The Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague is a leading modern scientific and pedagogical workplace well-known in Europe and throughout the world. It is one of the prestigious “regular” Czech universities. At present, about 20 thousand students study at the university every year.
Studies are divided into three levels according to the principles of the Bologna Conference of EU university and college representatives of June 1999. During their studies, students can complete the bachelor, master’s and doctoral levels of study.
The division of studies into levels allows for mutual permeability of students and people who have already graduated who are interested in education among universities and years of study in the Czech Republic and abroad. In every level – bachelor or master’s – students complete a comprehensive stage of education and can leave for practice or advance to the higher educational level at their parent university, or at another university in the Czech Republic or abroad. A graduate may again actively join the educational process at any time.
Forms of study
It is possible to take full-time fields of study, and also some in the combined form of study (here, studies are spread into 3-4 consultations and a block seminar (one week per semester).
The proportion of students taking the combined form of study is around 30%.
Approximately 220 fields of study are now accredited at six faculties and one institute; of that, about one-half in the bachelor and one-half in the master’s fields of study. Graduates of bachelor study programmes acquire the Bachelor title (Bc.), graduates of master’s study programmes acquire the Master of Science (MSc.).
The CULS study programmes and fields are conceived to offer education in a wide spectrum of areas. Fields covering agricultural practice and fields relating thereto are taught at the university in the entire agricultural-food vertical. The university also offers fields focused on the development of rural areas and regions, or fields relating to leisure time activities (e.g. horse breeding, dog breeding or game management). Fields connected to the economy and management, or to cultural studies, are in great demand. It is also possible to study fields at the university that are focused on information science, as well as fields dealing with ecology, protection and utilization of natural resources, landscape protection, protection of nature and the environment in general, but also fields relating to technology in the agricultural-food complex, including the issues of road transportation. The university also offer studies of forestry and woodworking fields, as well as fields involved in the issues of tropical and subtropical areas, and pedagogics fields. Many fields deal with public and state administration in the given areas. The breadth of the offered fields shows that CULS is a university offering quality university education in many areas of human knowledge.
Studies in a foreign language
For those interested in studying in a foreign language, we offer studies of selected subjects in English. The study offer now includes a total of 40 fields of study taught in English, approximately 15 of which are fields in the bachelor level and 25 in the master’s level of studies. In recent years a number of agreements on cooperation have been concluded with foreign universities which are involved in this type of education.
The difficulty of studies of individual subjects in the bachelor and master’s levels are expressed in international credits ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) that show the volume of study time an individual student needs to successfully complete the subject, i.e. the number of lecture hours, workshops and individual preparation. The student must achieve at least 60 ECTS credits during one academic year, i.e. during two semesters. The credit system is used as the rate of the student’s evaluation within international mobilities, as well as an auxiliary criterion for the evaluation of studies and fulfilment of study tasks at the student’s faculty.