Organisation of the master course

IMAE students will follow a common mobility route for the first year (both first and second semesters) before selecting the final training among the different mobility options offered for the second year.

 

IMAE students will be awarded with a joint Diploma given by the University of Coimbra (UC) and the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU). Students that decide to complete their specialization in the second year in one of the other 3 universities of the consortium (UEA, UFRGS or UoS) will have also a local M.Sc. degree.

Specialization on Environmental Quality Assessment and Conservation

Year 1

1st semester:

 UC (Portugal) + USP (Brazil)

2nd semester:

 CAU (Germany)

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Year 2

1st & 2nd semester:

UC (Portugal)  or elective mobility to UFRGS (Brazil) or UoS (Canada) to take courses and develop thesis project.

Specialization on Ecosystems Functional Analysis

Year 1

1st semester:

 UC (Portugal) + USP (Brazil)

2nd semester:

 CAU (Germany)

Year 2

1st & 2nd semester:

CAU (Germany) or elective mobility to UEA (England) to take courses and develop thesis project.

Mobility route

Year 1

1st semester

This period will take place at Coimbra, Portugal, encompassing an extended scientific study programme where all of you will be familiarized with the main approaches in Ecology.

 

Mobility tracks provide you with the opportunity to experience a field course in Mediterranean Ecosystems in Portugal and another field course in Tropical Ecosystems in Brazil.

Year 1

2nd semester

In March-April the cohort will move together to Kiel, Germany, and have the chance to participate in many field courses and an excursion offered by the Kiel University.

Year 2

1st & 2nd semester

After the summer break, you proceed to the university you selected among the five elective institutions. Note: the validation of the 2nd year mobility depends on the discussion and analysis of the choices of each student, so that the distribution among the different institutions of the consortium is balanced and financially sustainable.

You will be registered at the University of Coimbra. In case you decide to do or to complete your Master Thesis project in a partner university, you will also be registered there:

  • Kiel University - Kiel, Germany

  • University of East Anglia - Norwich, UK

  • Federal University of Rio Grande de Sul - Porto Alegre, Brazil

  • University of Saskatchewan - Saskatoon, Canada

Your Master Thesis project can be carried out anywhere as long as the project is co-supervised by one of the consortium Universities and after approval by IMAE coordination.

Graduation

The master thesis defence will take place at the university where you have developed your thesis project ant is done according to local rules.

 

You will be awarded an IMAE Diploma issued jointly by the University of Coimbra and the Kiel University. In case you graduated in a partner university you will be awarded a national MSc degree by the corresponding institution.