ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF MEDITERRANEAN ECOSYSTEMS (2012-13)

Código:
 D033

Créditos:
 60
 
Fecha de aprobación:
 12/11/2000

Título:
 Master (ECTS)
 
Precio:
 42
 1st registration credits
 

RAMA

Sciences

PLAN

UNIVERSITY MASTER'S DEGREE IN ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF MEDITERRANEAN ECOSYSTEMS

TIPO DE ENSEÑANZA

Face-to-face

CENTROS DONDE SE IMPARTE

Faculty of Science

ESTUDIO IMPARTIDO CONJUNTAMENTE CON

UNIVERSITAT D'ALACANT - UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE (Spain)
UNIVERSIDAD MIGUEL HERNÁNDEZ (Spain)

FECHAS DE EXAMEN

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PLAN DE ESTUDIOS OFERTADO EN EL CURSO 2012-13

Nodo inicial:
 

Leyenda: No ofertadaSin docencia
COMMON SUBJECTS
COMMON SUBJECTS
SUBJECTS OF ROUTE 1 (UA)
SUBJECTS OF ROUTE 2 (UMH)
24 créditos
 
 
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MASTER'S DEGREE IN ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF MEDITERRANEAN ECOSYSTEMS. SPECIALISATION 2: ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT OF MEDITERRANEAN ECOSYSTEMS
SUBJECTS OF ROUTE 2 (UMH)
18 créditos
 
 
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MASTER'S DEGREE IN ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF MEDITERRANEAN ECOSYSTEMS. SPECIALISATION 2: ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT OF MEDITERRANEAN ECOSYSTEMS
SUBJECTS OF ROUTE 1 (UA)

 


AIMS


The Master’s Degree is conceived as a means of building on earlier studies, allowing students from varying academic backgrounds to perfect their training and complement the knowledge already acquired. This is the key to tackling the two major aspects of environmental research and action: analysis and management.

Accordingly, these advanced studies aim to introduce new ideas, based on current knowledge, into each field.

It is important to take into consideration the branches from which students taking the Master’s Degree may proceed: Sciences, Engineering and Health Sciences (Pharmacy).

The aim of the Master’s Degree is to turn out professionals in land and marine Mediterranean environmental research. It allows students to specialise by acquiring research skills, linked to their area of knowledge, expertise and aptitude, through a greater knowledge of the subject matter and an advanced proficiency in experimental methods. The Master’s Degree is multi-disciplinary and oriented towards future work in environmental research. The general aims of the Master’s Degree programme are:

  • To give students an integrated understanding of the environment, with a solid theoretical grounding in aspects essential to its study.
  • To give students the knowledge, proficiencies and skills needed for a theoretical-practical study of Mediterranean ecosystems, for the purposes of analysis, diagnosis and action.

 

 
 



MASTER’S DEGREE COURSE - CREDITS AND SUBJECTS


Subject type

Credits

  Compulsory (OB)

30

  Optional (OP)

18

  Final project (OB)

  12

TOTAL CREDITS

60


SUBJECTS BY YEAR / SEMESTER


FIRST SEMESTER (30 COMPULSORY ECTS)

UNIVERSITY OF ALICANTE

MIGUEL HERNÁNDEZ UNIVERSITY

SUBJECT

TYPE

ECTS

SUBJECT

TYPE

ECTS

THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA

OB

3

FUNCTIONAL ECOLOGY

OB

3

MEDITERRANEAN LAND ECOSYSTEMS

OB

3

MEDITERRANEAN AGRICULTURE

OB

3

INTERACTIONS BETWEEN MEDITERRANEAN ORGANISMS

OB

3

MEDITERRANEAN SOILS

OB

3

GEOMORPHOLOGY AND HYDROLOGY OF THE MEDITERRANEAN BASIN

OB

3

ATMOSPHERE And CLIMATE

OB

3

SPACE-TIME RESOURCE MODELLING

OB

3

GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES

OB

3


Specialisation: Students are required to choose a specialisation, opting for a minimum of  18 credits (more may be taken) from among the optional subjects taught as part of the specialisation. Students are required to take at least 3 subjects from among the 16 optional subjects offered in each specialisation module.


SECOND SEMESTER (30 ECTS)

