Information on programs, fields of study and guarantees can be found on the web at Study at FS CU.
In the framework of the “Geology” study program, the Geology Institutes of FS CU provides for teaching in a number of fields and areas in Bachelor’s and Master’s study programs.
Bachelor’s study lasts 3 years (6 semesters) and is completed by a Bachelor’s examination. Teaching in Bachelor’s study is mostly identical for the students of all the fields of geology. Only in the third year (semesters 5 and 6) do students register for subjects that prepare them for Master’s study in a selected field or specialization. After completion of Bachelor’s study, the study program can be terminated and the student leaves the university with the degree of Bachelor (Bc.); on the other hand (s)he can continue to study at the higher, Master’s level of study with narrower specialization in one of the fields of geology or interdisciplinary study in a different section of the Faculty (for example study of protection of the environment, geobotany, etc.), or at a different university in the Czech Republic or abroad.
Master’s study lasts 2 years (4 semesters) and requires previous successful completion of a Bachelor's study program. The study consists of several compulsory courses in the particular field and a larger number of optional subjects, selected by the student, not only within the selected field of study, but also in other fields of interest taught at the Faculty of Science or elsewhere. Master’s study is completed by public defence of a thesis and a Master’s state final examination. In work on their theses, students participate in actual scientific research projects and their results are presented at scientific conferences and in domestic and international professional journals. A successful graduate receives the degree of Master of Science (Mgr.).