Master's degree in Ecology

The work developed by a student during one academic year, according to the indicative plan of the course and on a full time basis, totals 60 ECTS.


Study Programme

Option rule
Course unit title Year Regime Type Subject area ECTS credits
Data Analysis in Ecology 1 1st Semester Compulsory ECO 6.0
Laboratory and Field in Ecology I 1 1st Semester Compulsory ECO 8.0
Seminar in Ecology I 1 1st Semester Compulsory ECO 4.0
Laboratory and Field in Ecology II 1 2nd Semester Compulsory ECO 8.0
Seminar in Ecology II 1 2nd Semester Compulsory ECO 4.0
Ecology of disturbed streams 1 Semestrial Elective * ECO 6.0
Advanced Concepts in Ecology 1 1st Semester Elective * ECO 6.0
Behavioural Ecology 1 1st Semester Elective * ECO 6.0
Biochemical & Molecular Techniques in Ecology 1 1st Semester Elective * ECO 6.0
Biodiversity and Habitat Management 1 1st Semester Elective * ECO 6.0
Bioentrepreneurship and the creation of new ventures 1 1st Semester Elective * CRO 6.0
Biogeochemical cycles and assessment of wetlands 1 1st Semester Elective * ECO 6.0
Phycology 1 1st Semester Elective * ECO 6.0
Population Ecology 1 1st Semester Elective * ECO 6.0
Portuguese Flora 1 1st Semester Elective * ECO 6.0
Remote Sensing and Geographycal Information Systems 1 1st Semester Elective * GEO 6.0
Biological Interactions 1 2nd Semester Elective * ECO 6.0
Biomathematics 1 2nd Semester Elective * MAT 6.0
Biorremediation 1 2nd Semester Elective * ECO 6.0
Conservation and Management of Biodiversity 1 2nd Semester Elective * ECO 6.0
Ecotoxicology and Ecological Risk Assessment 1 2nd Semester Elective * ECO 6.0
Environmental Quality Assessment 1 2nd Semester Elective * ECO 6.0
Forest Biodiversity and Biotechnology 1 2nd Semester Elective * ECO 6.0
Phytopathology 1 2nd Semester Elective * ECO 6.0
Scientific Writing 1 2nd Semester Elective * CRO 6.0
Stream Ecology 1 2nd Semester Elective * ECO 6.0
Rules
  • The student should register in optional curricular units, in a total of 30 ECTS, (12 ECTS in the 1st semester and 18 ECTS in the 2nd semester), bearing in mind the limits of optional ECTS, per scientific area. 6 ECTS may be chosen among any curricular units taught in the UC, through the open list rule. The register in optional curricular units through the open list rule is subject to approval by the course Coordinator.
Course unit title Year Regime Type Subject area ECTS credits
Dissertation in Ecology 2 Annual Compulsory ECO 54.0
Project Management 2 1st Semester Compulsory ECO 6.0

The optional course units are offered on a yearly basis, depending on the availability of the Organic Unit