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Master's Degree in Basic and Applied Research in Game Resources (MUIBARC)


PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE: From April 1 to September 12, 2022

ADMISSION DEADLINE: From May 9 to September 16, 2022

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: From June 20 to September 30, 2022

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.

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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.

List of MSc theses resulting from the MUIBARC

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.

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The keys of the MUIBARC

  • The MUIBARC teaching staff is not only part of the IREC, which belongs to the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) or the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC). In addition, the contribution made by researchers from other universities and research centers, both Spanish and foreign, stands out. In all cases they are some of the most prestigious scientists in their respective fields of work.
  • The MUIBARC gives access to the Doctorate.. The training acquired by graduates (more than half has already a PhD degree) has allowed their incorporation into work in various national and foreign companies in the environmental, animal health and production, hunting and biotechnology sectors, and in more than a quarter of the cases, in educational and research institutions.
  • The prestige of the MUIBARC in the field of wildlife research has grown steadily since its creation, having positively passed two evaluations from the Spanish National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA), which indicates its solvency in the Spanish university scene.
  • The quality of MUIBARC has promoted its internationalization, so that 15% of its students are foreigners and 21% of its graduates carry out their activity outside of Spain.
  • The high quality of the MSc theses resulting from the MUIBARC motivates that they give rise to scientific publications in journals indexed in the Science Citation Index (SCI), which gives an important curricular advantage to their authors.
  • The teaching articulation of one week per subject and the possibility of partial enrollment allow students to organize their follow-up, adapting it to their particular situation, being able to complete the MUIBARC in one academic year or more.
  • If the sanitary conditions motivated by the COVID-19 pandemic prevent attendance, the IREC has the means and experience to offer the teaching remotely, maintaining the high quality of training that characterizes the MUIBARC. In that case, the field and laboratory practices would be rescheduled to other dates.
  • For students who do not have completed a BSc degree at the time of enrollment, there is the possibility that they will be admitted on a conditional basis, as long as they graduate before the end of 2020.
  • Once admitted into the MUIBARC, the student receives a communication at the email address indicated in the pre-enrollment application, with the information regarding the enrollment appointment, in order to formalize it online in the assigned time frame.



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