|Application deadline:||13 October, 2013|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2014|
|Credits:|| 60 ECTS |
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
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This master's degree 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: 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).
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
Access to this master's degree is open to holders of an official bachelor's degree from a Spanish university or from another higher education institution within or outside the European Higher Education Area, provided this gives access to postgraduate studies in the country of issue.
Admission requirements are as follows:
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.
Should the number of applicants be higher than that of places on offer, these will be allocated according to the following criteria (in order of importance):
- Academic transcript (50%)
- Professional experience related to the subject area of this master's degree (30%)
- Certificate of level of English (20%)
Bridging courses may need to be taken and passed by students with degrees in Marine Sciences, Veterinary Medicine or other subjects in the fields of Engineering, Sciences or Biosciences, depending on the actual content of these degree courses.
The Master's Committee will examine students' previous studies and determine whether bridging courses need to be taken or not.
The bridging courses that may be required are:
* Animal Biology (Zoology), 6 ECTS credits
* Plant Biology (Botany), 6 ECTS credits
* Ecology, 6 ECTS credits
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