Environmental Protection and Management
Biological sciences
Master's Programme
Mode of studies: 
full-time programme
2 years (4 semesters)
Tuition fee: 
15,000 PLN/year (approx. 3,500 EUR/year)
Degree awarded: 
magister (equivalent of master’s degree)
Application deadline: 
Tuesday, 28 May, 2024
Day of semester start: 
Tuesday, 1 October, 2024
Credits (ECTS): 
Please contact the Unit
Admission requirements: 

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Detailed information about admission to this study programme, including information on the method of calculating the result, qualification criteria, fees, deadlines, and a list of required documents are available on the Online Application System (IRK): irk.uj.edu.pl


Programme description

The Environmental Protection and Management studies are addressed to English-speaking students who seek specialist education in contemporary environmental conservation and natural resource management. Our experienced staff and external high-class experts, recognised for their research achievements, impart deepened and constantly updated knowledge, focusing on team work as well as planning and conducting valorisation and monitoring projects. The interdisciplinary study programme provides a large number of practical activities in well equipped, modern laboratories as well as during field classes.

Graduate profile

The programme participant acquires a profound understanding of contemporary determinants of and challenges to environmental conservation and understands the legal complexity and principles of the management of common resources. Graduates can plan and execute actions towards effective monitoring, protection and sustainable use of natural resources. They recognise current threats to the environment and can devise preventive and repair actions. They obtain interpersonal skills required to successfully apply such competences in real world environmental management. Graduates are able to raise funding and apply for grants. Completion of the programme allows employment in public or private sectors worldwide: the administration of protected areas, environmental agencies, various research units as well as non-governmental organisations and private enterprises.