Participating Universities/Organizations: Rey Juan Carlos University, GBIFSpain (CSIC) Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid (CSIC), National Museum of Natural Sciences (CSIC), Ferrovial, OHL. Location: Mostoles Campus
Modality: Onsite Title code: 6231 Orientation: Academic
Number of ECTS Credits: 60 ECTS Duration of the Master: an academic year
Public prices: See table
Academic Calendar Schedule Examinations Teaching Guides Adaptations table Faculty
Director of the Master: Mrs. Look Arantzazu López de Luzuriaga Gamboa. Phone: 91 488 7173
University master's information: Phone: 91 665 5060 Inquiries Mailbox.
Student attention: Student Help Box Suggestions and complaints box
What knowledge will I acquire with this Master?
The proposal of the Master's Degree in Biological Diversity Characterization and Conservation Techniques is fundamentally aimed at providing the necessary tools and techniques for the development of research and professional activities in the field of Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation.
Regarding the contents, it has 4 modules: a module of METHODOLOGICAL BASES (scientific writing, field sampling, experimental design, modeling, spatial analysis), another second of BIODIVERSITY (of aquatic invertebrates, lichens, bryophytes, birds and other taxonomic groups, which also includes a subject on Phylogeny and Systematics), a third module on ECOLOGICAL PROCESSES (community assembly, plant-animal interactions, micro-macro evolution, biology of global change, genetic restitution of populations, ecotoxicology), and a fourth module to train students for work in COMPANIES (restoration of ecosystems, entrepreneurship, economics of ecosystems).
Is this degree official according to the regulations required by the European Higher Education Area?
Yes (final verification report is attached), starting the first course in the academic year 2010-11. As an OFFICIAL degree, it is valid throughout the European Higher Education Area, and can be validated in countries outside this area.
Final verification report turned out FAVORABLE
Favorable report first modification
Favorable report second modification
Is it necessary to pass an access test?
It is not necessary.
What is the minimum number of credits for which I can enroll?
You can see it in the rules of permanence in this link
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Students who have possession of an official Spanish university degree or another issued by a higher education institution of the European Higher Education Area that authorizes access to Master's degrees in the country that issued the degree.
The Master's Degree in Conservation Techniques for Biodiversity and Ecology aims to provide students with the methodologies and tools necessary for the development of research and professional activity in the field of characterization and conservation of Biodiversity and Ecology. These methodologies are grouped into several categories: general methodologies for scientific and technical report writing, sampling and monitoring systems, and advanced design of experiments; methodologies for statistical and mathematical analysis of data, in particular for spatial analysis and modelling; molecular biology and genetic techniques applied to conservation; methods of analysis and development of models in populations and communities; methodologies and tools for the characterization of environmental quality and the determination and mitigation of stress on individuals, populations, communities and ecosystems; scientific knowledge on natural capital and ecosystem services; foundations of ecological restoration; and initiation to business entrepreneurship. In this way, the student is provided with a postgraduate academic specialization of excellent scientific and technical quality that allows him to stand out in the professional field of Ecology and Biodiversity conservation.
