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Top Master Programs in Ecology in Europe 2019

A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.

 

A Master of Ecology teaches students about the interactions between different life forms and the environments in which they function. Students learn skills of analysis, presentation and interpretation of data as well as an advanced knowledge of ecological theory.

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Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour

The aim of the programme “Evolutionary Ecology in Aquatic Environments” is to train scientific experts able to design experiments and models in order to produce knowledge ... [+]

Overview

The aim of the programme “Evolutionary Ecology in Aquatic Environments” is to train scientific experts able to design experiments and models in order to produce knowledge in evolutionary ecology relevant to the management of aquatic ecosystems. It is backed by the Federation for Research in water resources and aquatic ecosystems (MIRA) which includes research experts and skills in the fields of evolutionary response of aquatic species to anthropic pressures and modelling of aquatic populations and ecosystems.

The master is fully taught in English and is hosted at the College of Sciences and Technologies for Energy and Environment (STEE) of the Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour (UPPA) in Anglet (France).... [-]

France Anglet
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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University College of Southeast Norway

Alpine ecology is an academic field focusing on how abiotic and biotic factors affect the distribution and dynamics of species and populations in alpine environments. ... [+]

Joint master in Alpine Ecology

Alpine ecology is an academic field focusing on how abiotic and biotic factors affect the distribution and dynamics of species and populations in alpine environments.

Why Alpine Ecology?

The study will provide students with a better and broader understanding of present and future challenges and threats that alpine environments are facing. Through lectures and fieldwork/laboratory exercises students will acquire the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills to initiate sustainable management and conservation strategies in alpine areas, and to do so in accordance with ethical and scientific guidelines. The ecology and management practices of alpine ecosystems in Norway (boreal) and Slovakia (temperate) will be highlighted.... [-]

Norway Rauland Hønefoss Porsgrunn Bø i Telemark Kongsberg Horten  + 3 More
August 2019
Full time
Campus
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Vladivostok State University of Economics and Service

Ecology and environment protection is a profile that prepares highly qualified specialists that possess necessary competencies for ecology-oriented decision-making in the ... [+]

Master - Ecology and Environment Protection

Ecology and environment protection is a profile that prepares highly qualified specialists that possess necessary competencies for ecology-oriented decision-making in the sphere of natural resource use and other sectors of national economy, management of greening process in manufacturing, determination of optimal ways for development and efficient management of natural resources.

Purpose: Preparation of qualified environmental professionals for the benefit of the ecologically safe development of the economy, solution of practical and theoretical ecological problems in research and practice sphere and teacher’s activity.

Relevance of education. Master degree holders of this profile can take positions in federal and regional nature protection and management of natural resources agencies (Ministry of natural resources and other agencies), in manufacturing, consulting, expert departments, offices, bureau, centers, companies, research institutes dealing with environment protection, in project organizations and other structures that carry out ecological activity, research and conduct ecological policy at a regional level.... [-]

Russia Vladivostok
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

The program’s aim is to prepare the modern highly skilled experts, using practical skills and theoretical knowledge of biotechnology and eco-biotechnology in their profes ... [+]

Master in Ecological Biotechnology

Period of studies: 2 years ECTS credits: 120 Language: English

Program description

The program’s aim is to prepare the modern highly skilled experts, using practical skills and theoretical knowledge of biotechnology and eco-biotechnology in their professional activity.

The program provides profound knowledge of foreign languages and pays great attention to the development of students’ communication skills.

The program curriculum includes courses that improve skills of understanding, communication, writing and reading scientific literature in a foreign language.

Learning outcomes

Students will acquire knowledge of the main biotechnological methods, modern technologies for nature protection; will be able to evaluate biological and industrial safety, to do research work, to evaluate the results and to write scientific articles; to teach students (courses: Nature protection, Fundamentals of ecological biotechnology, Modern problems of Ecology and etc.... [-]

Russia Moscow
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The Master’s program Archaeology: Landscape and Heritage is not fixed on geographical or chronological boundaries, but deals thematically with archaeological landscapes a ... [+]

Master in Landscape and Heritage

The Master’s program Archaeology: Landscape and Heritage is not fixed on geographical or chronological boundaries, but deals thematically with archaeological landscapes and archaeological heritage in many different societies. In the specialization Landscape Archaeology, the cultural landscape will be addressed from many perspectives. The specialization Archaeological Heritage focuses on the varieties of meanings that archaeological remains can obtain in modern society.

Specializations

The Master's program Archaeology: Landscape and Heritage distinguishes two specializations:

Landscape ArchaeologyLandscape archaeology is a specialism which is well developed at VU Amsterdam and the UvA. The Netherlands (large scale excavations) and the Mediterranean (surface surveys) form the historical landscapes on which fieldwork is conducted, and are also the focal points for ongoing research projects about the use of GIS in archaeology and villa landscapes in the north of the Roman Empire.Core themes in the program are ecological and economic dimensions of the interrelationship between man and landscape; the historical stratification of landscapes; the ‘past in the past’; landscape and identity.... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

As a master’s student, you will study how nature works. Both an aim in itself and to develop the tools to predict and combat problems caused by pollution, biodiversity lo ... [+]

Master in Ecology

Ecologists investigate the relationships between organisms and their environment. As a master’s student, you will study how nature works. Both an aim in itself and to develop the tools to predict and combat problems caused by pollution, biodiversity loss and climate change. You will study Ecology from a plant, animal and systems perspective. Ecological processes are investigated from the molecular level on to the regional and global scale, where field observations and experiments are used to identify ecosystems’ patterns and functions.

