Objectives and competences
More generally, this master's degree is a response to growing demand across society for greater action in environmental conservation and management and for a more sustainable use of natural resources.
It offers two specializations. The specialization in Environmental Management and Restoration is aimed at professionals wishing to work in the area of management and as environmental consultants. The specialization in Ecology is aimed at future researchers, and provides advanced training in the study of ecosystem restoration with a multidisciplinary approach.
The master's degree in Ecology, Environmental Management and Restoration is intended for graduates in environmental sciences, environmental biology, biology, biosciences, marine sciences, geology, physics or chemistry or in chemical, forestry, agricultural or civil engineering or related fields. It will also be of interest to public administration professionals and environmental consultants interested in refreshing and refocusing their knowledge.
|Faculty or school||Faculty of Biology|
|Branch of knowledge|
|Mode of delivery|
|Number of places available||45|
|Length of course||1 academic year|
|Language(s) of instruction||Spanish|
|Approximate price per credit||27.67 euros per credit (82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2022-2023|
|Coordination||FRANCESC DE P. SABATER COMAS|
|Lead to doctoral studies||Yes|
|Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualification||No|
Objectives and competences
- To acquire professional training in the environmental sciences for developing and applying preventive and corrective techniques to address aspects of environmental degradation.
- To acquire the techniques and skills to carry out ecosystem restoration projects and environmental management.
- To acquire advanced scientific training (conceptual and methodological) in the study of populations, communities and ecosystems.
Students will acquire the following competences:
- A solid, multidisciplinary understanding of the social, economic, scientific and technological aspects of environmental management.
- The specialized knowledge to conduct competitive research in ecology and in the areas of conservation and restoration of ecosystems.
- The ability to solve problems associated with the conservation of biodiversity.
- Use of techniques to obtain, analyse and treat environmental information gathered from field work or in the laboratory.
- The ability to adopt structural and functional approaches to the management and restoration of ecosystems.
Access and admission
Applicant profile and access requirements
Recommended applicant profileThis master's degree is intended for applicants interested in ecology and the environment who have a degree in environmental sciences, biology, biosciences, marine sciences, geology, physics or chemistry or in chemical, forest, agricultural or civil engineering or related fields.
Access requirements and conditionsGeneral requirements
In accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/29 October 2007, students must hold one of the following qualifications to access university master's degree courses:
- An official Spanish degree.
- A degree issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area framework that authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue.
- A qualification from outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area. In this case, the qualification should be recognized as equivalent to an official Spanish degree. If it is not recognized, the University of Barcelona shall verify that it corresponds to a level of education that is equivalent to official Spanish degrees and that it authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue. Admission shall not, in any case, imply that prior qualifications have been recognized as equivalent to a Spanish master's degree and does not confer recognition for any purposes other than that of admission to the master's degree course.
Applications should hold one of the following official degree qualifications, or a direct equivalent issued outside Spain:
- Bachelor's degree in Biology
- Bachelor's degree in Environmental Biology
- Bachelor's degree in Environmental Sciences
- Bachelor's degree in Marine Sciences
- Bachelor's degree in Geology
- Bachelor's degree in Chemistry
- Llicenciatura degree in Biology
- Llicenciatura degree in Pharmacy
- Llicenciatura degree in Environmental Sciences
- Llicenciatura degree in Marine Sciences
- Llicenciatura degree in Geology
- Degree in Agricultural Engineering
- Degree in Forest Engineering
- Degree in Chemical Engineering
Calendar- First period: 1 February - 18 June 2023.
Notification of resolutions: 26 June.
- Pre-enrolment fee: A pre-enrolment fee of 30,21 euros is charged. Students who apply to more than one master's degree must pay the fee for each pre-enrolment request. Pre-enrolment requests cannot be processed until this fee has been paid.Fees will only be refunded if the master's degree in question is suspended.
- Reserved places: A maximum of 5% of the new places of the master's degree are reserved for students who meet the general and specific access requirements and accredit the recognition of a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%.
- Pre-enrolment application
- Photocopy of degree certificate or equivalent qualification. In case of admission, foreign degrees that require so should be translated and authenticated through diplomatic channels before completing the enrolment.
As a general rule, at the UB you will be required to enrol online. Remember that you can lose your place if you do not enrol on the day you have been assigned
- Documents required for enrolment
- Procedure to formalize enrolment
- Grants and financial aid (in Catalan)
- Economic information (in Catalan)
Subjects and course plans
Distribution of credits
|Compulsory final project||15|
List of subjects
List of spring and autumn teaching staff on a current course
Placements in a company or another type of organization are an integral part of university studies, providing first-hand experience of working methodologies in students' chosen professional fields. They offer invaluable practical experience for the transition into work after graduation.
Placements are supervised by tutors and subject to assessment. They are therefore included in the academic record. There is also an option to complete non-curricular placements of up to 500 hours, which can be extended to 900 hours. For both curricular and non-curricular placements, an educational cooperation agreement is signed between the UB and the company, institution or other organization at which the placement will be carried out.
What can you work on ?
Holders of the master's degree in Ecology, Environmental Management and Restoration will have the training to:
- carry out their professional activity in environmental consulting and civil engineering, specializing in drafting management plans and developing or executing environmental restoration projects;
- focus their professional activity on public administration departments with responsibilities for the management and conservation of natural spaces, and monitoring restoration work;
- work as specialists in the field of the environment in regional and local administrations;
- become independent professionals with specific expertise in environmental consulting, environmental diagnosis studies and project design for the management and restoration of natural spaces;
- continue their studies at doctoral level and pursue teaching and research careers in the field of ecology and environmental biology;
- carry out academic and research activities in the ecological study of populations, communities and ecosystems, at universities or research centres;
- carry out the role of a project manager in the monitoring and direction of research, development and innovation projects in the fields of ecology and environmental biology;
- work as specialists in the field of research, working with multidisciplinary teams from public and private entities that develop new environmental planning and management strategies, or that are researching new tools to address environmental degradation, and
- be disseminators of scientific and professional activity in areas of ecology, restoration and management of natural spaces.