This 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).
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:
- Researchers working in the field of ecology, environmental biology and environmental studies in universities or research centres in the commercial sector (in industry, or in phytosanitary, zoosanitary or food and agriculture agencies).
- Experts working in the management of protected areas and biological resources in public administration, environment 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 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.
Before officially enrolling in the course, the student needs to take a tutorial session with the coordinator of the master's degree.
Speciality in Terrestrial Ecology
Prof. Francisco Lloret