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Ph.D.Applied Zoology

Czech University of Life Sciences Prague - Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources

The study programme Applied Zoology is focused on the use of combined methods in scientific disciplines of zoology and enables the interconnection of topical issues and scientific approaches in the management of natural resources and their protection. Students of the programme gain theoretical and practical knowledge from the field of data gathering and analysis. Based on the acquired experience, they will be able to formulate progressive procedures and identify trends in sustainable development in the use of natural resources and simultaneously avoid decreased animal welfare and deterioration of the health conditions of stocked animals, the risk of biological invasions, the occurrence of parasitic diseases and irreversible resource exhaustion.

Graduate profile

Graduate employment opportunities:

Graduates utilise knowledge gained in the following areas:

-Management positions in state government and/or the private sector in agriculture, advanced aquaculture, and farms for domesticated and/or wild animals bred in captivity.

-Management positions in state government in environmental protection, helping to avoid the conflict between animal production and natural resources, specifically, to reduce risks of, e.g., biological invasions, occurrence of parasitic diseases, natural resource degradation and pollution, including proposal of reasonable measures and their implementation.

-Positions at research institutions focusing on monitoring the quality of natural resource management and control of animal production processes with respect to health conditions and welfare of stocked animals.

-Positions at institutions using animals for services in the public sector, such as armed services and integrated rescue systems, including institutions using animals for educational purposes, such as zoos.


Applications start 22nd November 2022
Applications end 31st May 2023
Start of study: 30th September 2023
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Admission requirements

Current information about the admission procedure can be find on https://www.af.czu.cz/en/r-9373-science-research/r-9518-doctoral-studies



Degree level Ph.D.
Study duration 4 years
Language English
Place Prague
School fees € 520 per year 1

1 Contact person: Makovcová Kateřina makovcovak@af.czu.cz

Česká zemědělská univerzita v Praze