Title name: Master's Degree in Marine Biology
Branch of knowledge: Sciences
Center where it is taught: Faculty of Biology Rúa Lope Gómez de Marzoa, s / n. South campus. 15782 Santiago de Compostela
Date of authorization for the implementation of the title by the Xunta de Galicia: 245/2011 of December 15 (DOG of 01/03/2012)
Date of publication in the BOE: 05/28/2012
Date of the last accreditation: 07/26/2011
Responsible for the title:
Title coordinator: Dominguez Conde, Jesus
Teaching conditions:Offer periodicity: Annual
Type of teaching: Face-to-face
Study regime: full tempo / partial tempo
Languages of use: Spanish GalicianInteruniversity degree:
Coordinating University:University of VigoParticipating universities:University of A Coruña
University of Santiago de CompostelagoalsGeneral objectives of the degree:
The special link between the Autonomous Community of Galicia and the marine environment requires the training of specialists who can take charge of the evaluation, management and correct assessment of the diversity and marine resources of a given geographical area, guaranteeing their conservation within the framework current legal. Likewise, it is equally essential to train personnel dedicated to developing teaching and research tasks in the field of marine biology.
Specific objectives of the degree:To provide students with the latest and newest techniques and tools to design and execute experimental work, as well as to analyze, and evaluate theoretical and practical problems related to the field of marine biology.
Train them in skills and competencies that allow their integration into R & D & I departments or research centers of other public and personal institutions.
Provide them with the fundamental knowledge in the sustainable management of marine resources.
Provide them with general complementary tools that will be useful in the future in other biological and biotechnological areas related to the conservation and management of the marine environment.Achieving these goals involves gaining a series of knowledge and acquiring a series of skills and abilities. Among the knowledge that students can acquire in this program, those about:Organization, structure, functioning and study methods of marine organisms and ecosystems.
Evaluation and study methods of polluting processes and other aggressions to the marine environment.
Response of marine ecosystems to anthropogenic activity.
Molecular analysis techniques and their applications in aquaculture, fisheries, traceability, conservation and evolution.The abilities and skills that students will be able to acquire will be diverse. In general, it can be highlighted that they will receive instruction on:Search and use of scientific-technical bibliography.
Management of basic software for data analysis and process evaluation.
Handling of instruments for the sampling of natural communities and quantification of environmental variables. Application of statistical data processing techniques.
Drafting and preparation of technical reports and scientific articles.
Undertaking of initiatives and decision-making related to environmental impacts on marine ecosystems.General CompetencesDevelopment of comprehensive, analysis and synthesis capacities.
Use of scientific criteria and methods in posing and solving problems.
Capacity building to apply knowledge to new environments, especially in multidisciplinary contexts.
Development of teamwork skills.
Search, analysis and integration of information from different sources and capacity for its interpretation and evaluation.
Learning of various techniques and analytical methods both in the natural environment and in the laboratory.
Development of skills in the management and treatment of tools, mathematics, statistics and computer science.
Development of the ability to prepare, present and defend technical papers and reports.CurriculumCredit transfer and recognition:
Recognition of credits: consists of the acceptance by a university of the credits that were obtained in an official education, in the same or in another university, and that are computed in other different teachings for the purposes of obtaining an official degree.
Transfer of credits: implies that in the official academic documents accrediting the successive teachings for each student, the totality of the credits obtained in official teachings taken previously, in the same or in another university, that have not led to the obtaining of an official title.SaidasThere is a need for professionals trained in marine biology both for the regional administration, local administrations, fishermen and shellfish associations, as well as for risk and environmental impact assessment companies, etc. The training of specialists is required who can take charge of the evaluation, management and correct assessment of the diversity and marine resources of a given geographical area, guaranteeing their conservation within the current legal framework. Likewise, it is equally essential to train personnel dedicated to developing teaching and research tasks in the field of marine biology.