Analytical Chemistry

Prospects of graduates

The graduates of Analytical Chemistry are able to work creatively and scientifically on their own and bring their own solutions to problems in the field of analytical chemistry. They are proficient in the scientific methods of research and development in analytical chemistry with a focus on chromatography, spectral analysis, identification of analytes and evaluation of analytical results. Graduates acquire the ability to analytically and synthetically solve challenging tasks of social practice. They will acquire the necessary knowledge to develop their field of study and to publish the results of their own work, and they will also be able to teach specialised chemistry subjects independently at universities. They will be able to plan and lead a research team independently. Graduates of the study field of Analytical Chemistry are qualified to perform the following professions: senior researcher in analytical chemistry, research and development worker, university lecturer. Graduates of the study programme in Analytical Chemistry are proficient in common methodologies of laboratory techniques, modern analytical methods. He/she can independently use existing experimental procedures and design new experiments. He/she knows the basics of computer chemistry and molecular modelling and the application of commercial software, as well as the basics of information and communication technologies such as working with the Internet, information systems and databases. The graduate of the analytical chemistry programme is prepared to follow appropriate practices in accordance with the professional, legal and ethical framework of the discipline.

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Conditions of admission

successful completion of the entrance exam

Additional information

Analytical Chemistry:
Analytical Chemistry. Basic concepts. Qualitative and quantitative analysis. Analytical method, processing of determination results. Sensitivity and selectivity of reactions. Group, selective and specific reactions. Principle and application of weighing analysis. Measurement analysis. Classification of titration methods: acid-base, oxidation-reduction, complexation and precipitation titrations. Calculation of the results of titration analysis. Instrumental analytical methods. Classification, basic concepts and terminology. Basic parts of analytical instruments. Absolute and relative methods. Linear and non-linear signals. Errors in analytical measurements and processing of results. Resolution, range of determination, detection limit. Calibration chart. Spectral and optical analytical methods (principle, laws and basic mathematical relationships, instruments, detectors, application). Basic parts of instruments in spectral analysis. Sources of radiation. Monochromatisation. Absorbance. UV-VIS spectrophotometry. Luminescence analysis. Infrared and Raman spectroscopy. Atomic absorption and atomic emission spectroscopy. Flame photometry. Mass spectroscopy. Refractometry. Polarimetry. Optical rotational dispersion. Circular dichroism. Analytical methods based on the use of X-rays. NMR spectroscopy. Radiochemical analysis. Activation analysis. Kinetic methods of analysis. Thermal analysis. Separation and preconcentration methods (principle, laws and basic mathematical relationships, apparatus, detectors, application). Distillation. Extraction. Gas, liquid, ion-exchange, paper chromatography. Electrochemical methods (principle, laws and basic mathematical relationships, apparatus, use). Potentiometry. Electrogravimetric methods. Conductometry. Coulometry. Voltammetry. Polarography. Amperometric titration.

Spectral analytical methods:Optical analytical methods, principles, distribution. Atomic spectra, origin, analytical uses. Basic differences of emission and absorption methods. Excitation sources; radiation sources in AAS (arc and spark discharge, glow discharge, plasma excitation sources; hollow cathode, electrodeless radiation sources in AAS). Radiation decay in atomic spectrochemistry. Modern radiation decay devices. Radiation detection in atomic spectrochemistry. Historical development of modern trends. Photographic detection and its peculiarities. Measurement and transformation of blackening. Typical spectrographic analysis procedures, matrix effects and their elimination. Comparative element method. Methods and procedures of solution analysis. Sputtering of solutions and its efficiency. Glow discharge from a flat cathode, possibilities of quantitative analysis and surface analysis. Analysis of non-metallic powder samples. Special applications of hollow cathode. Spectrometric analysis with a plasma source, introduction of powders into the plasma, examples of use in the analysis of non-standard materials. Implementation of analytical calibration in atomic spectrochemistry, model samples, reference materials. Atomic absorption spectrometry, flame and flameless methods. Possibilities of direct analysis of powders. Matrix modifiers and their action. Atomic absorption spectrometry with direct introduction of powder samples, different types of electrochemical atomization, sample homogeneity problems. Methods based on the interaction of X-rays with the sample: WDXRF, EDXRF, TXRF - advantages, disadvantages, applications. UV-VIS and IR spectrophotometry. Principle. Schematic diagram of the instrument. Monochromatization of radiation. Detectors. Applications (qualitative, quantitative and structural analysis). Luminescence analysis. Principle. Schematic diagram of the apparatus. Molecular structure of the fluorescent substance. Fluorescence. Phosphorescence. Applications in analytical chemistry.

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General information on the admission exam

The applicant is required to have knowledge of chemistry within the scope of a first degree in Chemistry and analytical chemistry within the scope of a second degree in Analytical Chemistry. The ability to work with technical text in English is a prerequisite.

Form of entrance exam


  • Apply the application for study

    01.03.2024 - 31.05.2024

  • Performance of the entrance exam

    17.06.2024 - 28.06.2024

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  • verified copy of the degree for applicant of other universities (electronic form)
  • photocopy of the Diploma Supplement to candidates from other universities (electronic form)
  • PhD. Project Proposal (electronic form)
  • CV (electronic form)

Annual tuition fees
Standard length of study: cost free

The fee for admission procedure
application form: 50 €
E-application form: 40 €

Billing information

Bank: Treasury. Bank code: 8180

Account number: SK 28 8180 0000 0070 0007 8491

Variable symbol: 2996

Constant symbol: 0308

Specific symbol: birth number without slash

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Detail of the study program

The first three years of your studies could be funded by a scholarship of up to €9,000. More information

Detail of the study program


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