Master degree in Terrestrial Biodiversity: Characterisation, conservation and management

2021/2022 · 90 credits

What you learn

The compulsory subjects aim to provide the student with the basic tools needed by a professional in the field of terrestrial biodiversity, from different methods of field sampling to computer tools, data analyses or geographic information systems. The optional subjects allow the student to complete their specialized training in techniques of characterization of the environment, or to focus on aspects of nature conservation or natural environment management.

Professional and academic career

Professional and academic career

The future graduates will have an academic profile that will allow them to access positions related to the study and management of biodiversity, such as environmental consulting, positions of responsibility for the environment in administrations, or environmental dissemination among others.

Planning for teaching

Study structure

The masters are organized by modules. Click on a module for more information.

  Guide Type QTR. credits
Environmental Impact Assessment Optional 1st 3 ECTS
Socioeconomical Aspects of Biodiversity Optional 1st 3 ECTS
Environmental Laws Optional 1st 3 ECTS
Enterprising and Innovation Optional 1st 3 ECTS
Environmental Education and Dissemination Optional 1st 3 ECTS
Planning and Management for Nature Reserves Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
Global change Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Work Placement Compulsory 1st 12 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Master's Dissertation Compulsory 2nd 9 ECTS

 BOE with syllabus (PDF)


The study is taught by the following teachers:

The masters are organized by modules. Click on a module for more information.

Student mobility

UDC holds student mobility agreements with universities and other third-level institutions across four continents. Students are offered several opportunities each year to apply to study abroad in one of these centres (for a single term or for a whole year), with the guarantee that all credits obtained will be duly recognised in their academic record upon their return.

For each round of applications, the University publishes the list of exchange options available to students and, where relevant, the specific conditions associated with each. Students may also apply to the University for funding for international work experience placements and internships.

Work experience placements are accredited in the student's academic record and the European diploma supplement. Students are free to decide in which host company or academic institution within the EHEA they wish to carry out their placement. To assist them in their search, the University has created an online noticeboard with jobs postings and other news.

Work-study placements in A Coruña are arranged by the International Relations Office (ORI) of the UDC in collaboration with the international relations coordinators in the student’s home university. The general entry criteria, rights and obligations of students, and admission and acceptance procedures for the programme, are regulated by the UDC Mobility Policy.