Master in Conservation Biology with specialization in Behavioural Ecology and Wildlife Management (BEWM)

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Full time September MSc 2 years

About the course

The Master in Conservation Biology, with specialization in Behavioural Ecology and Wildlife Management, aims at providing a critical and conceptually-based understanding of animal behaviour and evolutionary ecology, in the framework of conservation biology and wildlife management. This two-year master program consists in lectures, tutorials, practicals and fieldtrips, while half of the second year is devoted to a personal research project conducted by students in an international research team.


The master programme has a two-year span, with most of the courses taught in English (90% in the first year, 100% in the second year). Our teaching philosophy is based on the idea that biodiversity conservation must be grounded in a multi-level knowledge approach, mixing key

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Entry Requirements

The required background for admission in the 1st year corresponds to a bachelor level in ecology, evolutionary biology or population biology as a general manner.
Direct entrance at the 2nd year of the master level is possible for applicants with five years of previous studies.

Applicants need to master the fundamental concepts from evolutionary biology, basic ecology concepts, have some notions of quantitative and population genetics, basic notions of animal behaviour (behavioural ecology), and a fair level of biostatistics (descriptive and analytical statistics). A good command of English is highly recommended (level B2 minimum).


Total tuition fees : 243€ per year + 91€ per year for Student life contribution fees

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