MA in Ecology Field of Environmental Sciences


Program Description

The master programs organized in the field of "Environmental Science" are:

Sustainability of Socio-Ecological Systems

Integrated Natural Capital Management with subprograms:

  • Subprogram 1: Integrated Environmental Pollution Management
  • Subprogram 2: Integrated Natural Capital Management

Master's programs are the result of a new step of institutional integration and refinement and address challenges and requirements at global, European and national levels:

  • Development of ecosystem theory and practice on hierarchical organization of abiotic environment, biological and ecological diversity and socio-economic systems in Socio-Ecological Complexes (CSE).
  • Documenting, understanding and managing the "ecological crisis".
  • Accepting and promoting sustainable development models based on ecosystem theory, knowledge and practice in strategies and policies.
  • Reduction and control of greenhouse gas emissions, liquid phase pollutants and reuse or recycling of solid waste, ie neutralization or safe storage of hazardous chemicals.
  • Conservation / protection, sustainable use and bio-restoration and ecodesign as key measures to adapt to climate change and ensure ecological sustainability of the development of any socio-economic system.
  • Prioritize the transition from sectoral to ecosystem approach and from conventional management to ecosystem and adaptation management into global, EU, national, regional and local strategies and policies.
  • The necessity of complementing disciplinary training programs and projects (level 1) with interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary programs and projects (Level 2).
  • The need to develop human resources capable of using and / or developing inter and transdisciplinary knowledge, integrated management of pollution, natural capital and socio-ecological complexes.
  • Developing, adapting and streamlining the education, communication and information system of the public, decision-makers and managers on the complexity of interdependence relationships between nature / environment components and human society that condition the sustainability of development.

The position of the two inter and transdisciplinary master programs and their relations with the previous undergraduate programs and the postgraduate doctorate program are presented in Figure 1.

The program is open to graduates across the country from the fields of science, science, engineering, economics and social science.

The programs have as objectives:

  • Facilitating the approach, understanding and management of the complexity of interactions and interdependencies of variability and resilience within and between organized units of the environment / nature and human society (species, communities, ecosystems, socio-ecological complexes).
  • Stimulating the adoption by master program students of a way of analyzing, assessing and controlling the impact of socio-economic system pressure, particularly pollution, on natural capital components that maximize benefits and minimize costs in social, economic and environmental terms .
  • Develop students' ability to translate into practice the most valuable conceptual and analytical models for designing, developing, validating and monitoring the implementation of sustainable development strategies and programs.

Occupations / professional outlets concerned by academic and professional qualifications:

Academic Directorate: Higher Education and Research

Administrative headquarters: central government (ministries), local government: (municipalities, councils), decentralized units in the territory (agricultural directorates, environmental agencies, forestry departments, water management departments, cadastral offices, land organization, , the implementation of ecological reconstruction projects, the implementation of rural development projects, the administration of protected areas, the staff of protected areas and various economic agents)

Business Division: consulting, private enterprises

Communication: communication, media, NGO

Last updated Mar 2020

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