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Master en biologie des organismes et écologie [120.0]

AnnéesTravail de fin d'étudeStageProgramme interuniversitaire

Retour en début de pageStudy objectives

In the context of the ‘Louvain Academy, UCL (Université catholique de Louvain at Louvain-la-Neuve) and FUNDP (Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix at Namur) organize a joint programme, at both sites, for the Master (120 credits) in Biology of Organisms and Ecology, described below.

The aim is to train scientists who can analyse, understand and react when faced with questions or problems relating to the environment and biodiversity, both in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and to the functioning of organisms function in these ecosystems. This involves advanced training, field observation, experimental research both inside and outside the laboratory, and requires the modern methods used by biologists. The Master in Biology of Organisms and Environment (BOE) comprises four option courses : biodiversity, management of ecosystems, interactions between organisms and the environment and biology of plant organisms.   

The research focus prepares students to become researchers.Specialized courses deal with issues that are at the edge of human knowledge. There is emphasis on experimentation and academic communication, both written and oral. The programme includes a placement or training in a laboratory outside UCL, preferably abroad.

The professional focus enables students who wish to go on to work in industry to have the opportunity of a work placement so that they work alongside professionals and begin to gain a reputation. Students should choose courses that prepare them for working in business and environmental management.

The teaching focus is a specially adapted programme designed for teachers at higher levels in secondary education.

Collaboration with the ecologists from the Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix in Namur means that there is wider range of subjects for courses and dissertations since the fields of research complement each other, with terrestrial ecology and marine biology at UCL and aquatic ecology in Namur).

Retour en début de pageGeneral presentation of the programme

The Master in Biology of Organisms and Ecology comprises core subjects of 50 credits, a focus of 30 credits, an option course of 22 credits and 18 credits for optional subjects.

Wathever the focus or the options chosen, the programme of this master shall totalise 120 credits, spread over two years of studies each of 60 credits

Tronc commun

Une finalité à choisir parmi les trois suivantes

Option et activités au choix

Retour en début de pagePositioning of the programme

Whatever focus is chosen, the Master in Biology of Organisms and Ecology gives direct access to the doctorate in science.

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