Master's Degree in Advanced Paleontology (jointly with UAH)

General

Read more about this program on the school's website

Program Description

  • Type of education: Face-to-face.
  • Number of new entry places offered: 25
  • Total credits: 60
  • Languages taught: Spanish.
  • Guide price: € 45.02 per credit.
  • Master's Scholarship: see relevant information here .

goals

The main objectives set out in this Master's Degree can be summarized in the following aspects:

  • Deepen the knowledge of the fossil record.
  • Know the main techniques and methods used in the study of fossils, both for applied purposes and in the field of research.
  • Know the legislation in the autonomous communities in relation to the paleontological heritage and its management.
  • To become familiar with the applied aspects related to paleontology both in the professional field, as well as the researcher and academic.

Academic year 2020-21

Course 1

Code

Subject

Character

Credits

Offered

608943

Sedimentary Environments and Biosedimentation

Compulsory

4.5

Yes

608946

Vertebrate Evolution

Compulsory

6.0

Yes

608944

Applied Micropaleontology

Compulsory

4.5

Yes

608940

Paleontological Data Sampling and Analysis

Compulsory

3.0

Yes

608945

Origin and Diversification of Invertebrates

Compulsory

4.5

Yes

608947

Paleobotany and Palinology

Compulsory

3.0

Yes

608942

Paleoecology of Continental Environments and Paleoclimatology

Compulsory

4.5

Yes

608950

Paleontology in Civil Works

Compulsory

3.0

Yes

608948

Human and Quaternary Paleontology

Compulsory

4.5

Yes

608949

Paleontological Heritage and Paleontological Materials Management

Compulsory

3.0

Yes

608951

Practices

Compulsory

3.0

Yes

608941

Taphonomy and Biochronology

Compulsory

4.5

Yes

608952

Master's Thesis

Final Master's Project

12.0

Yes

Recipients

Graduates in Geology, Geological Engineering, Biology, Geography, History, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences / Engineering, Mining Engineering, Land Engineering, etc., and other higher qualifications that include topics related to Paleontology.

Why study this master?

Knowledge of the fossil record provides a very important tool to study the history and evolution of Earth and Life. More specifically, fossils provide fundamental data for determining the age of rocks, reconstructing the arrangement of continents and oceans throughout Earth's history. They also allow us to infer the physical characteristics of past environments and how they influenced the structure and diversity of ecosystems over time. This Master offers advanced training in Paleontology, providing the student with a deep knowledge of the fossil record and the modern methods used for its analysis, thereby acquiring adequate preparation to face the tasks that paleontologists carry out in the professional field. For example, the necessary knowledge is acquired to work in consulting companies related to civil works, learning to carry out cartography and valuation of the fossil record, to manage and disseminate paleontological heritage in geoparks, museums and public administration, in addition to obtaining the necessary training to address the professional career of paleontologist in the academic and research fields.

Admission requirements for masters

Non-enabling university masters

  • Be in possession of any of the following titles:
    • Spanish official university degree .
    • Title issued by an institution of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and empowering in the country of issue for access to Master's education.
    • Title of educational systems outside the EHEA that empowers in the country of issuance for access to Master's education, homologated or declared equivalent to the degree and academic level of Degree or Degree by the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training . In case of lacking the mentioned homologation or equivalency, it will be necessary to have authorization or access permission granted by this University.
  • Or be carrying out during the course in which you pre-enroll studies leading to the obtaining of any of the previous degrees and be in a position to prove the obtaining of the same before September 30, 2020 .
  • In addition, students from foreign educational systems, whose mother tongue is different from Spanish, must prove level B2 of the Spanish language (or higher) .
  • Specific requirements that any of the requested masters may have. You can consult it by accessing the website of the Master itself.
Last updated Apr 2020

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