As the previous editions, the Master's Degree Program "Biodiversity in Tropical Areas and its conservation" is a one-year MSc program (75 ECTS) offered jointly by the International University Menendez Pelayo (UIMP, Ministry of Education, Spain) and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC, Ministry of Science, Spain). The program is fully funded by the CSIC, with a strong emphasis on fellowships for Latinamerican students; the title is an official European MSc degree conceded by the UIMP.
The program will be taught in Ecuador, with an emphasis on practical studies in natural reserves. The program is international, with a minimum of 15 and a maximum
of 30 students.
ROUTE TO PhD DEGREE
Qualified graduates from the MBATC program have the possibility to continue their PhD studies in CSIC Departments (Real Jardin Botanico, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, etc.) through separate application calls opened each year. They can also apply to other programs in the Spanish science system, or to any European or American university, as this MSc title is an official European degree.
WHAT DO I NEED TO APPLY TO THE PROGRAM?
You are eligible to apply to the program if you hold a Bachelor's degree in any suitable field, especially on biosciences: biology, forestry, or agriculture, but also in geography or economics for example.
You must be proficient in Spanish language.
The CSIC offers 5 scholarships covering registration fees (1300 euros/student). Independently, the program funds at least 13 additional full scholarships for Latin American applicants.
HOW TO APPLY?
The application period for studies starting in October 2011 is now open until 9-July-2011. You can find all the information and detailed instructions on how to apply at http://www.masterenbiodiversidad.org/
Jesús Muñoz e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Real Jardín Botánico (CSIC)
Plaza de Murillo 2
KRAKEN research group (environmental modelling, data processing & analysis): http://www.unex.es/investigacion/grupos/kraken
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