Master in Applied Ecology

Universidade de Aveiro
2 years
Master's degree
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About this program

Master in Applied Ecology

Applied ecology is a crucial aspect of knowledge in today's world, taking into account one of the main challenges facing Man today: global changes and the consequent loss of biodiversity in ecosystems. In this way, it is intended with this Master in Applied Ecology that the student acquires an in-depth and specialized understanding of the main ecological processes, the issues related to the loss and management of Biodiversity, as well as its importance, including the interactions between the different components, biotic and abiotic, of the Ecosystems themselves. To this end, this Master offers a set of 6 Curricular Units of mandatory choice and 5 Curricular Units of flexible choice (Free Option I to V): this will allow for solid training in precise and essential tools for the analysis, management and conservation of biodiversity, namely experimental planning and ecological data analysis, not only of wild and urban biological resources, but also competences in science communication and learning outcomes; on the other hand, the flexibility of the study plan will allow each student to adapt their curriculum to their training interests, choosing areas such as bio-entrepreneurship or management or any other area offered to the 2nd cycle of studies by the University of Aveiro. The Curricular Unit Dissertation/Project/Internship will deal with an original theme in the area of ??applied ecology, at the student's choice, which may take the form of an internship in another external entity, namely companies, nationally or internationally, with whom the UA establishes collaboration protocols.

Admission requirements

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website

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Program content

Year 1

1st Semester

  • Quantitative Ecology of Populations
  • Biodiversity And Ecology
  • Experimental Planning and Biological Data Analysis

2nd Semester

  • Management And Conservation Of Forestry Resources
  • Urban Ecology

Year 2

  • Dissertation / Project / Internship
  • Transferable Skills in Life Sciences

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.


  • Tuition fees 2022/2023: 1000€€/year
  • International tuition fees 2022/2023: 5500€€ /year

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Universidade de Aveiro

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  • Teaching and research experiences of excellence: here in Aveiro, you will find some of the best teachers, known internationally for their field work, investigation methods and results and 20 research centers evaluated with incredible remark.
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  • Academic support: Universidade de Aveiro offers to its international students’ programs that allow them to get familiar with Portuguese language or level their knowledge on core subjects like Mathematics.
  • International cooperation and mobility: While studying in Aveiro, you can take advantage of numerous mobility programs that will take your education experience to a whole different level, while living in a new country, meeting new people and learning new skills. Universidade de Aveiro also has cooperation agreements with hundreds of international institutions.
  • Young and vibrant city: A medium sized city, with a low cost of life, capable of combining both amazing natural places, such as beaches, mountains and rivers and, at the same time, renowned innovation & tech events, projects and centers.

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Universidade de Aveiro

Campus Universitário de Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro

Phone no: +351+351 234 370 200

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