Master in Advanced Studies in Flora and Fauna


Program Description


We offer advanced training in the study and identification of plants, animals and fungi, as well as in the analysis of their habitat and distribution and of the different environmental applications that derive from their knowledge.

Aimed at graduates in Life Sciences (mainly Biology, Environmental Sciences, Biotechnology and Veterinary), related Engineering (Forestry, Agro-environmental, etc.) and other related degrees (Geography, etc.)

If you are interested in learning to

  • Identify and catalog animal and plant species, as well as fungi and lichens at an advanced level.
  • Work properly in a biological laboratory, handling specialized techniques for preparing material for study and conservation.
  • Know the diversity of pollens and spores and their applications.
  • Know the diversity, habitats and distribution patterns of the mainly Iberian fauna and flora.
  • Acquire an adequate development of nature's interpretation capabilities linked to the world of botany and zoology, as well as the practical applications that derive from this knowledge in fields such as management, management, conservation and restoration of the natural environment.

What we offer you

  • Strongly applied approach, with an important field and laboratory work.
  • Training with practical application in various fields.
  • Participation in mobility programs.
  • Access to an important collection of botanical and zoological material (Herbarium LEB and CZULE).
  • Wide diversity of thematic areas for the development of the Master's Thesis.

Professional outings

Restoration of the natural environment.

  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Natural environment management.
  • Planning of the territory.
  • Public health (toxicology, allergology).
  • Research activity.
  • Professional activity in natural spaces, museums and other centers dedicated to the conservation and knowledge of the natural environment and the diversity of life.



CB6 - Possess and understand knowledge that provides a basis or opportunity to be original in the development and / or application of ideas, often in a research context.

CB7 - That the students know how to apply the acquired knowledge and their ability to solve problems in new or little-known environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their area of study.

CB8 - That students are able to integrate knowledge and face the complexity of making judgments based on information that, being incomplete or limited, includes reflections on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments.

CB9 - That the students know how to communicate their conclusions, and the ultimate knowledge and reasons that support them, to specialized and non-specialized audiences in a clear and unambiguous way.

CB10 - That students possess the learning skills that allow them to continue studying in a way that will be largely self-directed or autonomous.


1 - That the student is able to apply the acquired knowledge, demonstrating their mastery through the elaboration and defense of arguments and the resolution of problems.

2 - That the student is able to face new situations that involve the use of acquired knowledge, thus enhancing their autonomous learning.

3 - That the student has the capacity to gather and interpret relevant data to make judgments that include a reflection on scientific topics.

4 - That the students have developed those learning skills necessary to undertake further studies with a high degree of autonomy.

5 - That students can transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to both a specialized and non-specialized public.

Last updated Mar 2020

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