- CB6 - Possess and understand knowledge that provides a basis or opportunity to be original in the development and/or application of ideas, often in a research context
- CB7 - That students know how to apply the knowledge acquired and their ability to solve problems in new or little-known environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their area of study
- CB8 - That students are able to integrate knowledge and face the complexity of formulating judgments based on information that, being incomplete or limited, includes reflections on the social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments
- CB9 - That students know how to communicate their conclusions and the knowledge and ultimate reasons that support them to specialized and non-specialized audiences in a clear and unambiguous way
- CB10 - That students have the learning skills that allow them to continue studying in a way that will be largely self-directed or autonomous
- CG01 - Analyze, synthesize and summarize different sources of information on biological diversity critically
- CG02 - Manage information on the characterization and conservation of biological diversity
- CG03 - Apply the knowledge acquired on the characterization and conservation of biological diversity
- CG04 - Understand and solve the complex and multidimensional problems inherent to biological diversity
- CG05 - Organize and plan activities related to the characterization and conservation of biological diversity
- CG06 - Prepare, process, interpret and present data using qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques
- CG07 - Understand the importance of clearly transmitting the results of scientific research
- CG08 - Understand the formal procedure and the logic of experimentation
- CG09 - Manage scientific bibliography as a documentation method
- CG10 - Write manuscripts in a suitable format for submission
- CG11 - Clearly present your work orally before a specialized audience (congresses, seminars)
- CG12 - Critically evaluate the experimental designs of works published in scientific articles
- CG13 - Evaluate a model with empirical data and obtain emerging properties that serve to explore new hypotheses
- CG14 - Understand the theoretical-practical principles of the entrepreneurial process
- CT01 - Use a foreign language as a means of oral or written communication
- CT02 - Identify personal efficacy as an individual and as a member of a team
- CT03 - Develop skills in interpersonal relationships
- CT04 - Recognize diversity and multiculturalism
- CT05 - Develop ethical commitment
- CT06 - Understand the language and proposals of other specialists
- CT07 - Develop research skills
- CT08 - Develop motivation for achievement and quality
- CT09 - Acquire sensitivity towards environmental issues
- CE01 - Understand the methodological basis of sampling and the differences in sampling depending on the organisms and the environment
- CE02 - Understand the main techniques for the analysis of spatially explicit ecological data, as well as their applications in the field of characterization and conservation of biological diversity
- CE03 - Design your own sampling and address the planning of an experiment to test certain hypotheses
- CE04 - Perform statistical analysis for biological data of various kinds: from an experiment, spatially explicit data, biotic inventories of communities
- CE05 - Understand the formal procedure for designing mathematical models
- CE06 - Manage basic bioinformatics tools in the field of Molecular Biology
- CE07 - Use the main genetic parameters applicable in Conservation Biology in real practical cases
- CE08 - Diagnose and design a monitoring plan for the conservation status of biological communities, through the study of their composition and species richness
- CE09 - Evaluate the completeness or incompleteness of a biotic inventory using objective techniques
- CE10 - Know field sampling techniques and know how, when and where they should be applied
- CE11 - Design, execute and interpret environmental quality analyzes using aquatic invertebrate communities
- CE12 - Critically assess the degree of threat to populations, species and spaces
- CE13 - Know the bases and understand the main methods of phylogenetic inference and its application to the characterization of biodiversity and its conservation
- CE14 - Prepare high quality technical reports with the application of scientific criteria
- CE15 - Obtain robust and precise conclusions on the assessment of the state of conservation of ecosystems for technical applications in companies and public or private environmental management organizations, based on the legal regulatory framework
- CE16 - Know, based on solid scientific knowledge, the Biodiversity and Natural Capital of a scenario, and the Ecosystem Services it provides to society
- CE17 - Assess Natural Capital before and after a business/industrial action using rigorous Environmental Impact Study and Assessment procedures
- CE18 - Know the implications for business and industrial activity of environmental conservation
- CE19 - Know the Ecological Restoration techniques after a performance
- CE20 -Know rigorous procedures for the evaluation and monitoring of the effects of a Restoration action using the appropriate statistical techniques
Admission and enrollment
The requirements for access to the proposed title are according to article 18, of Royal Decree 822/2021, of September 28:
- Possession of an official Spanish Graduate or Graduate university degree or equivalent is a condition for accessing a Master's Degree, or, where appropriate, having another University Master's degree, or titles of the same level as the Spanish Bachelor's or Master's degree issued by universities and higher education institutions in an EHEA country that in that country allow access to Master's degrees.
- In the same way, people in possession of titles from educational systems that are not part of the EHEA, which are equivalent to a Bachelor's degree, will be able to access a Master's Degree in the Spanish university system, without the need for homologation of the title, but verification by of the university of the level of training that they imply, as long as in the country where said title was issued it allows access to university postgraduate level studies. In no case will access through this route imply the homologation of the previous degree held by the person concerned or its recognition for other purposes than that of carrying out the Master's degree.
GENERAL ACCESS CRITERIA:
The specific qualifications that will facilitate access to the Master are the following:
- Degree in Biology
- Degree in Environmental Sciences
- Degree in Marine Sciences
- Degree in Forestry Engineering
- Degree in Agricultural Engineering
- Degree in Experimental Sciences
- Degree in Environmental Engineering
And other related degrees.
