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.
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.
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.