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Ecology and Evolutio, full-time degree programme (WBL-E130-2SO)

(in Polish: Ecology and Evolution, stacjonarne drugiego stopnia)
full-time, 2 years
Language: English

Qualification awarded:

(in Polish) Magisterium - ecology and evolution

Access to further studies:

education in doctoral school, postgraduate programmes

Professional status:

A graduate has acquired knowledge as well as practical skills within the scope of natural science, particularly concerning those which are useful in solving contemporary ecological issues, and in evolutionary research. An active knowledge of the English language enables graduates to undertake third-cycle progammes at leading foreign universities and research centres. Thanks to abilities acquired in a laboratory and field work a graduate is able to prepare both a field and experimental research, knowledge of statistics enables a graduate to apply proper tests and analyse obtained results. A graduate can critically select information, as well as perform a reliable analysis of a studied issue, with the appliance of a general knowledge. He/she is able to work in a team, as well as presents competences needed in order to work in various positions and various levels of a professional responsibility. Thanks to high professional qualifications a graduate may be employed in institutions of a state and EU administration, as well as non-governmental organisations and agencies.

Access requirements

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Teaching standards

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Graduates who complete the programme of study have acquired the learning outcomes specified in Resolution No. 7/I/2013 adopted by the Senate of the Jagiellonian University on 30th January 2013 on: establishing at the Faculty of Biology and Earth Sciences of the Jagiellonian University the full-time second-cycle programme of study of a general academic profile within the field of study Ecology and Evolution, as of the 2013/2014 academic year, and the introduction of learning outcomes for the field of study Ecology and Evolution second-cycle programme of a general academic profile, as of the 2013/2014 academic year. Graduates hold the following qualifications as regards knowledge, skills, and social competences: KNOWLEDGE - interprets the complexity of ecological processes and phenomena in nature based on empirical evidence from various disciplines - has knowledge of the methodology of biological sciences with particular emphasis on evolutionary ecology and makes a critical analysis of relevant data using mathematical and statistical methods - possesses essential knowledge of environmental science and sciences necessary to understand the relationships, dependencies and functioning of organisms in the environment - possesses in-depth knowledge of ecology, evolution and selected specializations of biological sciences, through which the student recognises the relationships and dependencies at different functioning levels of the natural environment - knows existing and recognizes new global threats to the natural environment - possesses in-depth knowledge of the dependencies and mechanisms of evolution - knows and keeps track of important scientific achievements and scientific developmental trends in ecology, evolution and molecular biology - recognizes dynamic development of the biological sciences and the emergence of new trends and research disciplines - indicates the most important trends in the development of biological sciences in the field of ecology and evolution - knows the basic and advanced methods of modeling the course of biological phenomena and processes using mathematical, statistical and computing methods - knows the rules of planning research, verifying research hypotheses, research techniques and tools used in ecology and molecular biology - has knowledge of the ways of acquiring and accounting research and implementation projects in the field of biological sciences - is familiar with the basic rules of safety and health at work as well as ergonomics - knows, understands and applies the intellectual property rights and copyright law - knows the general rules for foundation and development of individual entrepreneurship using ecological concepts SKILLS - employs advanced techniques and research tools specific to different fields of ecology - is able to search various sources for scientific information in English and take advantage of it - uses specialized ecological and biological terminology in English - demonstrates skills of critical analysis and selecting information especially from electronic sources - able to plan and carry out research tasks and expertise under the guidance of an academic supervisor - uses advanced statistical tools and numerical techniques appropriate for solving problems in the field of ecology and related sciences - uses expertise to interpret collected empirical data and to draw appropriate conclusions - formulates correct conclusions and judgments based on collected empirical data - is able to prepare a scientific presentation using various types of verbal and multimedia communication - has the ability to write a research paper in English presenting their own research and scientific discoveries - has the ability to make speeches in English on specific issues of ecology, evolution and related fields - independently plans his/her professional or scientific/academic career - has English language skills of level B2+ (in accordance with Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)specializing in biological sciences SOCIAL COMPETENCES - understands the need for learning throughout life/lifelong learning, is able to inspire and organize the learning process of others - knows how to work in a team assuming different roles, can schedule the work especially when it comes to dividing the responsibilities and time management - is able to hear out, accept or reject the opinion of other team members, especially subordinates - is able to prioritize appropriately for the task set by oneself or others - is able to be self-critical and to draw conclusions based on self-analysis - identifies and resolves the dilemmas associated with the work performed in accordance with ethical principles - consistently applies and disseminates the principle of strict interpretation of biological phenomena and processes in research and practical activities based on empirical data - has a habit of using recognized sources of scientific information and principles of critical reasoning in solving practical problems - exhibits responsibility for assessing the risks arising from the use of research techniques and creating safe work environment taking into account the principles of ergonomics - regularly updates on biological knowledge and information about its practical applications - is able to think and act in an entrepreneurial manner