The general objective of the Master's Degree in Basic and Applied Research in Game Resources (MUIBARC) is the training of graduates capable of developing scientific research tasks in the field of management and conservation of wildlife and biodiversity, including game species.
The MUIBARC is proposed as a specific offer of knowledge on wildlife species, including game species, at a specialized level and complementary to that of various graduate and postgraduate degrees. It is intended for professionals and students who want to increase their training in various scientific disciplines associated with the conservation and management of biodiversity and with the promotion of sustainable and rational game management, based on the application of scientific criteria.
The MUIBARC is taught in an academic year divided into two semesters and is structured in 60 ECTS credits. Each subject is taught in a week in morning and afternoon sessions, in which laboratory practices and field activities represent more than half of the credits. This sequential system, in which almost all face-to-face activities are concentrated in 9 weeks, has several advantages to satisfy the various compatibility situations (full dedication or compatibility with work or other obligations) that potentially interested participants may present.
The specific objectives of this Master's degree focus on students acquiring the following skills:
- To know, understand and be able to update the scientific-technical theoretical and practical foundations on which wildlife research and game resources research are based.
- To generate initiatives for research in the field of wildlife and its environment.
- To know the work dynamics of the various research groups of a institution dedicated to the study of wildlife, understanding their role in the general R+D+i R system.
- To master the instrumentation and laboratory techniques and field work procedures mostly used in wildlife research.
- To address the implementation of scientific projects on wildlife and game resources: hypothesis formulation, selection of resources, analysis, presentation and discussion of results.
- To be able to convey interest in wildlife and game resources research, presenting in an attractive way the progress made thanks to it, and its impact on a social level and in other areas of research and development.
- To be able to select the most appropriate experimental model for the objectives of a scientific research in the field of wildlife or the sustainable management of game species and their natural habitats.