Degree: Master in natural resources management
Duration: Three academic semesters
Director: Dr. René Montalba Navarro
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The objective of the Master's Program in Natural Resources Management is to train professionals competent to manage natural resources, with a territorial approach, for the sustainable development of the agricultural, forestry, tourism sector, among others. In addition, graduates will be highly qualified to undertake conservation actions and management of natural areas, and participate in development processes that involve the use of natural resources with a focus on sustainability.

More specifically, this professional must know and assimilate the new advances that occur in the field of natural resource management and other related areas, in order to apply this knowledge in their professional work. In addition, they will be able to develop innovation andtransfer knowledge, along with professional activities of high demand and complexity, and develop projects that require a transdisciplinary approach.

Graduate profile

Professionals who obtain a master's degree in Natural Resource Management will have a strong technical and scientific background and will be able to perform as specialists in productive activities and natural resource management in private and public entities. In general terms, the profile is oriented to provide an integral, ethical-value education, committed to the development of the country and the region. Specifically, the Master in Natural Resource Management has the following characteristics:

• A solid training in natural resource management, which allows the student to contribute to the sustainable use of natural resources.

• A training focused on generic competences of: commitment to the conservation of the environment, valuation and respect for biological and cultural diversity, ability to work in a team

The profile has an integral approach, in which the student not only acquires specific knowledge and professional competences, but also develops behaviors that allow her/him to be a pro-active member of a society in constant change. The curriculum is oriented towards the integration of knowledge from different disciplinary origins, through which the student will develop the skills and abilities that allow him to solve problems, develop innovations and respond to the demands of society.

Admission requirements

Professionals who are in possession of Bachelor’s degree in the forestry and agricultural area, the field of natural resources or other related areas may apply to the program.

Description of studiesThe first semester

• Sustainable management of natural resources
• Data Analysis

Second semester

• Specialization subject I
• Specialization subject II
• Specialization subject III
• Specialization Seminar Third semester

Third Semester

• Specialization seminar
• Work of Degree or Equivalent Formative Activity
• Defense of the Final work

Specializations inAcroqcology
- Ecology of agricultural systems
- Efficient use of soil and climate resources
- Agroecological design and management

Analysis and Governance of Socioecological Systems
- Socioecological systems
- Territorial dynamics
- Environmental and natural resource governance

Evaluation of Natural resources
- Landscape Ecology
- Ecological conservation and restoration
- Monitoring of natural resources

In addition, during the second and third semesters, the courses "Specialization Seminar I" and "Specialization Seminar II" are given, which correspond to instances of participation between teachers and students who participate in each area of specialization, where Formative processes are generated based on discussion and directed work.