Students of the International Master in Applied Ecology program of the University of Coimbra will be awarded with a joint Diploma given by the University of Coimbra (UC) and the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU). Students that decide to complete their specialization in the second year in one of the other 3 universities of the consortium (UEA, UFRGS or UoS) will have also a local M.Sc. degree.
Year 1 - 1st Semester
This period will take place at Coimbra, Portugal, encompassing an extended scientific study programme where all of you will be familiarized with the main approaches in Ecology. Mobility tracks provide you with the opportunity to experience a Field Course in Mediterranean Ecosystems in Portugal and another Field Course in Tropical Ecosystems in Brazil.
Year 1 - 2nd Semester
In March-April the cohort will move together to Kiel, Germany, and have the chance to participate in many field courses and an excursion offered by the university (see study curriculum).
Year 2 - 1st & 2nd Semester
After the summer break, you will proceed to the university hosting your choice of specialization among the five elective streams, as validated by the consortium during the selection phase. You will be registered at the University of Coimbra (UC) or at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU).
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Advanced Topics in Applied Ecology
- Data analysis in ecology
- Field Course in Mediterranean Ecosystems
- Field Course in Tropical Ecosystems
- Ecology of disturbed streams
- Coastal and Marine Ecosystems-Field Studies
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Degree certificate,
- Transcript of records,
- Two letters of recommendation (duly signed, merged into 1 PDF, must be uploaded at the application platform),
- Proof of English proficiency (IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge…) OR a letter stating that you are a native English speaker,
- Proof of identity (identity card or passport),
- Europass Curriculum Vitae (download template here),
- Recent photography (passport template)
International9000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9000 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA4500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4500 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Coimbra
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Updated in the last 9 months
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