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International Master in Applied Ecology (IMAE), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #406 (QS) Coimbra, Portugal
The International Master in Applied Ecology (IMAE) is an Erasmus Mundus Master Course. The IMAE brings together an international network that involves a consortium of 8 Universities located in different countries (four in Europe, two in Latin America, one in Australia, one in New-Zealand and one in North America) with complementary disciplinary foci and competences in the field of applied ecology.
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The IMAE course has been designed to form highly qualified professionals who can address environmental issues not only through ecological sciences but also drawing on associated social, political and economical dimensions. They will contribute to conserve environment with regards to business and legislation, to promote sustainable growth and to integrate into their diagnoses the growing needs of citizens, public authorities, and industry alike. The high diversity of course content and the number of mobility periods during training provided by  the program increase opportunities to develop both an international outlook and new perspectives in the field of applied ecology.

The IMAE experience means your environmental concern will benefit various professional and daily cultures in at least 4 different countries. When we designed the teaching programme we aimed at a balance between theoretical courses and practical experiences (field trips, meeting with stakeholders, seminars) including a six months period of professional experience anywhere in the world.

Apply to IMAE if Ecological care is important to you. We accept students from all over the world. Your qualifications, previous experience and motivation are essential for us as the programme will also benefit from your personal life history.

We  look forward to meeting you next September.

Programme Structure

Year 1 units

  •  Integrative period in Poitiers & IMAE Symposium )
  • Université de Poitiers, France 
  • Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal 
  • Christian-Albrechts Universität zu Kiel, Germany 
Year 2 units
  • Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
  • Université de Poitiers, France 
  •  University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
  •  Christian-Albrechts Universität zu Kiel, Germany 
  • Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil 
  •  Each IMAE awarding institution
  • Poitiers, IMAE Farewell Congress 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

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General Requirements

Bachelor (B. degree or a nationally recognized degree equivalent to 180 ECTS) from a field in relation with the scope of the IMAE master (for instance: Ecology, Biology, Population genetics,Evolution, Environmental sciences …). The equivalence of the national degree to British standard BSc (3 years) is checked on NARIC platform. An academic equivalency may be attributed based on the professional experience of the applicant (validation of acquired experience).

  • transcript of records degree,
  • 2 letters of recommendation,
  • letter of motivation, 
  • proof of English proficiency,
  • proof of identity,
  • Europass CV 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Coimbra

  • 485 - 700 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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