Biodiversity Conservation - BIODIV, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English, French (book IELTS)
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
The M.Sc. on Biodiversity Conservation (BIODIV) is a joint Program of the University of the Aegean (School of the Environment), and the University Montpellier 2 (Faculty of Sciences). Upon successful completion, the M.Sc. Diploma is awarded by both collaborating French and Greek academic units.


An investment in postgraduate education is a life-changing decision that will affect your future career prospects. BIODIV offers a mature and focused study environment for specialized scientific staff that comprehend the subject of biodiversity conservation, and are supplied with the necessary tools and methodologies to confront modern ecological problems. Special emphasis is given to biodiversity issues of the Mediterranean region in the framework of the global change.


  • Professional perspectives in European & international level
  • Expertise on ecology & biodiversity conservation
  • Biodiversity issues in the Mediterrannean ecoregion
  • Tuition free, international scholarships
  • Diverse educational approaches & activities
The duration of studies is four academic semesters, corresponding to 120 ECTS. The Programme includes lectures, seminars, practicals, and the preparation of the Thesis of Specialization. The first (winter) semester of studies starts in mid-September and is offered in Montpellier, France. The teaching language is French. The second (spring) semester starts in mid-January and is offered in Mytilene, Greece. In Mytilene, some courses are taught entirely in French and others entirely in English. The thesis of specialization is carried out during the third and fourth semesters.

Programme Structure

  • Ecological Engineering
  • Biostatistics
  • English
  • Ecosystem Functioning
  • Population and Community Ecology
  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Modelling
  • Biodiversity
  • Landscape Ecology and GIS
  • Conservation Biology
  • Biospheric Processes in the Changing Mediterranean Ecosystem
  • Theoretical Ecology
  • Thesis of Specialization 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
    • French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.


Academic Requirements

Up to 30 postgraduate students are accepted each year, graduates of internationally recognized Higher Education Departments of Science, Agronomy, Polytechnic or equivalent, from European or other countries, possessing 180 units of the European system ECTS. The selection process is based on the CVs of the candidates and if it is required by a personal interview.

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Mytilíni

  • 470 - 630 EUR/month
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