PhD in Biochemistry

Charles University Faculty of Science

Program Description

PhD in Biochemistry

Charles University Faculty of Science

A graduate of the Ph.D. doctoral program in Biochemistry is expected to have broad theoretical and practical knowledge in biochemistry and molecular biology. In their particular field, he/she is able to produce and present scientific results at the international level. His/her education and knowledge is broad enough to be able to adapt to work in all research directions at various institutions dealing with studies not only in biochemistry and molecular biology, but also with broader subjects at the chemistry:biology interface. He/she is able to participate in theoretical and practical training courses at Universities, but is also able to lead research groups and clinical chemistry laboratories in medical establishments, as well as participate in specialized research in the pharmaceutical industry.


50 000 Kč

This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055

Branch characteristic

Chemistry of the Life Processes

Students entering this Program are trained in all fields of Biochemistry including bioenergetics, enzymology, molecular biology, protein chemistry and structure, immunochemistry, xenobiochemistry (biochemistry of foreign substances), chemical and cellular fundaments of the metabolic reactions etc. Students participating in the Program are actively involved in grant supported research projects at the Department of Biochemistry of the Faculty of Science of Charles University Prague as well as in the collaborating laboratories at the Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic, and in regional and company laboratories. The studies in the Program are successfully completed after obtaining the English Language Certificate (issued by independent organizations), and after passing the State Doctoral Examination in biochemistry and two other subjects (usually suggested by the supervisor), and the defense of the PhD Thesis the important part of which is at least one publication in international peer-reviewed journal at which the candidate must be the principal author.

Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria

The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points

During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area.

Conditions for admission

The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices.

The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview.

The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science.

Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 30, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Oct. 2016
4 years
Part time
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1,850 EUR
Start date Oct. 2016
Czech Republic Prague
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Duration 4 years
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