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


PRE-REGISTRATION PERIOD: From March 27 to September 11, 2023

ADMISSION DEADLINE: From May 10 to September 15, 2023

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: From June 20 to September 30, 2023

The overall objective of the Master's Degree in Basic and Applied Research in Game Resources (MUIBARC) is the training of graduates capable of carrying out scientific research tasks in the field of management and conservation of wildlife and biodiversity, including game species.

The MUIBARC is considered as a specific offer of knowledge on wildlife species, including game species, at a specialized level and complementary to various degrees. It is addressed to professionals and students who intend to increase their training in various scientific disciplines associated with the conservation and management of biodiversity and with the promotion of sustainable and rational hunting management, based on the application of scientific criteria.

Diptych of the Master MUIBARC edition 2023-2024

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THE MUIBARC is taught in an academic year divided into two semesters and is structured in 60 ECTS. Each subject is taught in one 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 situations of compatibility (full dedication or compatibility with work obligations or of another type) that potential interested parties may present.

List of MSc theses resulting from the MUIBARC

The specific objectives of this Master focus on students acquiring the following skills:

  • Know, understand and be able to update the theoretical and practical scientific-technical foundations on which research on wildlife and game resources are based.
  • Generate initiatives for research in the field of wildlife and its environment.
  • Learn about the work dynamics of the various research teams at a center dedicated to the study of wildlife, understanding their role in the overall R+D+i system.
  • Master the laboratory and instrumentation techniques and the field work of greater use in wildlife research.
  • Address the realization of scientific projects on wildlife and game resources: hypothesis approach, selection of resources, analysis of results, presentation and discussion.
  • Being able to convey interest in research on wildlife and game resources, attractively presenting the progress achieved thanks to it, and its impact at a social level and in other areas of research and development.
  • Being able to select the most suitable experimental model for the objectives of 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 not only integrates the IREC staff, which belongs to the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) or the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC). Besides, highlights the contribution made by researchers from other universities and research centers, both Spanish and foreigners. In all cases, they are some of the most prestigious scientists in their respective fields of work.
  • The MUIBARC gives access to the PhD. The training acquired by the graduates (more than half have already a PhD) has allowed their employment in various national and international companies in the environmental, animal health and production, hunting and biotechnological sectors, and in more than a quarter of the cases, in educational and research institutions.
  • MUIBARC's prestige in the field of wildlife research has grown steadily since its creation, having positively passed two evaluations of the National Agency for Quality Evaluation and Accreditation (ANECA), which indicates its solvency in the Spanish university scene.
  • The quality of MUIBARC has boosted its internationalization, so that 15% of its students are foreigners and 21% of the graduates develop their activity outside of Spain.
  • The high quality of the MSc theses (TFM) resulting from the MUIBARC motivates give rise to scientific publications in journals indexed in the Science Citation Index (SCI), which gives an important curricular advantage to its authors.
  • The teaching articulation of one week per subject and the possibility of partial enrollment allow the student to organize their follow-up adapting it to their particular situation, being able to complete it in one academic year or more.
  • For students who, at the time of enrollment, do not have a full bachelor's degree there is the possibility that they will be admitted conditionally as long as they graduate before the end of 2020.
  • Once admitted to the MUIBARC, the student receives a communication by email, with the information related to the registration appointment, in order to formalize it by INTERNET within the appointment period assigned.


MUIBARC Master Poster 2023-2024 Edition


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