Official master's degree in Terrestrial Ecology and Biodiversity Management

Ecosystems and their biodiversity can only be managed and preserved when they can be adequately measured and interpreted. Would you like to form part of this challenge?

Content Official Master's Degree in Terrestrial Ecology and Biodiversity Management

Study guides

Master description

This master's degree comprises 60 credits and is taught full-time over one academic year, and part-time over two years.
 
The master's degree is divided into two specialisations:

  • Terrestrial Ecology
  • Management and Diversity of Fauna and Flora
 
There are 24 compulsory credits common to the two specialisations. These are distributed over three modules: The module "Statistics and Environmental Modelling" (12 ECTS), which offers an advanced methodological basis for numerical data analysis and modelling applied to environmental biology, and two modules with contents that cut across the whole master's degree syllabus ("Space Ecology" and "Bases for the Conservation and Management of Biodiversity", both for 6 ECTS).
 
The specialisation in "Terrestrial Ecology" takes a broader view, focusing on the general ecological processes that determine the state of terrestrial ecosystems. In this specialisation special emphasis is placed on providing students with new tools and skills for acquiring knowledge.
 
The specialisation in "Management and Diversity of Fauna and Flora" aims to produce professionals (whether in research or not) who can identify, interpret, and manage biodiversity, including terrestrial and aquatic fauna and flora. The focus is on topics like the state of conservation of animal and plant diversity, its management, and the various applications of fauna in the framework of environmental biology.
 
For the sake of efficiency, no optional subjects are offered in any of the specialisations, each specialisation having three specific academic modules, all compulsory. Finally, both specialisations contain a module devoted to the "Master's dissertation" (15 ECTS).

Teaching timetable

Lecture Rooms Masters course 2020/2021

Study plan structure

 


Type Credits
Compulsory 24
Optional 21
Master Thesis 15
TOTAL 60

Specialisation in Terrestrial Ecology

 

Module Credits Type
Bases for the Conservation and Management of Biodiversity 6 OB
Master's Dissertation 15 OB
Spatial Ecology 6 OB
Statistics and Environmental Modelling 12 OB
Advanced Content in Terrestrial Ecology 6 OT*
Experimental Methods in Terrestrial Ecology 6 OT*
Project Design and Methodology in Terrestrial Ecology 9 OT*

* Specialization Compulsory


Specialisation in Management and Diversity of Flora and Fauna

 

Module Credits Type
Bases for the Conservation and Management of Biodiversity 6 OB
Master's Dissertation 15 OB
Spatial Ecology 6 OB
Statistics and Environmental Modelling 12 OB
Evolution and Analysis of Plant Landscape 6 OT*
Management and Applications for Animal Diversity 6 OT*
Project Design and Methodology in Flora and Fauna Management 9 OT*

* Specialization Compulsory


OB: Compulsory
OT: Optional