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Natural Systems Management

Vilnius University
2 years
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Šiauliai
English
Vilnius University

About this program

Natural Systems Management

This program provides the latest theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of ecology for successful preservation and recovery of our natural and semi-natural ecosystems. Students learn to assess the balance of terrestrial ecosystems and propose decisions enabling sustainability. They will develop competences in relation to the use of inland waterways and terrestrial natural resources. This will include the possibility of ecological communities able to adapt to the changing climate and environmental conditions. Graduates of the program will be able to organise and carry out research, and provide consultancy, when the impact of globalisation on biological diversity and human health has to be evaluated and action is required in the area of ecology in terms of practical applications and/or research.

This program is taught at 90 Vytauto St., LT-76352 Šiauliai, Lithuania

Admission requirements

  • University Bachelor degree in the fields of Life Sciences and Physical Sciences
  • In case Bachelor degree is in different fields from the mentioned above, students will be asked to take bridge courses and pass the following exams: Molecular Biology of Cell, Physiology of Plants and Animals, Biological Resources, Meteorology and Climatology, Hydrology
  • English language proficiency - the level not lower than B2 (following the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

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


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Program content

1 semester

  • Statistical Evaluation and Modelling of Ecological Data
  • Methodology of Ecology Research
  • Policy of Environmental Quality
  • Wildlife Resource Management

2 semester

  • Environmental Project Preparation and Management
  • Modern Assessment of the Anthropogenic Loads
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Climate Change Impact Evaluation

3 semester

  • Natural Environment and Globalization
  • Research Work

4 semester

  • Master’s Final Thesis

Scholarships & funding

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

Tuition

The tuition fee for this program is €4916 per year.

Qualification

Credit points: 120 ECTS

Qualification awarded: Master of Life Sciences

Career paths

  • Careers in organisations operating in the area of ecology. You will gain the knowledge and skills necessary for work in foreign and Lithuanian institutions and organisations that take care of the quality of the environment and protect natural resources.
  • Environmental expert. This education will enable you to take the position of an expert or controller in the area of environmental protection.
  • Jobs in business institutions. You will have the qualification required for working in companies involved in the restoration of damaged natural systems or promoting responsible trade.

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Vilnius University

Established in 1579, Vilnius University is Lithuania’s leading academic institution, ranking in the top 20 universities in the region (Emerging Europe & Central Asia QS University Rankings 2021). More than 21,000 students are currently studying on over 70 bachelors and...


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Why study at Vilnius University

  • Vilnius is one of the top 100 cities according to QS Best Student Cities 
  • Vilnius University is number 1 in Lithuania.
  • Vilnius University is a leading higher education institution in student involvement in scientific work.

Contact info

Vilnius University

3 Universiteto St.
LT-01513 Vilnius
Lithuania

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