Ecology and the Environment, Master's Programme, 120 credits

Master

En Linköping (Sweden)

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Descripción

  • Tipología

    Master

  • Lugar

    Linköping (Sweden)

  • Duración

    4

  • Inicio

    30/08/2021

By applying ecological theories and quantitative methods, you will learn how to identify crop management strategies for biological control, evaluate the preservation status of nature reserves, and analyse regional ecosystem services and how they interplay with social and economic systems.

Collaborative research
Ecology courses at LiU have a research perspective and are based on cases where you work closely with fellow students, teachers, and researchers in a collaborative atmosphere. As a student, you take part in outstanding research in, for example, conservation ecology and sustainable development. You will sharpen your skills in experimental design, theoretical thinking, modelling, systems analysis, and scientific communication.

Internship and one-year thesis
During a six-week internship and in your one-year thesis project, you will have the opportunity to go deeper into areas of your interest and to establish a professional network for your future working life. Possible thesis subjects include biodiversity, species interaction in food webs, and nutrient cycling.

Información importante

¿Qué objetivos tiene esta formación?: The Master’s programme in Ecology and the Environment aims to provide the students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for a professional in the field or for further postgraduate studies. The programme meets both national and international needs from universities, industry and society in general. The education intends to provide an in-depth knowledge in ecology and its applications in nature conservation and environmental management.

Students graduating from the Master's programme in Ecology and the Environment shall:

be well prepared for advanced scientific communication with different target groups.
be able to contribute to a sustainable development of society.
be well prepared for further postgraduate studies, but also for advanced positions in the national or international labour market.

¿Esta formación es para mí?: As a graduate, you can work with environmental and nature conservation issues such as the management of ecosystems, ecological communities, and populations to conserve life on land and below water. You may find employment with consultancy firms, government agencies, forestry companies, or international environmental organisations. You will also be well prepared for further postgraduate studies towards a doctoral degree.

Requisitos: Bachelor's degree with a major in the field of biology. The Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) shall be from an internationally recognised university. 5 ECTS credits in the field of ecology English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B). This is normally attested by means of an internationally recognised test. (Exemption from Swedish)

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Materias

  • Ecology
  • Project
  • Systems
  • Communication Training
  • Conservation
  • Economic
  • Systems thinking
  • Ecological
  • Societal
  • Societal and economic
  • Ecological knowledge

Programa académico

Content

The introductory courses on the program concern ecological method and theory as well as modeling and analysis of ecological systems. In later courses, ecological knowledge and systems thinking are linked to societal and economic requirements for a sustainable development. The content ranges from developing innovative, ecologically sustainable production systems to deciding how a tropical ecosystem can be preserved (with the opportunity to, at the student’s own expense, study parts of a course in a tropical country).

The Master thesis can be carried out at the university or in cooperation with companies or local authorities and is regarded as a good introduction to further studies at postgraduate level.

The programme ends with the course Communicating Science where the students use their master thesis to develop their skills in oral and written communication to different target groups. 

The curriculum specifies which courses are given and when they are given, and during which semester the course is recommended to be taken. Each course is presented in a syllabus, where the course's objectives and content and the special prerequisites required to qualify for the course are described. 

Semester 1 (Autumn 2021)

Period 1

  • Methods in Ecology
  • Population Ecology: Theories and Applications
Period 2
  • Modelling of Biological Systems
  • Ecosystem services in CSR and conservation

Semester 2 (Spring 2022)

Preliminary courses

Period 1

  • Ecological Applications in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
  • Case studies in conservation and sustainable development


Period 2

  • Internship in Ecology
  • Degree project - Master’s Thesis

Semester 3 (Autumn 2022)

Preliminary courses

Period 1

  • Degree project - Master’s Thesis
  • Degree project - Master’s Thesis

Period 2

  • Degree project - Master’s Thesis
  • Degree project - Master’s Thesis
  • Degree project - Master’s Thesis

Semester 4 (Spring 2023)

Preliminary courses

Period 1

  • Degree project - Master’s Thesis
  • Degree project - Master’s Thesis
  • Degree project - Master’s Thesis

Period 2

  • Communicating Science
  • Degree project - Master’s Thesis
  • Degree project - Master’s Thesis
  • Degree project - Master’s Thesis

Ecology and the Environment, Master's Programme, 120 credits

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