Ecology and Natural Resource Management
UMB offers a two-year degree in Ecology (Master of Science), with specialization in General Ecology or Tropical Ecology and Management of Natural Resources. Application deadline for the academic year 2013/2014 is December 1st 2012.
Tropical Ecology and Management of Natural Resources
This specialization provides you with an advanced understanding of tropical ecosystems. You will learn how to apply this knowledge in management and conservation of natural resources and biodiversity.
In General Ecology you focus on behavior and population ecology, pollination and reproductive biology, plant ecophysiology, ecological entomology, plant systematics or molecular evolution and genetics. The teaching
will require interactive participation of the students through presentations, case studies, short thematic reviews, term papers and discussion sessions. Courses offered at the department
This program provides a cross-cultural environment, and you will get classmates from all over the world.
The duration of the study
Student during field work
is 2 years starting in August. One year consists of course work, and one year is set aside for individual research projects. Field data are collected in some of the most spectacular wildlife areas in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The research project will lead to a Master’s thesis.
This Master’s program provides you with the competence to tackle the many theoretical and practical problems involved in natural resource management. You may work in advisory or managerial positions within natural resource management. The opportunities include jobs in protected areas in Africa, Asia or Latin America, positions in ministries and regional and local offices, NGOs, consultancies, teaching, or working as wildlife managers, planners and conservationists. Study plan
The applicants must have obtained a Bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent, in natural sciences. (E.g. biology, ecology, agricultural or environmental sciences) with basic knowledge in statistics/research methods. For more information
• Information about application and general questions about the study: Student Information Office, phone: + 47 64 96 61 00.
• More information about the content of the study: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Application form
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