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Educational-qualification degree "master of science" 
in "Ecology and Ecosystems Conservation"
(for Bulgarian students only)

The graduate students of the educational-qualification degree "master of science" of "Ecology and Ecosystems Conservation" are well prepared and qualified expert ecologists. They can develop and multidirectional and various ecological activity in relation to environmental conservation, restoration and sustainable development. They could develop plans and systems for management of the environment's components and rational use of renewable and non-renewable natural resources with the aim of accomplishing a sustainable economic development. At the government and private sectors our students will be irreplaceable experts, who will aid the development of the human society as a whole with their professional knowledge and skills. They will be the key figure at the developing the ecological legislation at different levels with the concern of the environment. They will initialize the introduction of new technologies aiding the economics and the production by decreasing the negative impact on the environment. They will propose the development and the integration of innovations for the wastes treatment and less resources consumption by means of closed cycles of production. They will propose action plans for rational energy use and programs for restoration of the damage made by non-ecological economics. 

The education process with the students of EQD "master of science" of "Ecology and Ecosystems Conservation" is conducted in specialized classrooms and laboratories in the Faculty of Biology, giving them the opportunity for a contemporary education. The field studies and exercises with the students are conducted in protected territories, caves, wetlands, purifying stations, wastes depots, RIOEW, ecological departments of city halls, rescue centers for injured wildlife, fisheries etc. with the guidance of different experts working in the different fields with the aim of obtaining the most recent and contemporary information.

Requirements: the candidats must have the educational-qualification degree "bachelor of science" in professional area 4.3. Biological sciences, 1.3. Pedagogigs in education of Biology, 5.11. Biotechnologies, 4.4. Earth sciences, 6.1. to 6.5. Agricultural and veterinary sciences.



Educational-qualification degree "master of science" 
in "Ecology, management and control of the environment"
(for Bulgarian students only)

At the end of XX and beginning of the XI century, the economy is directly related to ecology. Today, with increasing force the economic, political and managerial aspects of issues related to the environment are realized. The development of corporate environmental policy is an innovative practice that increases the efficiency, competitiveness and prosperity of the business community, coupled with care for the environment. The concept of sustainable development was introduced in the company management through the development of new technologies that improve procedures and reduce their harmful impact on the environment, implementation of production processes that consume less resources and energy, and using closed loop implementation of technology recovery of waste products, creating programs for recovery after damage caused by environmentally unfriendly industries, development of complete systems for environmental management, etc. Today, the business community is increasingly in need of qualified managers in ecology to environmental policies incorporated into the overall development strategy of the company management systems.



Graduates are prepared to:
        - Start jobs in the private industrial sector in large companies and small and medium enterprises, skilled in the field of environmental management and environmental sciences.
        - Professional realization graduate students will find in companies in a variety of industries, which will develop and implement management practices and skills related to the production and the environment.
        - Another level of realization are public institutions at national and local (municipal) level, where managers and ecologists will showcase their skills in the development of national and regional plans, policies and programs for sustainable development and the use of the environment.
Requirements: the candidats must have the educational-qualification degree "bachelor of science" in professional area 4.3. Biological sciences, 1.3. Pedagogigs in education of Biology, 5.11. Biotechnologies, 4.4. Earth sciences, 6.1. to 6.5. Agricultural and veterinary sciences.


Educational-qualification degree "master of science" 
in "Ecology and Ecosystems Conservation"
(in English)
The graduate master program "Ecology and ecosystems conservation" (in English) aims at two target groups: to EU citizens, who speak English, and persons from non-EU countries, who speak English language. Due to this, the program is entirely in English - including all academic courses and composition of a Master Thesis. Proficiency knowledge of English for these professionals is a necessary requirement for successful stepping onto the international labor market of specialists, graduated in "Ecology and ecosystems conservation"
Improving the qualifications of the graduates is guaranteed by the objectives of the program - training of graduates in the field of ecology and conservation of ecosystems, who will meet the modern market's demands of work in this direction. The courses included in the program are taught by specialists in ecology and conservation of natural ecosystems from the Faculty of Biology of Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski", Agricultural University - Plovdiv, BAS institutes, as well as MEW, environmental consultant companies and NGOs, which ensures the adequacy of the teaching process.
Subjects covered in the master program are selected according to the modern European standards in the field of ecology and conservation of natural ecosystems. They are logically arranged to build-up the students' knowledge, both theoretically and supported by many fields and practical work. The masters' degree in "Ecology and ecosystems conservation" will give the students, the necessary competencies related to the knowledge of structure and functioning of the natural ecosystems; the mechanisms of assessment of the influence of the anthropogenic factors; the specific legal requirements, for management and protection of natural ecosystems; how to successfully use and adequate protection against anthropogenic pressure on nature by using mechanisms regulated by laws and institutions specialized in this field.
Based on these facts, through quality training, carried out by highly qualified specialists and teachers to ensure successful implementation of the labor market for graduates of this master's program in line with the mission and goals of Plovdiv University to educate and create competitive specialists at European level.
Requirements: the applicants must have and educational qualification degree "Bachelor of Science" (BSc) or "Master of Science" (MSc) in the following professional fields: Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Agroecology, Biology, Biology and Chemistry, Education in Biology, Biotechnology, etc. English language proficiency is required. The applicants submit application form and diplomas of Bachelor's or Master's degree and diploma (certificate) for English language proficiency (if available). A commission ranks the candidates in success.
Ecology and ecosystem conservation (in English) - Syllabus [PDF]


PhD degree in "Ecology and Conservation of the Ecosystems"

The education of PhD students of the doctoral program "Ecology and Conservation of the Ecosystems" is conducted in correspondence with the requirements of the Law for the education, the Order for the government requirements for the training of PhD students (Darjaven Vestnik 90/03.11.2000), the crieria of the Faculty of Biology and the regulations of the University of Plovdiv and the Faculty of Biology. The allocation of the PhD degree is for students from EQD "master of science" from professional trend 4.3. Biological sciences. The qualification characteristics reflect the knowledge and the skills, which will obtain the future PhD, the fields for applying this knowledge, the methods for preparation and the field of professional realization.