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Msc.Nature Conservation

The master degree study program offered in English for Nature Conservation (NCO) is open for graduates of the bachelor study program in Applied Ecology, and for degree-holders with a background in ecology, biology, zoology, botany, geology, conservation biology, land management, landscape ecology or environmental sciences. The NCO program is best suited for those wishing to acquire advanced knowledge and research-based skills in nature conservation. Previous course credit in statistics, physics or calculus is a plus for entering this degree program. International students from other countries and the greater EU are strongly encouraged to apply, as are Czech speaking bachelor students from Land and Water Resources.

The NCO Masters of Science degree (MSc) provides a solid understanding in both applied and theory-based resource conservation and management, based on principles of applied landscape ecology. NCO is an accredited degree program required for practice of management of protected landscape areas with the Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic, the EU and applicable international locations as well.

The studies center on sustainable natural resources; students will acquire advanced knowledge on a range of methods for conserving the biosphere, applied landscape ecology, land reclamation, watercourse revitalization, erosion and soil protection, ecological stress and rehabilitation technology, game management, and methods of environmental assessment.

The two-year study program consists of required courses and research-based field studies. Course work includes: Forest ecology; environmental economics; conservation biology; wetlands conservation; ArcGIS; conservation genetics; river restoration; plants; landscape planning and others. Students may take additional classes not included in the NCO study plan; these will be added to your diploma supplement. Resources exist for graduates who wish to continue their studies at the PhD level. Erasmus exchange students can enrol for one or two semesters.

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Applications start 1st November 2017
Applications end 31st March 2018
Start of study: 2nd October 2018
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Admission requirements

Completed bachelor degree (completed undergraduate study) entrance examination from Individual interview.



Degree master post bachelor
Study duration 2 years
Language English
Place Prague
School fees € 185 per year 1

1 Deadline for application might be postponed. For detailed info contact Ing. Kristina Janečková, Ph.D. (janeckovak@fzp.czu.cz)

Česká zemědělská univerzita v Praze