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Master of Science in Environmental Governance with Specialization in Biodiversity




Core Courses (BG-C)
BG-C-01 Biodiversity Governance and Policy

8 credits

BG-C-02 Political Economy of Sustainable Development

8 credits

BG-C-03 Legal and Socio-economic Aspects in Biodiversity Governance

8 credits

BG-C-04 Research Methods

14 credits

BG-C-05 Thesis

20 credits

BG-C-06 Biology for Policy: Fundamentals of Life Sciences for Environmental Governance

 2 credits

* Biology for Policy: Optional for students with strong biological backgrounds.
There will be an exam for students who wish to opt out of this course.

Elective Courses (BG-E)
BG-E-07 Urbanization, Governance and Biodiversity

2 credits

BG-E-10 Fresh Water Biodiversity

2 credits

BG-E-13 International Regulation of Biotechnology

2 credits

BG-E-15 Education for Sustainable Development and Biodiversity

3 credits

BG-E-17 Coastal Management and Biodiversity

3 credits

BG-E-18 Law of the Sea and Biodiversity

2 credits

BG-E-20 Ecological and Environmental Economics

5 credits

BG-E-21 Natural Disasters and their Effect on Coastal Biodiversity

2 credits

BG-E-23 Sustainable Bioproduction and Biodiversity

2 credits

BG-E-24 Tropical Forests in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

1 credit

BG-E-25 Intellectual Property and Biodiversity

2 credits

BG-E-27 International Environmental Law

2 credits

BG-E-28 Polar Science and Polar Governance

2 credits

BG-E-29  National Biodiversity Planning

1 credit

BG-E-30 International Oceans Science and Governance

3 credits

BG-E-31 Community-Based Natural Resources Management

2 credits

BG-E-32 Global Environmental Governance

4 credits

BG-E-33 Biodiversity and Health

2 credits

BG-E-34 Science, Technology and Biodiversity Conservation

2 credits

BG-E-35 Biodiversity Financing

3 credits

BG-E-36 Biodiplomacy

2 credits

BG-E-37 Bioethics

3 credits

BG-E-38 Wetlands Management and Governance

2 credits

BG-E-39 Introduction to Negotiation Analysis for Environmental Governance

1 credit

*Elective course offerings will depend on faculty availability and the interest of the students. The above listing is subject to change.

** One credit is equivalent to 25 to 30 hours of work (both classroom work and individual study).
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