Specializations

The Ecology and Evolution specialization is a combination of the former Ecology and Evolution programmes of both universities. The track offers the same package of courses to MSc students of both universities. This means that you will share classes and teachers with students from the other university. A unique opportunity to profit from the diversity in scientific expertise, teaching experience, research equipment and all other facilities the two universities can offer you. To participate in this programme you need to be registered as an MSc Ecology student at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.The Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology is a new programme developed at the VU and UvA operating in the multidisciplinary fields of Ecology, Analytical Chemistry, Biology, Biomedical Sciences and Human Health Sciences. To participate in this programme you need to be registered as an MSc Ecology student at VU Amsterdam.The Limnology and Oceanography (UvA) track is an existing programme at the UVA studying theBiology, Chemistry, and Physics of freshwater ecosystems (Limnology) and marine ecosystems (Oceanography).To participate... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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University of Mons

The Master’s Degree in Biology of Organisms and Ecology offers highly specialized training to understand current issues in biology and the environment. ... [+]

This program is taught in FRENCH.

The Master’s Degree in Biology of Organisms and Ecology offers highly specialized training to understand current issues in biology and the environment. This program covers a vast range of research fields including management of natural spaces, oceanography, marine biology, anthropology, entomology, ornithology, etc. Emphasis is placed on rigorous foundations in the sciences both in the laboratory and in the field.

Students may choose between three specialized study clusters developed and supported by the scientific work of our research laboratories.

Outline of the program

The Master’s Degree in Biology of Organisms and Ecology offers state-of-the-art training supported by the constant application of learning through internships in companies and/or laboratories in Belgium and abroad. The Institute of Biology at UMONS is involved in international research projects in such fields as marine biology and entomology (pollinating insects), for example.... [-]

Belgium Mons
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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Charles University Faculty of Science

The graduates of Ecology subject acquire theoretical knowledge and practical (methodic) skills covering all common ecological concepts, and within this framework, they ac ... [+]

The graduates of Ecology subject acquire theoretical knowledge and practical (methodic) skills covering all common ecological concepts, and within this framework, they achieve a specific education in terrestrial and aquatic domains, encompassing all structural levels from molecular ecology, autecology, intra- and interpopulation interactions, towards large-scale ecology (communities, ecosystems, phylogeography). They are able to use recent analytical approaches of quantitative ecological data. The graduate is well prepared either to highly demanding research work including the relevant Ph.D. study or to professional and methodical (but legislative) work as in surveys, analyses or monitoring for state, public or commercial administration.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
Full time
Campus
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University of Bologna

The International Curriculum "Global Change Ecology & Sustainable Development Goals - GCE & SDG" aims to train a generation of scientists and managers able to ana ... [+]

The International Curriculum "Global Change Ecology & Sustainable Development Goals - GCE & SDG" aims to train a generation of scientists and managers able to analyze complex problems related to global change and to propose solutions for mitigation and adaptation with a multi-scale and multidisciplinary approach, applied to both natural and anthropized systems. This Curriculum, entirely given in English, offers a customised training programme based on the student's profile: students can choose different teachings, according to their aspirations, within biological, geological, ecological, technical and economic disciplines.

5 reasons to enrol on the degree programme To access an interdisciplinary academic, higher education focused on biological, environmental and socio-economic problems related to Global Change To acquire expertise in several fields and international organisations in the environmental, economic and social management of G.C. and ecosystems To develop international contacts by preparing the degree thesis abroad and to establish new relationships with international teachers and researchers To develop useful skills to contribute to the construction of a better, more sustainable and balanced future for planet's resources To become scientists/managers dealing with complex issues to find mitigation/adaptation solutions with a multi-scale and multidisciplinary approach Admission requirements ... [-]
Italy Bologna
October 2019
Full time
Campus
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Universidad de las Islas Baleares - UIB

The learning outcomes can be summarized as follows: Acquire basic training on the parameters and environmental characteristics of the marine environment in general and th ... [+]

What will you learn?

The results of the learning can be summarized in:

Acquire basic training on the parameters and environmental characteristics of the marine environment in general and the Mediterranean Sea in particular.Know the dynamics of the oceans from the coupling between the atmosphere and water and how the whole system of superficial and deep circulation is modeled.Distinguish and recognize the components of the planktonic, nektonic and benthic communities, as well as the trophic relationships between them and the aspects related to the global metabolism of marine ecosystems.Know the theoretical and practical aspects of the methods and techniques of scientific work in the marine environment, through sampling campaigns and subsequent study of samples in the laboratory.Structure of the studies... [-]
Spain Palma
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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Stockholm University

Our Master’s program in Ecology and Biodiversity will give you essential knowledge to understand nature’s complex connections and the relationships between species, their ... [+]

Our Master’s program in Ecology and Biodiversity will give you essential knowledge to understand nature’s complex connections and the relationships between species, their environment, and climate. Evolutionary ecology and experimental design are important aspects of a program where you will have opportunities to study empirical ecology in both the field and laboratory.

