning programmes.

 

Bachelor studies are conducted within the framework of the Bachelor's degree programme in the field of Food Safety and Quality and in the field of Animal Protection and Welfare, both in Czech and English language. The standard length of study is 3 years. Studies are completed by taking a state final exam, and graduates are bestowed the title of "Bachelor" (abbreviated "Bc.", listed before one's name). The study can be full-time and combined.

 

Postgraduate Master studies are conducted within the framework of the postgraduate Master's degree programme in the field of Food Safety and Quality and in the field of Animal Protection and Welfare, both in Czech and English language. The standard study period is 2 years, which is a continuation of the three-year Bachelor's degree programme. The study is full-time. Studies are aimed at food hygiene and technology, laboratory analysis of foods, ecological aspects of foods, legal regulations and supervision in the area of foods of both animal and plant origin, mainly meat and meat products, milk and dairy products, poultry, eggs, fats, fish, frozen food products, honey and at animal protection and welfare. The study ends with a state final exam as well as submittal of a thesis, and graduates are bestowed the title of "Master" (abbreviated "Mgr.", before one's name). Graduates find work in bodies that control food safety and quality, in food product companies during production, processing, transportation and sale of foods, in food control laboratories and in state administration.

 

Master studies are conducted within the framework of the Master degree programme in the field of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology in the languages of Czech and English. The standard length of study is 6 years. The study is full-time. Studies include the entire spectrum of veterinary medicine, but are strongly oriented towards veterinary medicine of food-producing animals, mainly cattle, pigs and fowl, towards production of foods of an animal origin, hygienic and health safety of foods and towards supervision over the safety of these foods. Studies end with a rigorous state exam comprised from component tests from milk hygiene and technology, from veterinary protection of public health, from animal diseases and legislation and from clinical tests of ruminant and swine diseases. Graduates are bestowed the title of "Doctor of Veterinary Medicine" (abbreviated "MVDr", listed before one's name). Graduates find work in state bodies of veterinary administration through veterinary supervision and control of foods of animal origin, in diagnostics laboratories and also in food production companies.

Doctoral studies are conducted within the framework of the Doctor's degree programme of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology in 7 fields in Czech language and 5 fields in English. Entrance exams are comprised of an interview with the applicant, in which mainly the potential student's prospects for scientific work are verified. The standard length of study is 3 years. Studies conclude with a state Doctoral exam and a Doctoral thesis. Graduates are awarded the academic title of "Doctor" (abbreviated "Ph.D", listed in front of one's name).

 

Lifelong Learning takes place within the framework of the Third Age university degree programme in the domain known as Man and Healthy Foods. The standard study period lasts 2 years. Lifelong Learning is also further realized within the framework of degree programmes designed for performing an occupation or for personal interest.

 

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