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Conservation and Use of Biodiversity, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #401 (WUR) ,
The master is aimed at professionals trained in various disciplines, with undergraduate degree, experience or interests related to knowledge, use and conservation of biodiversity areas.


The graduate of the Master will be a professional with knowledge of the approaches, concepts and forms of management of biological diversity, the ability to analyze different problems with an integrated view of the territory and recognizing the culture-environment relations. 

You have the tools to: 

Planning and managing the conservation and use of biodiversity criteria of environmental, social and economic sustainability.

Broaden and deepen its foundations in these areas and propose and conduct research to enable it to generate knowledge in their area of expertise. Graduates will be able to develop high-level professional activities in the fields of consulting, public, private or collective management, services, business development and research. This degree is offered in two ways: deepening and research. 

These two modes offer the same title and require the same degree of dedication but with a different emphasis in courses and research components.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Topics in Conservation Biology
  • Conservation Biology II
  • Change or adaptation to climate change
  • Conservation genetics
  • Evolutionary ecology and biodiversity conservation
  • Ecotourism and rural tourism
  • Introduction to statistical environment
  • Adaptive management of conservation projects
  • Seminar on Environmental and Rural Studies
  • Geographic information systems
  • Agro-biodiversity
  • Agroecology
  • System analysis
  • System analysis; socioecological
  • Biodiversity conservation with rural communities
  • Socio-environmental conflict
  • Methods of Social Research
  • Design and Evaluation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • Registration form filled out.
  • Photocopy of diploma and undergraduate degree certificate.
  • Undergraduate transcripts.
  • Updated resume (with holders of securities or academic qualifications). Bring documentation folder or stapled only, not argollados .
  • Letter of intent in which the candidate explains the reasons for it to enter the program and research theme addressed during his master.
  • Accreditation basic level of proficiency in reading comprehension in English (A2 or test designed by the Department of Languages at the University).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19758 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9879 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    19758 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9879 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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