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Faculty of Biology

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND MANAGEMENT

Basic information

Faculty name: Faculty of Biology
Major name: Environmental Protection and Management
Level: second cycle
Profile: General academic
Form: full-time degree programme
Language of study: english
Discipline: Biological sciences

Programme

ISCED classification: 0521
Number of semesters: 4
Professional title awarded to graduates: magister

Description of the program implementation

The degree programme Environmental Protection and Management consists of compulsory subjects, for which student earns 55 ECTS, and elective ones (65 ECTS). Among the latter are seminars and a Master Project, for which student receives 8 and 35 ECTS respectively. The remaining 22 ECTS credits are to be obtained by selecting and completing courses from a wide‑ranging list presented before the start of a semester. Much of the teaching consists of practical activities in the field or in the laboratory.

Student obtains required 5 ECTS in the field of humanities or social sciences by completing the following subjects from the list of compulsory courses:

  • Social and Economic Aspects of Nature Conservation.
  • Governance of natural resources.

Graduation

Preparation and submission of diploma thesis and passing a diploma exam.
The diploma thesis is a written work on important and current issues related to environmental protection and management of natural resources, prepared on the basis of experimental research carried out in a laboratory and/or in the field.

If you want to learn more, see the full study programme

To complete the programme of studies, it is necessary to earn at least 22 ECTS [12 ECTS in the 1st year, and 10 ECTS in the 2nd year] passing an appropriate number of elective courses [marked with F] included in the curriculum of studies.

Subject Number of hours ECTS points Form of verification
Avian Ecology and Conservation - part 1
34 2,0 zaliczenie na ocenę O
Experimental design, data analysis and presentation
80 - - O
Governance of natural resources
30 3,0 exam O
Practical aspects of environmental conservation - part 1
42 3,0 exam O
Tropical ecology
30 4,0 zaliczenie na ocenę O
Seminar
30 2,0 assessment O
Master Project in environmental protection
15 2,0 assessment O
4 - assessment O
Przedmioty fakultatywne [elective courses]
O
Lektorat z języka obcego (Foreign language)
O
  • O - obligatory
  • F - elective

To complete the programme of studies, it is necessary to earn at least 22 ECTS [12 ECTS in the 1st year, and 10 ECTS in the 2nd year] passing an appropriate number of elective courses [marked with F] included in the curriculum of studies.

Subject Number of hours ECTS points Form of verification
Applications of GIS
45 4,0 zaliczenie na ocenę O
Aquatic ecosystems – structure and function
30 2,0 zaliczenie na ocenę O
Avian Ecology and Conservation - part 2
34 2,0 zaliczenie na ocenę O
Environmentally friendly agriculture
30 2,0 exam O
Experimental design, data analysis and presentation
15 9,0 exam O
Fundamentals of environmental catalysis
30 3,0 exam O
Practical aspects of environmental conservation - part 2
23 1,0 zaliczenie na ocenę O
Seminar
30 2,0 assessment O
Master Project in environmental protection
15 3,0 assessment O
Przedmioty fakultatywne [elective courses]
O
Lektorat z języka obcego (Foreign language)
O
  • O - obligatory
  • F - elective

To complete the programme of studies, it is necessary to earn at least 22 ECTS [12 ECTS in the 1st year, and 10 ECTS in the 2nd year] passing an appropriate number of elective courses [marked with F] included in the curriculum of studies.

Subject Number of hours ECTS points Form of verification
Ecotoxicology and ecological risk assessment
40 3,0 exam O
Solid waste management
30 2,0 exam O
Seminar
30 2,0 assessment O
Master Project in environmental protection
60 15,0 assessment O
Przedmioty fakultatywne [elective courses]
O
  • O - obligatory
  • F - elective

To complete the programme of studies, it is necessary to earn at least 22 ECTS [12 ECTS in the 1st year, and 10 ECTS in the 2nd year] passing an appropriate number of elective courses [marked with F] included in the curriculum of studies.

Subject Number of hours ECTS points Form of verification
Biotechnologial methods of fuels production
50 4,0 zaliczenie na ocenę O
Conservation genetics
30 3,0 zaliczenie na ocenę O
Ecological assessment and evaluation
30 2,0 exam O
Social and economic aspects of nature conservation
16 2,0 exam O
Seminar
30 2,0 assessment O
Master Project in environmental protection
60 15,0 assessment O
Przedmioty fakultatywne [elective courses]
O
  • O - obligatory
  • F - elective