Master in Marine Conservation

General

Program Description

Professional Opportunities


The profile of graduates will be that of specialists in Research and Management of Marine Conservation.

Professional opportunities related to the conservation and exploitation of marine resources, including land planning and natural areas management, aquaculture, ecological tourism and others.


Syllabus

Knowledge module

It consists of 7 face-to-face courses - 3 credits. The student must complete a minimum of 9 credits corresponding to the 3 compulsory courses, up to a maximum of 21 credits.

1st Semester

Compulsory:

  • Genetic Biodiversity:: 3 ECTS
  • Biodiversity of trophic marine networks: 3 ECTS
  • Global change: 3 ECTS

Elective:

  • Biological invasions: 3 ECTS
  • Protected marine areas 1 Elective: 3 ECTS
  • Evolution and biogeography of marine organisms: 3 ECTS
  • Aquaculture: 3 ECTS

Tools module

It consists of 7 face-to-face courses - 3 credits. The student must complete a minimum of 9 credits corresponding to the 3 compulsory courses, up to a maximum of 21 credits.

1st Semester

Compulsory:

  • Molecular techniques and their application: 3 ECTS
  • Impact detection and evaluation: 3 ECTS
  • Coastal areas resource management: 3 ECTS

Elective:

  • Geographic information systems and remote sensing: 3 ECTS
  • Ecological modeling: 3 ECTS
  • Legal and economic aspects of marine resources: 3 ECTS
  • Population biology applied to conservation: 3 ECTS

Internships module

2nd Semester

Compulsory:

  • Internships in companies: 18 ECTS

Master's thesis

2nd Semester

Compulsory:

  • Master's Thesis: 12 ECTS


Access Requirements

Any person who has an official Spanish university degree, or a degree issued by a higher education institution of the EHEA that empowers the country issuing the degree to access official master's degrees. Students with a foreign qualification (external to the EESS) can also take this Master's degree, which is homologated or not approved, provided that the level of training is equivalent to the degree titles and that it authorizes the issuing country to access official master's degrees.

The Master is aimed at students with a Bachelor's Degree or Degree in Biology, Biotechnology, Environmental Sciences, Marine Sciences, Chemistry or Geology. For students who do not have this profile, postgraduate studies in the disciplines mentioned will be evaluated.

Modality: Attendance required

Schedule: Monday to Friday, morning classes (9:00-14:00) and evening classes (15:00-20:00), plus fieldwork. Two-week courses.

Teaching Center: Faculty of Biology, International Masters room building (ground floor)

Last updated May 2018

About the School

The University of Oviedo is a public institution of higher education and research in the Principality of Asturias. With over 400 years of history, it offers a full range of undergraduate degrees adapt ... Read More

The University of Oviedo is a public institution of higher education and research in the Principality of Asturias. With over 400 years of history, it offers a full range of undergraduate degrees adapted to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) in all branches of knowledge and postgraduate degree programmes in collaboration with national and international universities and more than 250 companies. Read less