General information

Academic year: 2023/2024

Level: Master

Type: Official Master's Degree

ECTS Credits: 60

Programme orientation Research

Length of programme (full time): 1 YEAR

Mode of delivery: Face-to-face

Level of qualification: Máster (MECES level 3 - EQF level 7)

Model of study: Full-time (42-60 ECTS per school year)

Work-based learning (Practicum): Yes

Language(s) of instruction Spanish


More info: programme website


Programme coordinator

Name: JULIO CARLOS DE LA, ROSA ÁLAMOS / jdlarosa@ugrAAkpdB.es


Faculty of Science / Granada campus

Field(s) of education and training (ISCED-F)

  • Environmental sciences (0521)

Main focus

; Specialisation in Biodiversity Evaluation and Management Graduates of this master’s programme will possess advanced knowledge of the functional, structural, and compositional dimensions of biodiversity at different organisational levels (i.e. genes to ecosystems), on different spatial scales (i.e. local to global), and on different temporal scales (i.e. paleodiversity to future scenarios). They will be able to use laboratory tools, statistical applications, computational tools, modelling tools, fieldwork tools, and methods for the evaluation of biodiversity (i.e. cladistics to teledetection and GIS). They will have an in-depth knowledge of the legal, political, and management aspects necessary to successfully perform real work in protected areas and in the management of ecological corridors, evaluation of environmental impact, biological indicators, etc. Finally, graduates will be capable of generating knowledge related to the evaluation and conservation of biodiversity. ; Specialisation in the Management and Restoration of Biodiversity Graduates of this master’s programme will possess advanced knowledge of the functional, structural, and compositional dimensions of biodiversity at different organisational levels (i.e. genes to ecosystems), on different spatial scales (i.e. local to global), and on different temporal scales (i.e. paleodiversity to future scenarios). They will be able to use laboratory tools, statistical applications, computational tools, modelling tools, fieldwork tools, and methods for the evaluation of biodiversity (i.e. cladistics to teledetection and GIS). Graduates will have an in-depth knowledge of the legal, political, and management aspects necessary to successfully perform real work in protected areas and in the management of ecological corridors, evaluation of environmental impact, biological indicators, etc. They will be capable of generating knowledge related to the evaluation and conservation of biodiversity. Finally, graduates will know how to apply the knowledge acquired to the most modern procedures related to the management and restoration of biodiversity.

Competences

Students that have completed the second cycle have the following competencies: – Have demonstrated knowledge and understanding that is founded upon a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and/or applying ideas, often within a research context. – Can apply their acquired knowledge and understanding, and problem solving abilities in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study. – Have the ability to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and formulate judgments with incomplete or limited information, but that include reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments. – Can communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, to specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously. – Have the learning skills to allow them to continue to study in a manner that may be largely self-directed or autonomous.

Programme qualification

Name of title awarded in original language

Máster Universitario en Conservación, Gestión y Restauración de la Biodiversidad

Qualification requirements

60 minimum credits

Programme courses

Course NameYearPeriod
Advanced Data Analysis and its Applications in Conservation 1st Year 2nd Semester
Applied Aquatic Flora 1st Year 2nd Semester
Applied Biogeography in Conservation 1st Year 1st Semester
Biological Invasions 1st Year 2nd Semester
Biology and Conservation of Water Courses 1st Year 2nd Semester
Conservation of Populations and Ecosystems 1st Year Yearly
Continental Vertebrates 1st Year 1st Semester
Design and Management of Protected Areas 1st Year 2nd Semester
Diagnosis and Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems 1st Year 1st Semester
Diversity and Ecology of Insects 1st Year 2nd Semester
Ecosystem Functions and Services 1st Year 1st Semester
Effects of Agrosystem Management on Biodiversity 1st Year 2nd Semester
Environmental Consultancy and Projects 1st Year 1st Semester
Environmental Controls and Stress in Ecosystems 1st Year 1st Semester
Experimental Design, Sampling and Data Analysis 1st Year 1st Semester
Flora of Restricted Areas: Origin, Analysis and Protection 1st Year 1st Semester
Global Change 1st Year 1st Semester
Green Infrastructure 1st Year 2nd Semester
Introduction to Conservation Genetics 1st Year 1st Semester
Management of Biodiversity in Urban Areas 1st Year 1st Semester
Master's Dissertation 1st Year 2nd Semester
Microbial Biogeography 1st Year 1st Semester
Palaeodiversity 1st Year 1st Semester
Pedodiversity 1st Year 2nd Semester
Phylogeny and Conservation 1st Year 1st Semester
Policies for Biodiversity Conservation and Management 1st Year 1st Semester
Practicum 1st Year 2nd Semester
Principles of Conservation Biology 1st Year 1st Semester
Principles of Restoration Ecology 1st Year 1st Semester
Soil Restoration 1st Year 2nd Semester
Soil¿vegetation Relationships 1st Year 2nd Semester
Terrestrial Ecosystem Restoration 1st Year 2nd Semester
The Data Management Cycle: Ecoinformatics 1st Year 1st Semester
Traditional Knowledge and Sustainable Exploitation of Biodiversity 1st Year 2nd Semester
Work Placement 1st Year 2nd Semester

Specialisations

Specialisation name

– Biodiversity Evaluation and Conservation – Biodiversity Management and Restoration

Admission information

Access to Master’s Degree programmes is granted to holders of:
A.1. A Spanish official university degree.
A.2. A degree issued by a Higher Education institution from another European Higher Education Area Member State which allows access to Master Degree’s programmes in that State.
A.3. A degree from a non-EHEA education system, upon verification by the Spanish University that the aforementioned degree accredits an equivalent education level to that of a Spanish university degree and allows access to postgraduate programmes in the issuing country.
A.4. A Spanish Bachelor in Advanced Artistic Education.
A.5. Official Spanish university degrees of Diplomado, Arquitecto Técnico, Ingeniero Técnico, Licenciado, Arquitecto, Ingeniero, Graduado or Máster Universitario.

Specific admission requirements

Applicants must have an English B1 level or higher, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

General regulations

Grading scale
In the Spanish university system, modules/courses are graded on a scale of 0 to 10 points with the following qualitative equivalence:
0-4,9: «suspenso»; 5-6,9: «aprobado»; 7-8,9: «notable»; 9-10: «sobresaliente». A special mention, «Matrícula de Honor» may be granted to up to 5% of the students in a group provided they have got a «sobresaliente». To pass a module/course is necessary to get at least 5 points.
In cases of recognition of ECTS, professional experience, cultural or sports activities, or student representation no grading will be recorded but, where appropriate, the word «Apto».

 

UGR Examination Regulations
https://docencia.ugr.es/sites/vic/docencia/public/inline-files/Normativa_de_evaluacion_y_calificacion_EN.pdf

 

More info on academic regulations at: 

https://ugrcat.ugr.es/en/about-ugr/#regulations

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