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Master's Degree in Biotechnology Applied to the Conservation and Sustainable Management of Plant Resources

University of Oviedo
Program overview
1 year
Master's degree
Start dates
Oviedo
September 2020 
September 2021 
September 2022 

Program description

Master's Degree in Biotechnology Applied to the Conservation and Sustainable Management of Plant Resources

The objective of the Master is to train professionals and researchers in the field of Plant Biotechnology, providing the scientific basis and the essential biotechnological tools for the management and conservation of natural resources, the sustainable management of agroforestry systems and products, the production of quality plant and basic research and R + D + i, especially that aimed at increasing productivity and / or adaptation to climate change, including ethical and social repercussions, as well as basic training in legislative aspects and management of biotechnology companies.

The aim is to train trained professionals and researchers to work in R + D + i departments, or to create their own company with a biotechnological base, to develop a research activity in the field of plant biotechnology or to apply biotechnological techniques to conservation and management. sustainable resource.

Admission requirements

Any person who has an official Spanish university degree, or a degree issued by a higher education institution of the EHEA that empowers the country issuing the degree to access official master's degrees.Students with a foreign qualification (external to the EESS) can also take this Master's degree, which is homologated or not approved, provided that the level of training is equivalent to the degree titles and that it authorizes the issuing country to access official master's degrees.

The Master is aimed at university graduates in Biology and Biotechnology, as well as in other related qualifications, such as Forestry, Agronomists and Environmental Sciences, interested in acquiring training in the latest advances in Plant Biotechnology and its applications in the conservation and sustainable management of resources .

To be admitted to the Master, applicants must achieve a minimum score of 40 points.according to the following scale:

  1. Academic record: maximum 40 pts.
  2. Affinity of the degree with which it is accessed: maximum 20 pts.
  3. Related professional experience and stays in research centers: maximum 20 pts.
  4. Complementary training (other degrees, courses, languages ​​... etc.): maximum 10 pts.
  5. Scholarships obtained, congresses and articles published in scientific journals: maximum 10 pts.

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Program content

The curriculum is structured in 4 modules, consisting of compulsory and optional subjects with specific orientation, and the Final Master's Project.The student can freely configure the 9 credits of optionality, independently of the module to which the subjects offered belong.

Students can choose to obtain a double degree with a Master's degree in Forestry Science from the Universidad de Concepción (Chile), studying at the destination center 30 ECTS (including Master's Thesis) during the second semester, according to the conditions established in the corresponding specific agreement.

SUBJECTS

FIRST SEMESTER (30 ECTS credits)

MODULE 1: Biotechnological tools

COMPULSORY

  • Basic analytical techniques (4 ECTS)
  • Molecular techniques and genetic variability (4 ECTS)
  • Transcriptomics and proteomics (4 ECTS)
  • Epigenetics (3 ECTS)
  • In vitro culture of cells and tissues (4 ECTS)

MODULE 2: Conservation and management

COMPULSORY

  • Principles of conservation biology: criteria and applications (4 ECTS)
  • Management of biological resources and territorial planning (4 ECTS)

MODULE 3: Biotechnology and the environment

COMPULSORY

  • Ecophysiology: Compulsory (3 ECTS)

SECOND SEMESTER (18 ECTS credits)

MODULE 1: Biotechnological tools

COMPULSORY

  • Techniques of experimental design in biology (3 ECTS)

OPTIONAL

  • Bioinformatics (3 ECTS)

MODULE 2: Conservation and management

OPTIONAL

  • Plant diversity and conservation of germplasm (3 ECTS)
  • Plant management and production systems in nursery (3 ECTS) *

MODULE 3: Biotechnology and the environment

OPTIONAL

  • Interactions plant-microorganism (3 ECTS)
  • Bioremediation (3 ECTS)

MODULE 4: Professional competences

COMPULSORY

  • Projects, reports, dissemination and protection of results (3 ECTS)
  • Creation of biotechnology-based companies (3 ECTS)

OPTIONAL

  • Bioethics (3 ECTS) *
  • External internships (6 ECTS)

FINAL MASTER WORK (12 ECTS)

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University of Oviedo

University of Oviedo

The University of Oviedo is a public institution of higher education and research in the Principality of Asturias. With over 400 years of history, it offers a full range of undergraduate degrees adapted to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA)...


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University of Oviedo

Calle San Francisco 1
33003 Oviedo
Spain

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