study programme

Chemistry and Technology of Foodstuffs

Original title in Czech: Chemie a technologie potravinFaculty: FCHAbbreviation: DKCP_CHTPAcad. year: 2023/2024

Type of study programme: Doctoral

Study programme code: P2901

Degree awarded: Ph.D.

Accreditation: 25.10.2007 - 31.12.2024

Specific admission requirements

Master degree in chemical engineering, food chemistry or other chemical specializations earned at university faculties, ICT Prague or agricultural universities.

Key learning outcomes

The PhD study and study related research are focused on the acquisition and development of theoretical knowledge and experimental skills in the areas of food chemistry and engineering processes of food production, applied analytical and physical chemistry, microbiology, biochemistry and molecular biotechnology. The study is designed in line with the development of food science and food technologies and other basic and applied specializations . The main attention is be focused on manufacturing, processing, storage, quality control and food safety. Due to the rapid development of molecular biology techniques, adequate attention is be paid to the use of this discipline in the development of new food technologies. Scientific knowledge focuses on food quality and safety, production of functional foods and the development of modern molecular- biological diagnostic methods.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

Graduates of the doctoral program will gain theoretical knowledge and practical experimental skills and experience necessary for independent creative solutions of the problems in a wide and complex area of food chemistry. The program is oriented both on the chemical basis of food and biotechnological production with regard to security and development of advanced technologies, and quality and safety control of produced food. The graduates find employment in university and non-university research, R & D sector of public and private companies and institutions, in the Czech Republic and the EU (e.g. European Food Safety Authority, the Office for Health and Consumer Protection, European Commission) and national and multinational plants of agro-food complex.. The graduate profile also offers employment in state control institutions and business organizations. The graduate profile is designed to be comparable with similar studies at domestic and foreign universities and with the demands of the European Research Area.

Access to further studies


Examination regulations, assessment and grading

Graduation requirements

final state examination, doctoral thesis

Mode of study

combined study

Programme supervisor


Abbreviation Title (specialisation) Mandatory credits
DKCO_CHTPFood Science