The main goal of the ECT+ EMJMD program is the formation of post-graduates in the knowledge developed in toxicology, ecotoxicology, and chemistry for generating high-level technologists and scientists devoted to the scientifically based protection of the environment. By addressing emerging One-Health concepts and paradigms, the program will provide students the scientific basis required for covering the goals of the new European policies. In its entirety, ECT+ EMJMD faces up to key scientific and technological challenges recognized as a priority by the European institutions and combines a fully innovative scientific approach with the direct application of the results for protecting human health and the environment.
ECT+ is an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree. This multidisciplinary and international program provides postgraduate training in the fields of ecotoxicology, toxicology and environmental chemistry, with innovative practical components.
The program focuses on understanding interactions between chemical pollution, the contamination of living organisms and ecosystem disturbances. It also specializes in environmental health risk management, in relation to the use and disposal of chemicals in a scenario of global change.
Students benefit from advanced knowledge in a variety of disciplines such as analytical and environmental chemistry, ecotoxicology, cellular and molecular biology, global chemical issues, ecology, ecosystem health assessment, environmental policies and risk management, in accordance with European treaties, conventions and directives.
Knowledge and skills
Students follow a joint program, combining different disciplines that can be studied at each of the 6 partner universities. They may further tailor their study program by choosing between alternative mobility pathways that provide six career profiles:
Aquatic contamination and toxicology
Soil contamination and toxicology
Arctic contamination and toxicology
Water quality and wastewater contamination
Environmental analytical chemistry
Environmental risk assessment
Student mobility is compulsory. Each student must enroll at three of the six partner universities.
semester 1 - Fundamentals in ECT (30.0 crédits ECTS)
Courses offer at UPPA
Ecotoxicology (5.0 crédits ECTS)
Ecology (6.0 crédits ECTS)
Hydrology, water cycle and global change (4.0 crédits ECTS)
Metrology of aquatic systems (6.0 crédits ECTS)
Monitoring networks (4.0 crédits ECTS)
Univariate and multivariate analysis (5.0 crédits ECTS)
Semester 2 - Advanced and applied ECT (30.0 crédits ECTS)
Courses to be followed at: NTNU, EHU or UPO
Environmental and analytical chemistry
Ecology assessment and ecosystem management
EU case issues
semester 3 - Careers in ECT (30.0 crédits ECTS)
Courses to be followed at: EHU
Research in ECT
Environmental pollution risk management
Semester 4 - MSC theses research (To be followed at all partners) (30.0 crédits ECTS)
Prospects for employment or further study
Graduates will be prepared for leadership roles concerning the environment and within various sectors such as research, environmental protection and management, chemical industries, non-governmental organizations and all levels of governing bodies from local to global.
Career profiles include managers, planners, policy makers, researchers or advisors who can make a difference in environmental management and the chemical industry.
Erasmus Mundus scholarships: November 2020 - February 28th 2021
Self-funded students: April - May 31st 2021
For further information:
Do contact the Erasmus Mundus coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org