Other degrees or official titles that include subjects corresponding to the field of Biology in their study plan.
CONDITIONS OR SPECIAL ACCESS TESTS:
If necessary, assessment of the student's curriculum, based on their academic record (75%), their projection in relation to the objectives of the master's degree (15%), as well as their professional experience (10%).
Offer of places: 30 seats. If the minimum number of students envisaged is not reached in a course, the University may choose not to open the teaching group.
Master's Teaching Guides
ACCESS THE COURSE GUIDES OF THE DEGREE
|CODE||SUBJECT / SUBJECT||NUMBER OF ECTS||SEMESTER||TYPE|
|REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE MODULE|
|Subject I. Methodological bases
Consists of 5 subjects of 3 ECTS each:
|15 ECTS||1rd semester||Mandatory|
|623101||Ia Introduction to scientific writing||3 ECTS||1rd semester||mandatory|
|623102||Ib Sampling techniques and field data collection||3 ECTS||1rd semester||mandatory|
|623103||IC Advanced experimental design and data analysis||3 ECTS||1rd semester||mandatory|
|623104||Id Spatial analysis techniques applied to conservation||3 ECTS||1rd semester||mandatory|
|623105||Ie Modeling||3 ECTS||2nd semester||mandatory|
|Subject II. Ecological Processes and Conservation
Consists of 6 subjects of 3 ECTS each:
|18 ECTS||1st-2nd weeks||Mandatory|
|623121||II.a. Assembly of plant communities||3 ECTS||2th semester||mandatory|
|623107||II.b. Plant-animal interactions||3 ECTS||2th semester||mandatory|
|623108||II.c. Evolution of functional traits: macro- and microevolutionary processes||3 ECTS||2th semester||mandatory|
|623109||II.d. Global Change Biology||3 ECTS||2th semester||mandatory|
|623110||II.e. Genetic restitution of populations||3 ECTS||2th semester||mandatory|
|623111||II.f. Environmental pollution and biodiversity||3 ECTS||1rd semester||mandatory|
|OPTIONAL KNOWLEDGE MODULE|
|Subject III. Biodiversity
It consists of 5 subjects of 3 ECTS each:
|15 ECTS||1st-2nd weeks||optional|
|623112||III.a. Biodiversity and conservation of invertebrates||3 ECTS||1rd semester||optional|
|623113||III.b. Biodiversity and conservation of lichens and bryophytes||3 ECTS||1rd semester||optional|
|623114||III.c. Biodiversity and bird conservation||3 ECTS||2nd semester||optional|
|623122||III.d. Biodiversity and conservation of amphibians, reptiles and mammals||3 ECTS||2nd semester||optional|
|623116||III.e. Phylogeny and systematics||3 ECTS||1th semester||optional|
|Subject IV. Training for activity in companies and entrepreneurship
Consists of 3 subjects of 3 ECTS each:
|9 ECTS||1st semester||Optional|
|623117||IV.a. Entrepreneurs in Biological Diversity and Conservation||3 ECTS||2nd semester||optional|
|623118||IV.b. Ecosystem Economics: Natural Capital, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services||3 ECTS||1rd semester||optional|
|623119||IV.c. Ecological restoration||3 ECTS||2nd semester||optional|
|623120||END OF MASTER'S WORK MODULE in:
||12 ECTS||1st and 2nd semester||Mandatory|
This master's degree does not plan to carry out External Internships
University Master's degrees, due to their duration and characteristics, in general do not specifically contemplate the mobility of their students. However, the Rey Juan Carlos University has different mobility programs for both students and University workers (PDI and PAS) and has procedures for collecting and analyzing information on these mobility programs.
