What will you learn?
The doctoral study program of Chemistry aims at training highly skilled specialists in five specialization fields of study - analytical, inorganic, physical, materials, and organic chemistry. Training of doctoral students is carried out at the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and is based on scientific research and independent creative activity in selected fields and areas of research or development. Major research topics in individual specialization fields are: Analytical Chemistry Development of methodology and instrumentation in the field of spectrometry and analytical Instrumental analysis of inorganic, organic and biological samples. Analytical applications and characterization of nanomaterials. Inorganic Chemistry Synthesis and characterization of metal complexes and coordination polymers Synthesis of organometallic compounds and studies of their structure and properties Synthesis of molecular compounds as precursors to new materials Physical Chemistry Physical-chemical characterization of compounds and materials - studies of their properties by modern research methods Application of quantum chemical methods to problems in structure, reactivity, and molecular spectroscopy Characterization and study of biomolecules by modern spectral and electrochemical methods Materials Chemistry Chemical synthesis of nanoparticles of metals and oxides Phase equilibria and transformations of materials Quantum chemistry computations in materials chemistry Organic Chemistry Modern approaches in synthetic and medicinal chemistry directed toward the preparation of novel organic compounds with targeted biological activity Mechanistic organic chemistry and photochemistry Synthesis of macrocyclic compounds and investigation of their supramolecular properties The work of doctoral students under the supervision of their tutors is focused either on independent and creative experimental activity or theoretical pursuits. The study is based on a thorough theoretical knowledge of the whole discipline of chemistry. The student acquires this knowledge by completing compulsory optional courses, which are supplemented by the latest information in the given area, and through optional courses gaining experimental technique skills, as well as learning new methods. In addition, the programme contributes to developing the abilities of students to critically evaluate findings gained from literature and pass on these as well as their own findings to the public by means of seminars. Teaching experience is gained by assisting in selected courses for students of bachelor and master programs. An important goal of doctoral studies is also gaining a broad scientific view of the discipline, international experience and language skills, which is facilitated by research stays at domestic and foreign partner institutions and by active participation at national and international scientific conferences. During their studies, student will learn to prepare manuscripts in English. The ultimate goal of this study is to obtain significant scientific results that can be published in prestigious journals and finally summarize them in a doctoral dissertation thesis.
Career and opportunitites
Graduates of the Chemistry program according to their specialization field find employment at university departments, at institutes of Academy of Sciences, at various research institutes and control laboratories in private firms and government institutions. Further opportunities are found in chemical, pharmaceutical, electronic, and food industries, laboratories in the fields of environmental protection, health care, agriculture and biotechnology. They also find employment in areas of development and production of instrumentation and also in qualified sale and service. Graduates are flexible and easily adapt to various requirements of chemistry oriented companies and they are trained not only for professional careers in their specialization, but their wide-ranging education allows them to adjust easily for careers in other fields as well. By their work in research teams and by their educational work in bachelor and master degree programs, the doctoral students also cultivate their ability to lead younger colleagues. By that they acquire further essential experience for their expected professional role as the executives. Language skills, international contacts, and study stays abroad allows graduates to find employment also at foreign leading institutions.
The admission interview is usually in an online form and consists of two parts:
1) expert interview – checking expertise background and motivation (max. 100 points),
2) Language part – check of communication skills in English, interview and expert discussion is in English (max. 100 points)More information about admission process for international applicants in general can be found here.
Date of the entrance exam
The applicants will receive information about the entrance exam by e-mail usually at least 10 days before the exam.
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Conditions of admission
To be admitted, a candidate must obtain a total of at least 120 points out of 200, with at least 60 points in both parts.
Successful applicants are informed of their acceptance by e-mail and subsequently receive an invitation to the enrolment.
The capacity of a given programme is not fixed; students are admitted based on a decision by the Doctoral Board after assessing their aptitude for study and motivation.
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