Reasons to choose Increasingly seminar-based teaching provides many opportunities for interaction and discussions Broad training integrating evolutionary theory with experimental and analytical skills Flexibility to shape your studies to your own interests and career aspirations Program structure

The Master’s program in Ecology and Biodiversity includes courses covering Evolutionary Ecology, Biodiversity, Experimental Design, and Science in Biological Research and Investigation. There is plenty of space within the program to allow you to choose from a selection of additional elective and optional courses so you can pursue a program adapted to your chosen interests and career aims.... [-]

Sweden Östermalm
August 2020
Full time
Campus
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Czech University Of Life Sciences Faculty of Environmental Sciences

Nature Conservation (NCO) master´s degree program is open for bachelor's degree-holders with a background in ecology, biology, zoology, botany, conservation biology, land ... [+]

Nature Conservation (NCO) master's degree program is open for bachelor's degree-holders with a background in ecology, biology, zoology, botany, conservation biology, landscape ecology or environmental sciences. The NCO program is best suited for those wishing to acquire advanced knowledge and research-based skills in nature conservation. The NCO program provides a solid understanding of both applied and theory-based resource conservation and management, based on principles of applied landscape ecology. NCO is an accredited degree program required for the practice of management of protected landscape areas with the Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic, the EU and applicable international locations as well.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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West Catholic University - Université Catholique de l’Ouest

This master (bac + 5) trains executives with multi-skills in ecology of natural resources, urban ecology and environmental management in a sustainable development perspec ... [+]

TRAINING OBJECTIVES

Acquire knowledge and depth skills in different areas of the environment

Learning to manage environmental issues through two routes to choose from:

Ecology course of natural resources and sustainable development (ERNDD) facing the management of natural and anthropogenic Urban ecology course and sustainable development (EUDD) facing the management of urban ecosystems

Ability to validate the IT and Internet Certificate Level 2: environmental activities and sustainable development (c2i2 MEAD).

+ THE TRAINING Success rate close to 100% Human scale workforce Personalized monitoring of the student Professionalizing of studies: Internship 4 months in the first year and 6 months in 2nd year Professional contract Possibility of 2nd year [training schedule adapted to alternately linked to time in Company] Tutored project in 2nd year The possibility of a semester and / or internship abroad Suitable equipment and infrastructure A vibrant student life Study tours on the themes of eco-construction and applied ecology. TRADES AND SECTORS Official representative or responsible for environmental studies Eco-Environmental Advisor / Planning Head of Sustainable Development Project Manager natural spaces Environmental Engineer Responsible for communication and mediation Development Officer and animation of the territory Independant consultant Responsible for regulatory monitoring studies Independent consultant to construction companies ... [-]
France Angers
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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University of South Bohemia – Faculty of Science

The programme extends a successful Quantitative Ecology Module lead by prof. Jan Lepš, running since 2011. ... [+]

The programme extends a successful Quantitative Ecology Module lead by prof. Jan Lepš, running since 2011.

Students will be trained in modern ecology research. The courses are focused on ecological theory and analysis as well as interpretation of ecological data using modern computational approaches. The workload is about five courses per semester.

Strong emphasis is laid on the students' own research; almost half the credits are awarded for a research project to be conducted throughout the entire two years of study, and will be the basis of the Master Thesis. The best projects will likely be published with the student as the first author. The lecturers and Thesis supervisors lead high-quality research, often in close collaboration with Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences.... [-]

Czech Republic Ceske Budejovice
October 2019
Full time
Campus
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Umeå University - Faculty of Science and Technology

The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science at Umeå University offers a 2-year Master of Science Program for students that would like to specialize in Geoecology. ... [+]

Master's Program in Geoecology

The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science at Umeå University offers a 2-year Master of Science Program for students that would like to specialize in Geoecology. Geoecology integrates the fields of Geosciences and Ecology. With an emphasis on the Nordic landscape, you will study natural earth processes, climate change and the effects of anthropogenic impact, such as resource utilization and pollution. These processes result in a more dynamic environment than what is generally recognized, and you will develop an awareness of environmental changes on timescales from years to millennia.

InstructionThe Study Program starts with a field course, Field Methods in Geoecology. After that, you will have opportunities to take theoretical courses and applied courses directed towards field studies, as well as courses directed towards Geographic Information Systems.The program is very flexible, as the only compulsory courses are the first course, Field methods in Geoecology, 15 ETCS, and the final Degree thesis, 30 ECTS. Courses can otherwise be chosen freely, as long as the requirements for the M.Sc. degree are met.... [-]

Sweden Umeå Skellefteå
August 2019
Full time
Campus
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