Faculty of Natural
Comenius University Bratislava


Study plan  [daily form]   [external form]

Teachers    [daily form]  [external form]

Responsible persons

The person responsible for the implementation, development and quality of the study programme

prof. RNDr. Ľubomír Tomáška, DrSc., funkčné miesto profesor,    [portál VŠ]

Persons responsible for the profile courses of the study programme

doc. Mgr. Miroslava Slaninová, PhD.  [portál VŠ

doc. RNDr. Andrea Ševčovičová, PhD.  [portál VŠ

doc. RNDr. Vladimíra Džugasová, PhD.  [portál VŠ

doc. RNDr. Eliška Gálová, PhD.  [portál VŠ

Graduate profile and learning objectives

The institution defines the learning objectives of the study programme such as student's abilities at the time of completion of the programme and the main learning outcomes.

The graduate of the study programme Genetics, in addition the knowledge of basic concepts of biology and principles of genetics, has knowledge about the major challenges of contemporary genetic research and is able to competently address actual general genetic questions. According to the aims of the project of the dissertation thesis the graduate will become a highly qualified expert in the corresponding field of genetics, exhibits the ability to pose relevant questions and strategies for their tackling. The graduate has experimental skills not only in routine, but also advanced methods used in genetic research, is proficient in several modern techniques, is able to provide an expert consultation and employ them for scientific collaboration. Although the dissertation thesis is aimed at a particular scientific problem and the graduate becomes a specialist, this specialization is not rigid; the graduate is navigated toward flexibility and ability to employ her/his skills also in other fields. During the studies the graduate enhances the proficiencies in presentation of the results at scientific meetings and thus gains access to personal contacts that might be instrumental in further career development. S/he is motivated to perform scientific visit at a foreign institution where s/he gains valuable experimental skills and theoretical knowledge and personal experience. The graduate is exposed to various pedagogical activities: participating at practicals, seminars for bachelor and master students, supervising bachelor students, helping master students with their diploma projects and thus acquires useful didactic competencies. S/he also participates at preparation of various events such as scientific conferences, workshops, and seminars and therefore enhances her/his organization skills. The graduate students are also exposed to numerous popularization events organized by the department aimed especially at high school students and their teachers and so gains experience with outreach activities toward public thus participating at propagation of not only the Institution, but also science in general.

The institution indicates the professions for which the graduate is prepared at the time of completion and the potential of the study programme from the point of view of graduate's employability.

According to the SRI index and the National database of qualifications, the graduates of the programme ae prepared for the following occupations: Biologist, geneticists (basic research), clinical geneticist, university instructor, laboratory diagnostic in clinical genetics, molecular biology and microbiology, specialist in animal breeding, specialist in plant breeding, specialist in a control of food safety, specialist in microbiology of waste waters, medical officer – laboratory diagnostic.


Evaluation of the study programme graduates employability.
The graduates of the programme have wide variety of employment options. The examples of the employers include:

Slovak employers:
Biomedical research center; Slovak Academy of Sciences, Centre of Biosciences, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of molecular biology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of zoology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Medical Faculty, Comenius University in Bratislava, Jessenius Medical Faculty, Comenius University,  Martin; Pharmaceutical faculty, Comenius University in Bratislava; University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik in Košice; National oncology institute; State Institute for Drug Control; Medirex; GHC Genetics SK, s.r.o. / DNA Test, s.r.o.; Biomedica Slovakia, s.r.o.; Unilabs Slovakia, s.r.o. / Alpha Medical, s.r.o.; DNA ERA; Biotech, s.r.o.; Lambda Life, a.s.; Merck; Biomin, a.s.; IQVIA RDS Slovakia, s.r.o.; Premier Research, s.r.o.; Sanofi-Aventis Slovakia, s.r.o.; ISCARE, a.s.; MultiplexDX, Inc.

Foreign employers:
University of Veterinary Sciences Brno, Brno, Czech Republic; The Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria; Institute of Science and Technology (IST), Klosterneuburg, Austria; Friedrich Miescher Institute (FMI), Basel, Switzerland; Faculty of Natural Sciences, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic; 3. Medical Faculty, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic; Institute of Molecular Genetics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Praha, Czech Republic; Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC), Brno, Czech Republic; University of Trento, Italy; Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium; Max Delbrück Centrum for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany; European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium; Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic; University of Fribourg, Switzerland; South Bohemian University, České Budějovice, Czech Republic; University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA; Institut National de la Reserche Agranomique, Clermont-Ferrand, France; Karolinska Institutet Solna, Stockholm, Sweden; University of Toronto, Department of Physiology, Toronto,Canada


For individual study plans, the institution states the requirements for completing the individual parts of the study programme and the student's progress within the study programme in the given structure:
- Number of credits for compulsory courses:  20
- Number of credits for compulsory optional courses: 20
- Number of credits for optional courses: 155
- Number of credits for the dissertation exam: 30
- Number of credits for the dissertation defence: 15