Official Master's Degree in Terrestrial Ecology and Biodiversity Management
The master's degree in Terrestrial Ecology and Biodiversity Management is addressed to students interested in the processes involved in the functioning of terrestrial ecosystems and the options for mitigating their future deterioration in a context of global environmental change, and also to students interested in the management and conservation of biological natural resources (flora and fauna).
The master's degree takes up one academic year (60 ECTS) and is divided into two specialisations: Terrestrial Ecology and Management and Diversity of Fauna and Flora (marine and terrestrial).
The subjects that are common to both specialisations aim to provide methodological tools (modelling, statistics and geographical information systems). In the Terrestrial Ecology specialisation there are modules on preparing for research (based on set reading texts) and designing experiments and measuring techniques (based on research visits and stays). In the Management and Diversity of Fauna and Flora specialisation there are modules on management and applications of animal diversity and evolution and analysis of the landscape (plants).
Both specialisations conclude with a master's dissertation.
The master's degree gives access to the PhD programme in Terrestrial Ecology (http://www.creaf.cat/phd-program-terrestrial-ecology), offered by the Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (CREAF) and the UAB (with an excellence award), and to the PhD programme in Biodiversity of the UAB and UB (with an excellence award).
Once you have completed the master's degree you will be able to work in the following areas:
1. Researchers working in the field of ecology, environmental biology and environmental studies in universities or research centres in the commercial sector (in industry, phytosanitary, zoosanitary or food and agriculture agencies).
2. Experts working in the management of protected areas and biological resources in public administration, environmental departments in large companies, or in media companies, companies that carry out environmental studies or are involved in the phytosanitary, zoosanitary or food and agriculture sectors.
The latest survey on employment opportunities indicates that 80% of students who have taken this master's degree have a job that is related to the degree contents one year after completing it.
Timetable academic year:
Part-time or full-time: Full-time
Credits: 60 ECTS CREDITS
Beginning of the pre-enrolment period 11/01/2019
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€75 per credit (non-EU citizens who do not hold a Spanish residence permit). 2019/20 Academic year.
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