18 OPTIONAL SPECIALISATION CREDITS + 12 COMPULSORY FINAL PROJECT CREDITS

UNIVERSITY OF ALICANTE

MIGUEL HERNÁNDEZ UNIVERSITY

SPECIALISATION: ANALYSIS OF MEDITERRANEAN ECOSYSTEMS

SPECIALISATION: ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT OF MEDITERRANEAN ECOSYSTEMS

SUBJECT

TYPE

ECTS

SUBJECT

TYPE

ECTS

INDICATOR SPECIES FOR MARINE SYSTEM CHANGES

OP

3

ECOLOGICAL AGRICULTURE

OP

3

MARINE COMMUNITIES AND LANDSCAPES AS ELEMENTS IN ASSESSMENT

OP

3

ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTION

OP

3

TYPIFICATION AND ASSESSMENT OF MARINE POLLUTION

OP

3

WATER POLLUTION

OP

3

ECOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF PROTECTED MARINE AREAS AND ARTIFICIAL REEFS

OP

3

SOIL POLLUTION

OP

3

AQUACULTURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

OP

3

THE SOIL-PLANT SYSTEM

OP

3

DYNAMICS OF COASTAL SEDIMENTATION

OP

3

SOIL EROSION AND CONSERVATION

OP

3

SOIL BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY

OP

3

EVALUATING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS

OP

3

THE BIOLOGY OF CONSERVATION

OP

3

MANAGEMENT OF CONTINENTAL WATERS

OP

3

LAND USE AND COMMUNITY DYNAMICS

OP

3

ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT

OP

3

ANTHROPISED LANDSCAPES AND REMEDYING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

OP

3

FLORA MANAGEMENT

OP

3

ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION

OP

3

WASTE MANAGEMENT

OP

3

BIOGEOCHEMISTRY AND THE WATER DYNAMICS OF MEDITERRANEAN FORESTS

OP

3

MODELLING ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS

OP

3

PLANT PATHOLOGY

OP

3

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND ENVIRONMENTAL AUDITING

OP

3

BIOLOGICAL CONTROL

OP

3

LAND AND TERRITORY

OP

3

HANDLING WILD FAUNA

OP

3

ENVIRONMENTAL TELEDETECTION

OP

3

ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYTICAL AND MOLECULAR METHODS

OP

3

TECHNOLOGY FOR THE TREATMENT OF URBAN AND INDUSTRIAL WASTE

OP

3

FINAL PROJECT(1)

OB

6

FINAL PROJECT(1)

OB

6

 (1) The Final Project, worth 12 credits, may be supervised by any of the teachers giving subjects on this course (see subject description sheets) from either of the Universities. The project will be defended at the University at which the student has taken the specialisation, following the rules established by Master’s Degree Academic Committee.



GENERAL STUDY PROGRAMME


The Master’s Degree is organised into a basic module, consisting of compulsory subjects, and two specialisation modules.

  • The basic module offers students the basic subjects they need to complement their previous studies and successfully take their chosen specialisation module.
  • Students may chose between two specialisations:
      •   Mediterranean Ecosystem Analysis
      •   Environmental Management of Mediterranean Ecosystems

Subjects are optional within each specialisation module, allowing students to choose the direction their studies take.

  • The final stage in the Master’s Degree programme is the Master’s Degree Final Project (PFM). This is a supervised project, in which students are required to take both a practical and an applied approach to problems. The project is an initiation into research in the areas involved, allowing students to use the skills acquired in previous modules.

The Master’s Degree is a joint project of the University of Alicante (Ramon Margalef Multi-Disciplinary Institute for Environmental Studies) and the University Miguel Hernández (Department of Agrochemistry and the Environment), Elche. Students are required to take the compulsory subjects corresponding to each of the two universities, as stipulated in the Agreement between the two institutions, and, in their second semester, are also required to choose optional subjects comprising a minimum of 18 credits. Students may take more credits in their specialisation if they wish to take extra optional subjects.

The compulsory subjects taught at UA will commence in mid-September (start of the academic year), and will be followed by the UMH compulsory subjects. Timetables will be programmed on the basis of class and lecturer availability. As each university gives a specialisation consisting of optional subjects, students enrolled at each will be taught in the corresponding centre. Subjects will be scheduled on the basis of internal criteria regarding time-tables and available space at each university.

 

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

 

According to the Regulations of the University of Alicante, the following requirements must be complied to have access to official taught Master’s degrees:

  1. To be in possession of a SPANISH OFFICIAL GRADUATE DEGREE CERTIFICATE or other issued by an institution of higher education  within the EHEA (European Higher Education) that enables the holder to have access  to Master’s degrees in the issuing .
  2. To be in possession of an officially approved  FOREIGN HIGHER EDUCATION DEGREE CERTIFICATE that had been recognised as equal to the degree that allows access to the requested studies.
  3. To be in possession of a UNIVERSITY DEGREE CERTIFICATE obtained in a University or Higher Education Institution of COUNTRIES OUTSIDE THE EHEA, without the prior approval of their studies. In this case, the following should be considered:
  • Non- recognised degree certificates shall require a technical report showing an equivalence statement issued by the University of Alicante (ContinUA – Continuing Education Centre), for which the corresponding fee should be paid.
  • Access through this way does under no circumstances imply prior official approval of the holder’s degree certificate, nor its recognition for purposes other than studying a master's degree.

 

The selection criteria are as follows:

  • A Higher Qualification or Degree in Biology, Environmental Sciences, Marine Sciences, or related areas.
  • Transcript of Academic record.
  • Academic results  in subjects related to the Master’s Degree.

