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Qualification: Academic bachelor's degree in ecology and nature conservation (no legal status)

Academic bachelor's degree in ecology and nature conservation (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to:

(general competences)

  • analyse, synthesise and anticipate solutions and consequences of various levels of the natural sciences from molecular biology to landscape ecology,
  • demonstrate mastery of research methods, procedures and processes in ecology and nature conservation and develop a range of self-critical assessments in this field,
  • demonstrate knowledge of all components of "traditional biology" (flora, fauna, gea), above all from the point of view of biodiversity,
  • apply knowledge of the basics of natural science disciplines, above all the foundations of biology and ecology with nature conservation at various levels,
  • demonstrate autonomy in professional work in the fields of ecology and nature conservation,
  • demonstrate proficiency in communication skills and expertise in general, and take part in teamwork in both the national and international business and scientific environments,
  • demonstrate awareness of the limits placed by professional ethics in this field of the natural sciences,

(subject-specific competences)

  • demonstrate knowledge of all basic theoretical and applied aspects of ecology and conservation biology as scientific disciplines,
  • demonstrate knowledge of the natural, social and legal basis of nature conservation around the world, in Europe and in Slovenia,
  • demonstrate knowledge of the biological, legal, spatial planning-and information-related background to the planning, management and protection of the natural environment,
  • demonstrate mastery of the basics of all three aspects of ecology and nature conservation: the specialist aspect (biodiversity at the level of genes, populations, species, ecosystems and landscape), the social aspect (knowledge of legal regulations in Slovenia and the EU) and the practical/technical aspect (geographical information systems),
  • address biological and ecological problems at the "macro" level, in both basic contexts (research, education, some sectors of biotechnology) and applied contexts (project work in nature conservation, administration, business sector),
  • demonstrate understanding of and implement nature conservation laws and regulations, EU directives and international conventions regarding nature,
  • participate in the preparation and implementation of international agreements in the field of nature conservation and biodiversity,
  • demonstrate understanding of the inclusion of nature conservation elements in sectoral policies.

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Students' knowledge is assessed by means of practical exercises and seminar papers, and also via products, projects, performances, services, etc. and by examinations. Examination performance is graded as follows: 10 (excellent); 9 (very good: above-average knowledge but with some mistakes); 8 (very good: solid results); 7 (good); 6 (adequate: knowledge satisfies minimum criteria); 5–1 (inadequate). In order to pass an examination, a candidate must achieve a grade between adequate (6) and excellent (10). 

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  • Matura or
  • vocational matura and an examination in one of the matura subjects; the selected subject may not be a subject which the candidate has already taken in the vocational matura; or
  • school-leaving examination (prior to 1 June 1995) under any four-year secondary school programme.

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Second-cycle master's study programmes (SQF level 8)

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In order to complete the programme, students must complete all course units prescribed by the study programme.

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University of Maribor, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

NQF Level: 
7
Access requirements: 
  • Matura or
  • vocational matura and an examination in one of the matura subjects; the selected subject may not be a subject which the candidate has already taken in the vocational matura; or
  • school-leaving examination (prior to 1 June 1995) under any four-year secondary school programme.
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In order to complete the programme, students must complete all course units prescribed by the study programme.