General information

Academic year: 2022/2023

Level: Master

Type: Official Master's Degree

ECTS Credits: 60

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)

Language(s) of instruction Spanish

More info: programme website

Programme coordinator


Faculty of Science / Granada campus

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

  • Environmental sciences (0521)


Students who have completed the second cycle have the following competences:
– They possess and understand knowledge that provides a basis or opportunity for originality in the development and/or application of ideas, often in a research context.
– They are able to apply their acquired knowledge and problem-solving skills in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study.
– They are able to integrate knowledge and deal with the complexity of making judgements on the basis of incomplete or limited information, including reflections on the social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgements.
– They know how to communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and ultimate reasons behind them, to specialist and non-specialist audiences in a clear and unambiguous way.
– They possess the learning skills to enable them to continue studying in a largely self-directed or autonomous manner.

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


Specialisation name

– Biodiversity Evaluation and Conservation
– Biodiversity Management and Restoration

Admission information

Access to Bachelor’s Degree programmes is granted to students with the following degrees/ diplomas or studies, or any other recognized as equivalent to these:
A.1. Spanish Bachiller, European Baccalaureate or International Baccalaureate.
A.2. Baccalaureate from European Union Member States’ education systems or other countries withinternational agreements.
A.3. Advanced Technician in Vocational Training, Advanced Technician in Plastic Arts and Design orAdvanced Technician in Sports Education, from the Spanish Education System.
A.4.Studies carried out in European Union Member States or in other countries with international reciprocal agreements which meet the academic requirements in those States to access their university studyprogrammes.
A.5. Official Spanish university degrees of Diplomado, Arquitecto Técnico, Ingeniero Técnico, Licenciado, Arquitecto, Ingeniero, Graduado or Máster Universitario.
A.6. Partial (foreign or Spanish) university studies.

Access to Bachelor’s Degree programmes is also possible for:
B.1. People over twenty-five after successfully passing a specific access test.
B.2. People over forty with work or professional experience related to a university field of knowledge.
B.3. People over forty-five after successfully passing a specific access test.

Likewise, access to Bachelor’s Degree programmes is granted to:
C.1. People meeting the requirements to enter university according to the Spanish Education Systemregulations prior to Ley Orgánica 8/2013, of December 9.

Specific admission requirements

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

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