- Academic calendar
- Regulations for enrollment and permanence in university master's degrees at the URJC
- academic waiver
- Refund of Public Prices
- Public prices for university master's degrees
- External Internships
- University Master's Thesis
- Review and Complaint of the Continuous Evaluation in the studies of university master's degrees of the URJC
- Acknowledgments / Adaptations of university master's degrees
- Simultaneity of URJC university master's degree studies
- Regulations of the School of Official Masters
- Addendum to the protocol for adapting teaching at the School of Official Master's Degrees
- Royal Decree 1125/2003, of September 5, which establishes the European credit system and the grading system in official university degrees valid throughout the national territory
- Students with Functional Diversity
- Visiting Students
- Scholarships from the Ministry of Education:
CALL FOR SCHOLARSHIPS FROM THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION COURSE 2022/2023
El scholarship application deadline expands until the 16 of May of 2022. The student must apply for the scholarship even without being enrolled in the next course and even without knowing how many subjects he is going to pass in the current course.
RESOLUTION OF THE SECRETARIAT OF STATE FOR EDUCATION, CALLING FOR GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THE 2022-2023 ACADEMIC YEAR FOR STUDENTS GOING FOR POST COMPULSORY STUDIES SECTION 2. OFFICIAL MASTER'S DEGREES
CHAPTER V. Academic requirements. Article 28. Number of enrollment credits.
7. Students who enroll in the first year of a Master's Degree without having obtained a Bachelor's degree, as established in article 18.4 of Royal Decree 822/2021, of September 28, which establishes the organization of university education and the quality assurance procedure, may obtain a scholarship, provided they prove to be in possession of the aforementioned Bachelor's degree as of December 31, 2022.
Why is the application deadline advanced?
This way you will know if you meet the economic requirements or not before seeing what you are going to study.
For which studies can you apply for a scholarship?
You can apply for a scholarship if you think you are going to enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year at any of the following levels:
- university education for bachelor's and master's degrees.
Not included in this call for scholarships:
- Third cycle studies or doctorate
- Specialization studies
- University titles.
Indefinite subjects at the URJC (TFG, TFM, RAC, Modern Language and External Practices)
In the event that a student has enrolled in the subject of indefinite duration in an academic year and has not been examined, he or she must renew enrollment for successive courses, paying only the secretarial fees and school insurance, if applicable. The student who fails must re-enroll the subject as a second enrollment (third or fourth).
How do Indefinite Subjects affect the Ministry Scholarship?
Students taking indefinite courses (TFG, TFM, RAC, Modern Language and External Practices) They should know that, if you have not applied or they have not graded it in the current course and even if you do not have to pay the registration fee for said subject again in the following course, those credits would count as not passed for the ministry's scholarships.
Example: in the case of Modern Language, the student who has registered for the subject and who has some specific particularity (for example, who is an applicant for the MEC Scholarship) will have to take into account the requirements of said particularity when applying. decide when to enroll in a course of the subject (for example, if the MEC scholarship asks for a % of credits passed over the credits enrolled and the student enrolls but does not enroll in a group, the credits will appear for scholarship purposes as credits enrolled , but not yet passed in that academic year and this may harm you when obtaining said scholarship).
Cancellation, extension or modification of registration for scholarship applicants at the URJC
Those students who have applied for a scholarship must take into account that they can only request cancellation and/or change of subjects, which implies a reduction in credits, within the first set deadline. In the second term they will not be able to request a reduction in the number of credits initially registered.
Change of subjects: All those students who have applied for a Scholarship from the Ministry of Education must bear in mind that, in the second period of modification, they can only request the change between subjects with the same or higher number of credits, in no case lower.
Cancellation of subjects: Those who wish to request the cancellation of subjects already enrolled must check said subjects. All those students who have applied for a Scholarship from the Ministry of Education must take into account that, in the second modification period, it is not possible to apply the cancellation of subjects.
Extension of subjects: The student who wishes to request the extension of subjects in his registration must check said subjects. All those who have applied for a Scholarship from the Ministry of Education must take into account that, in the second modification period, it is possible to apply the extension of subjects.
Important information: Enrollment increase and reduction for students with a scholarship from the Ministry of Education
It will be considered that the student has only full registration when you are enrolled in all the credits corresponding to the course of your training itinerary. In this case, you will be eligible for all the aid from the Ministry of Education Scholarship. On the contrary, if the established number of credits is not reached, they will only opt for the amounts of Registration y Minimum Variable, when considered partial enrollment.
