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Master's Degree - Life & Earth Sciences
Ecology via distance learning
This Master's Degree covers ecology and environmental science and shows how their theories are applied in the real world to provide effective understanding of ecological problems. It presents the knowledge needed to intervene environmental impact and considers the best solutions to ecological problems and environmental health issues.
The Master's Degree online via distance learning provides students with specialized training. Students acquire practical knowledge and specific skills in courses related directly to the student's concentration. More info...
* 36 to 54 academic credits above a Bachelor's program.
* Duration ranges from 9 to 12 months.
* Program Structure: 70% textbooks + 30% project.
* Admission is open for adults over 25 years of age.
* Bachelor's degree or international equivalent (3 to 4 years of study) is required for admission.
Fees include all: Program of study, textbooks, study guide, evaluation and assessment, diploma, and transcript.
Cost per BIU earned postgraduate credit: 130 Euros (170 US$)
Cost per transferred credit from previous education and/or professional experience if required: 20 Euros (25 US$)
36 ... 54 Academic credits
Tuition Fee :Min. 4.680 Euros (6.120 US$) ... Max. 7.020 Euros (9.180 US$).
"An investment in education always pays the best interest." Benjamin Franklin.
Payment plans are available upon request up to 36 monthly installments. More info...
Ecology via distance learning
36 ... 54 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
+ 36 Academic credits - Ecology Online
+ Other additional subjects
+ 13 Academic credits - Research methodology and final project or thesis.
+ 36 Academic credits: Ecology Online
BIU Earned Credits
Credits earned through the completion of academic work at Bircham International University (Reports, Projects and Thesis).
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credits (30 hours of study).
Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):
You may study any subject as an independent online continuing education course. More info...
University graduate level continuing education course.
Background in this field of study is recommended.
501ECO - Ecosystems
502ECO - Environmental Policies
503ECO - Human Habitat
504ECO - Climate Change
505ECO - Environmental Science
506ECO - Natural Resource Economics
507ECO - Habitat Conservation Planning
508ECO - Water & Air Quality
509ECO - Environmental Health
510ECO - Bioprocessing of Byproducts
511ECO - Ecology & Human Impact
512ECO - Ecology
Bibliography: Ecology via distance learning
The corresponding textbooks are included in the fees. Once the fee has been paid, the books may take between two to five weeks to reach your address. Bircham International University offices may inform you at any time of the status of your books. If the book is in English, the required report must be written in English unless you have requested to write it in other language and have gained Bircham International University authorization. More info...
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+ Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. For example: Agroecology - Disaster Management - Environmental Engineering - Environmental Health - Environmental Management - Environmental Science - Fire Science - Forestry - Marine Ecosystems - Meteorology - Natural Ecosystems Management .
Other additional subjects - For example:
Bioprocessing of Byproducts
Coastal & Marine Ecosystems
Ecology & Human Impact
Energy Pollution Control
Fire Fighting Strategy
Firefighters & Fire Departments
Forest Ecosystem Management
Hazardous Waste Management
Natural Ecosystems Management
Solid Waste Management
Toxicological Risk Assessment
Water & Waste Sanitation
Weather Analysis & Forecasting
Wildlife Ecology Management
+ 13 Academic credits (Research methodology and final project or thesis. More info...).
Admission requirements: Master's - Ecology
Bircham International University distance learning degree admission requirements differ depending upon the Faculty and the major of study. There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, sex, beliefs and/or religion. A minimum of 30% of the total number of credits required by any adult degree program syllabus has to be transferred from previous education and/or validated from professional experience in order to gain admission. A maximum of 20% of the total number of credits required by the distance learning degree program can be transferred from professional and life experience. More info...
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About tuition fees: “I was reluctant to spend a lot of money for my education. Administration at BIU studied my case and assisted me financially by awarding me a partial scholarship. It turned out to be the best investment I had ever made”. More info...
Learning outcomes: Master's - Ecology
The following learning outcomes are compatible with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for lifelong learning and continuing education. The EQF directives facilitate acceptance of this course credits by many higher education institution. These learning outcomes are achieved after completion of this course with a passing grade. Better grades will demonstrate higher analysis, evaluation and critical thinking skills. More info...
EQF LEVEL 5. Applicable knowledge and problem resolution.
Outcome resulting from course content analysis and practical applications included in the report.
The student will discuss in writing the interrelationships between Ecology key concepts and will illustrate the contents with diagrams, charts, examples of practical application, and/or case studies. Several reviews and adjustments of the course contents will be necessary to meet the 20 to 35 pages report length limits and demonstrate a solid specialized knowledge of Ecology and its applicability in the professional field of Life & Earth Sciences. More info...
EQF LEVEL 6. Advanced knowledge and critical understanding.
Outcome resulting from course content assessment and its applicability to problem solving.
The student's ability to combine the different parts of the text and to form a new coherent and harmonic final report will determine the critical understanding of the subject and an advanced knowledge of Ecology. The student written report style, content, and structure play an important role in the assessment and applicability of the knowledge about Ecology to different Life & Earth Sciences decision making scenarios and problem-solving. More info...
Master's Degree - Life & Earth Sciences
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Master's Degree - Ecology