Environmental Health Sciences

Environmental Health Sciences

Environmental Health Sciences

Gain extensive knowledge of environmental chemistry, toxicology, and risk assessment and big data.
Masaryk University
Faculty of Science
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Level of study
Doctoral
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Duration
4 years
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Mode
Full time study
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Start date
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Application
deadline
Closed
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Tuition fees
(academic year)
3,000 €
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Language
English
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Title
Phd.

What will you learn?

The programme integrates PhD topics of environmental chemistry, toxicology and risk assessment with related problems of analysis and modelling of big data produced in current research of environmental factors affecting health. The objective is to support the independent development of young researchers that contribute to the understanding of fundamental processes of chemical effects on health and ecosystems, considering the context of other external "exposome" factors. The programme aims to prepare interdisciplinary independent personalities that are able – in addition to excellent knowledge in the specific research topic – to understand the practical use of their own research outputs. The programme will prepare graduates with outstanding profiles for both the national and international labour market. The graduates have broad experience with active communication in English (that is practised during all of the studies), carry other transferable skills and competencies learned through practical addressing of specific problems, as well as own preparation and running of small projects.

Programme structure

The programme is being prepared in both Czech and English versions. The Czech programme is being administered in the Czech language but even within this version, one of the objectives is strengthening international competitiveness, which is supported by education and lectures in English. Studies are organized in two specialisations, where the differences are defined in requirements for theoretical State Doctoral Exam. Studies are available in presence form (which is the preferred variant) or combined form (offered to students that continue towards the defence of PhD after standard 4 years of studies, or – exceptionally – to external students). The combined form differs mainly in requirements on periodic weekly duties (such as seminars) and duties related to pedagogical competencies (contributions to education).

Career opportunities 

Graduates will be able to successfully work within national and international set up at institutions and universities running research programmes on chemical contamination and other environmental factors affecting ecosystems and human health, including related fields of big data analyses, mathematical biology, bioinformatics and biomedicine. In addition to research, graduates may aim to institutions involved in safety assessment and control of various environmental matrices, food safety and risk assessment. Graduates of the programme may also actively work in the organizations controlling chemical risks, in laboratories or research departments of innovative biotechnological enterprises, in companies focusing on environmental technologies including bioremediations or in the regional or governmental authorities.

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Admission requirements 

Admission procedure

The admission interview is usually in an online form and consists of two parts:
1) expert interview – checking expertise background and motivation (max. 200 points),
2)lLanguage 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 via e-mail usually at least 10 days before the exam.
Please, always check your e-mails, including spam folders.

Conditions of admission
To be admitted, applicants must obtain a total of at least 120 points in the expert knowledge part and 60 points in the language part.
Successful applicants are informed of their acceptance via e-mail and subsequently receive an invitation to the enrolment.

Programme capacity
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.

More information

Do you have any questions?

admission@sci.muni.cz

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