“.The beneficiaries of said scholarships must, in addition, exceed at least 50 percent of the credits or subjects in which they have enrolled, with the exception of scholarship holders of university education of the branches of Sciences and Technical Education that must pass, at least, 40 percent of them. Failure to comply with this last obligation will entail the reimbursement of all the components of the scholarship with the exception of the tuition scholarship”
For students applying for Ministry of Education Scholarshipwill not be taken into account For the purposes of fulfilling the academic requirements, the subjects or credits validated or adapted.
How much money can you receive for your scholarship
The scholarship is the sum of different components. To calculate how much corresponds to you, you must bear in mind that the scholarship consists of a fixed amount of money (fixed amounts) and a variable amount of money (variable amount).
It is called a fixed amount because, unlike the variable amount, it is a fixed amount established each year in the call. If you meet all the requirements (general, economic and academic), you can get the sum of all the amounts that we explain below:
AMOUNT IN EUROS
It will include the amount of the credits for which you enroll for the first time
For family income
For change of residence during the school year
for academic excellence
50 € - 125 €
Take into account the following remarks:
- The price per credit will be the official price set in the 2022/2023 academic year. for academic services depending on the different degrees and universities.
- The scholarship does not cover second or subsequent registrations: only the price of the credits in which you enroll for the first time.
- It only covers the minimum required credits to obtain the degree.
- If you study or are going to study in a center attached to the URJC, the scholarship covers only the public price set by the Decree on Public Prices of the Community of Madrid.
Once we have assigned the fixed amount scholarships to all the people who have requested it and who meet the requirements, we distribute the amount that is left over from the total budget. We do this by means of a mathematical distribution formula that weights, that is, measures, the average grade of your file and your per capita family income.
In any case, the variable amount will be the minimum (60 €) if you enroll for a number of credits between 30 and 59 (partial enrollment) or if you take a double degree, in half of the credits that correspond to the full enrollment
Access to the call and application to apply for a scholarship
Claims: If you have been required to present documentation, you can do so in person through General Instance , addressed to the URJC Scholarship Service, in the General Registry, Auxiliary Registries or in the places and forms indicated in art. 16.4 of Law 39/2015 of Common Administrative Procedure, or electronically, through the Electronic Registry of the Electronic Office of the URJC
Attention to the applicant: Student help box
Llaza Quality guarantee
Internal quality assurance system
Composition of the commission
Once the monitoring of the Master's Degree has been carried out, the most relevant quantitative information on the results obtained in the monitoring of said Degree is displayed, differentiated by academic year.
Report by course:
General information collection plan
Within the quality assurance system of the Rey Juan Carlos University, the following surveys are planned:
- Student profile
- Teacher evaluation
- Degree of satisfaction:
- Of the students
- of the graduates
- From the Faculty
- Administration and Services Staff
- Labor insertion
- External internships:
- Satisfaction of interns
- External tutor satisfaction
- Employer satisfaction
The Quality Assurance System of the Rey Juan Carlos University establishes that the degree's Quality Assurance Commission will annually analyze the information derived from the degree's indicators and prepare a report that will include improvement plans if the results so indicate.
- Improvement actions 2021 / 2022
- Improvement actions 2020 / 2021
- Improvement actions 2019 / 2020
- Improvement actions 2018 / 2019
- Improvement actions 2017 / 2018
- Improvement actions 2016 / 2017
- Improvement actions 2015 / 2016
- Improvement actions 2014 / 2015
- Improvement actions 2013 / 2014
- Improvement actions 2011 / 2012:
- Improvement actions 2010 / 2011:
Renewal of accreditation
The renewal of the accreditation represents the culmination of the implementation process of the official Bachelor's and Master's degrees registered in the Register of Universities, Centers and Degrees (RUCT). The renewal of the accreditation of official bachelor's and master's degrees is organized in three phases: self-assessment report, external visit and final assessment.
In the first phase, the university describes and assesses the status of the degree with respect to the established criteria and guidelines. The result is the Self-Assessment Report (IA) that is presented. The second and third phases are carried out by a group of evaluators external to the evaluated title.”