The master's degree takes up one academic year (60 ECTS) and is divided into two specialisations:TerrestrialEcology 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 TerrestrialEcology 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, which can be given a research or a professional focus.
The master's degree gives access to the PhD programme in TerrestrialEcology, offered by the Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (CREAF) and the UAB (with an excellence award), and to the PhD programme in Animal Biology of the UAB.
Ideal student profile
Students interested in the functioning of terrestrial ecosystems and options for mitigating their deterioration in a context of global environmental change, and those interested in the management and conservation of natural marine and terrestrial resources (flora and fauna).
The principal career options for students of this master's degree are:
The latest survey on employment opportunities indicates that 81% of students who have taken this master's degree have a job that is related to the degree contents one year after completing it.
You can apply until:
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This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.Take IELTS test
Bachelor's degree in Biology, Environmental Biology, Environmental Science, Forestry Engineering or Agricultural Engineering. Access is also open to graduates in Marine Sciences, Veterinary Medicine or other related qualifications in Engineering, Sciences or Biosciences and with equivalent qualifications from other countries.
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