Objectives and interest of the MasterAgroecology, as a practical tool and as a scientific approach, addresses through its three dimensions (ecological-productive, socioeconomic and political-cultural) the various forms of transition towards more sustainable agri-food systems, from the farm to the forms of organization of consumption and public policies. The complex and transdisciplinary look are an essential part of Agroecology as a way of facing the problems of the agricultural sector, the rural environment and the consumption of healthy foods.
The understanding of ecological processes and the role of traditional and modern forms of sustainable agriculture, together with an understanding of the social and political processes of the organization of agri-food systems, are the basis for recognizing trends and accompanying processes of agroecological transition on different scales and from the three dimensions.
Who is the Master aimed at?The students that best suit this master's degree are the following:Graduates or Engineers in Agronomy or Agricultural Engineering
Graduates or Forestry Engineers or Forestry Technicians
Graduates or Graduates in Social and Cultural Anthropology
Graduates or Graduates in Biology
Graduates or Graduates in Geography and History
Graduates or Bachelor of Humanities
Graduates or Graduates in SociologyThe maximum number of students in the Master will be 40. The following criteria will be established for the priority of applications:Average grade of the academic record: 25%
Training in subjects related to the master's degree: 25%
Experience in subjects related to the master's degree: 25%
Research pre-project: 25%CurriculumThe student must take a total of 60 ECTS to obtain the title, on the subjects chosen in the following academic structure:Teacher training (45 ECTS)Mandatory modules:
* Virtual phase.Concept and principles of Agroecology.* Face-to-face phase:Sociological bases of Agroecology.
Ecological bases of Agroecology.
Agronomic bases of Agroecology. •
Agroecological methodologies I.
Agroecological methodologies II.
Design and evaluation of sustainable systems.
Ecological and sociocultural biodiversity.
Sustainable agri-food systems.Optional modules (to choose a subject in each of the two options):Option 1: Sustainable rural development / Public Policies for agrarian sustainability / Agroecological extension.
Option 2: Gender and Agroecology / Sustainable management of Mediterranean agroecosystems / Political agroecology: ethnicity, citizenship and democracy.Final Master's Project (15 ECTS)Faculty profileThe teaching team is made up of teachers and researchers of the highest international level in the field of Agroecology, making up a multidisciplinary team that attends to the different modules, transferring -in most cases- a transdisciplinary approach capable of covering a glance complex on the processes of agroecological transition from the farm to social processes.MethodologyThe master has a first virtual phase in which the basic concepts of introduction to Agroecology will be worked through readings, sharing through the virtual forums created for it.
The modules of the face-to-face phase are developed in the classroom, arising through lectures, discussions and group dynamics, promoting as much as possible dialogue and exchange between teachers and students. There are also field exits in some of the modules.
The evaluation of each module will be presented at the beginning of it, using various formats such as the individual written test based on the readings, the problem solving, the collective presentation of practices or the work developed in class.