 

ADMISSION AND ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

 

1.     Admission system

This Master’s Degree is aimed at students holding qualifications in Environmental Sciences, Geological Engineering, Forest Engineering or Agroforestry Engineering (various branches), or Degrees in Biology, Marine Sciences, Geology, Chemistry, Geography or Pharmacy.  Equivalent qualifications issued within the E.U. and other countries will also be accepted.  Where applicants hold a non-homologated higher qualification from abroad, they will be required to obtain permission from the Rector, following receipt of a favourable report from the Sub-Committee for Admission to the University of Alicante.

Given the multidisciplinary nature of the Master’s Degree, any person holding a higher qualification in scientific or related areas who is interested in Mediterranean environmental studies will be considered as a potential candidate for the course.

2.     Assessment criteria                             

 

Previous studies

Points awarded for studies

Academic record

( 0-4 points )

  • Degree in Environmental Sciences.
  • Degree in Biology.
  • Degree in Marine Sciences.

5 points

+ academic record grade.

  • Degree in Chemistry.
  • Chemical Engineering.
  • Agricultural Engineering.
  • Geological Engineering.
  • Forest Engineering.
  • Technical Agricultural Engineering.
  • Technical Forest Engineering.

3 points

  • Degree in Geography.
  • Degree in Pharmacy

2 points

Other qualifications

0 points

 

Note 1: Foreign degrees will considered equivalent to the corresponding Spanish degree, and students holding such qualifications will be subject to the same type of assessment criteria.

Note 2: Students holding the qualification of Technical Engineer or Diploma will be admitted to the Master’s Degree, according to current legislation.

 

PRE-ENROLMENT AND ENROLMENT

 

PRE-ENROLMENT +info

Students who intend to study for an officially recognised Master’s Degree at the UA should complete pre-enrolment in accordance with the guidelines and deadlines specified annually.

 

ENROLMENT +info

Following publication of the final list of those admitted to the course, an email containing a user password will be sent to successful applicants, enabling them to enrol via the Campus Virtual in accordance with the guidelines and deadlines specified annually.

In the registration process, the documents issued abroad must be official, duly notorised and translated. Further information:

 

NUMBER OF PLACES

 

COURSE NUMBER OF PLACES
2012-13 40
2013-14 40
2014-15 40
2015-16 40
2016-17 40
 

 


Focus


Academic and research work in the experimental sciences.


  Specialisation


The profile of the specialisation offered  is defined by the title of the Master’s Degree and its specialisations: Analysis of Mediterranean Ecosystems and Environmental Management of Mediterranean Ecosystems.

This Master’s Degree allows students to specialise and to acquire the tools required for field and laboratory work on land, marine and aquatic environments. It has the following aims:

  1. Acquisition or updating of advanced knowledge in a multidisciplinary range of environmental research aspects.
  2. Introduction to the research techniques used in each of the subjects, particularly through the Final Project.
  3. Research career guidance, through participation in lines of research at the University Institute or in Departments which base their doctorate programme on this course.
  4. Equip students with the ability to carry out advanced studies and use models in environmental diagnosis, preservation and management.

 

Professional Profiles


Professions for which the degree qualifies its holder.

Although this Master’s Degree is not aimed exclusively at professionalization, it provides its holders with the training necessary for practice in professions with a multi-disciplinary environmental component.

 

 

 


IMPLEMENTATION



1. Timescale for implementation of the new Master’s Degree Course 


Academic Year

Implementation of the Master’s Degree in Mediterranean Ecosystem Analysis and Management

 

Discontinuation of Doctorate Programmes in

2010-2011

First year of proposed Master’s Degree

 

2006-2007


2007-2008


2008-2009


2009-2010

First year


Second year


Current year


Coming year (extension of current Master’s Degree)

Application has been made for the Official Postgraduate Programme associated with the Master’s Degree to be transformed into 3 Doctorate Programmes, regulated by Decree 1393/2007. This Master’s Degree will prepare students for the doctorate programme.


The Master’s Degree for which validation is being sought has been taught continuously (MO 2006-00766) since the 2006-07 academic year. The timescale for its implementation is the same as for degree courses, consisting of the following phases: Dissemination of the Master’s Degree, pre-enrolment, emrolment and commencement of classes. The dates for these phases are available in the University of Alicante official study programme (http://www.ua.es/es/alumnado/calendario/index.html).


2. Procedure for equivalence recognition, where appropriate, between the current and the new course programme.

As there have been no changes to the total number of credits, students enrolled on the current course and who wish to continue their Master’s Degree studies in the forthcoming years may do so, having their studies validated as necessary. Credits taken as part of the discontinued study programme will be validated for the new programme. Students will then be required to make up their credit numbers with subjects from the new programme.


3. Studies being phased out and replaced by the proposed degree course:

Application has been made for the Official Postgraduate Programme associated with the Master’s Degree to be transformed into 3 Doctorate Programmes, regulated by Decree 1393/2007. This Master’s Degree will prepare students for the doctorate programme.

 
 
 

 

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