Master's Degree in Plant Biology in Mediterranean Conditions (MBPM): 2013-14

Branch of Knowledge Sciences
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Number of Credits 90
Places available for new applicants 20


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Public price per credit
  • 1st registration : 32,47€
  • 2nd registration : 52,75€
  • 3rd registration : 52,75€
  • 4th registration : 52,75€
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Title Description

Candidate profile and admission requirements

The following will be taken into account:

  • Applicants must hold a degree in: Biology, Engineering, Agronomy, Horticultural Sciences, Technical Forestry Engineering, Forestry Engineering, Biochemistry, Environmental Science or any other degree related to the course.
  • The applicant’s academic and professional CV.
  • In the case of the doctorate it would be convenient if the applicant had already studied a strand of the present postgraduate course.

Academic and Professional Objectives

General aims

  • Gain basic knowledge of Plant Biology (Botanics, Eco-physiology) in Mediterranean conditions and its development in the face of environmental factors (climate and soil).
  • Be aware of and assess applications and techniques related to agriculture, gardening, forestry exploitation and management of the environment in Mediterranean conditions.
  • Gain knowledge, skills and revision in the use of advanced research technologies and practical applications in this field, as well as equipping students with the tools necessary for the solving of problems in a multidisciplinary environment.

Specific aims

  • Distinguish key elements in the Mediterranean environment, including the flora and physical environment, highlighting the importance of biodiversity.
  • Understand genetic, molecular and physiological mechanisms that condition plants’ dependence on water, and the potential applications of this knowledge in the management of irrigation waters.
  • Update and put into practice knowledge of advanced instrumental techniques for the study and management of Mediterranean vegetation.
  • Be aware of technological advances that allow improved plant production in Mediterranean conditions.
  • Know how to manage natural resources by means of technologies that permit a sustainable development of the Mediterranean environment.
  • Be aware of the latest technologies in the sustainable management of agricultural resources in semi-arid climates.

Access to other professional courses and pathways

Once they have successfully completed the masters course, students may apply to study the PhD course in Plant Biology.

Course Structure

Strands :

  • Research and Development:
    • "Advances in Plant Biology"
  • Professionalisation:
    • "Advances in Agronomy"
    • "Management of Vegetation in the Mediterranean Countryside"

The curriculum can be found in the publication of BOE No. 280 of November 18, 2010 - Resolution 17806 and the subjects in the " Subjects " of this degree.

Final Examination


Assessment Criteria and Examinations

Can be found in the teaching guides - Webside " Subjects "

ECTS Coordinating Lecturer

Dr. Javier Gulías Leon

Departament   Departament de Biologia , UIB
Phone  971 17 3446
E-mail   dbajgl4 arroba



Subject Lecturers Univ.
Formation of Species and Differentiation in Plants Dr. Maurici Mus UIB
Plant Biodiversity in Mediterranean Areas Dr. Joan Rita UIB
Plant/Soil Relationships Dr. Javier Gulías León UIB
Plant Reactions under Hydric Stress Dr. Jaume Flexas, Dr. Miquel Ribas-Carbó UIB
Water Dynamics in Plants and New Irrigation Technologies Dr. José Mariano Escalona Lorenzo , Dr. Robert Save Monserrat UIB
Irrigation and Efficiency in Water Usage Dr. Hipólito Medrano UIB
Energy Dissipation Mechanisms in Plants Dr. Jaume Flexas Sans, Dr. Jeroni Galmés Galmés UIB
Respiration and Carbon Levels Dr. Miquel Ribas-Carbó UIB
Eco-physiological Techniques Dr. Jaume Flexas, Dr. Miquel Ribas-Carbó UIB
Molecular Markers in Plants Dr. Josep A. Rosselló UIB
Data Analysis Dr. Josep Cifre UIB
Plant Biotechnology Dr. Jeroni Galmés UIB
Technology of Plant Production Dr. Josep Cifre UIB
Secondary Metabolism Products in Mediterranean Plants Dr. Ángel García-Raso UIB
Management of Plant Resources Dr. Joan Rita, Dr. Maurici Mus UIB
Plant Landscape Dr. Llorens Gil UIB
Plant Eco-physiology: Some Practical Cases Dr. Jeroni Galmés Galmés, Dr. Miquel Àngel Conesa Muñoz UIB
Plant Biogeography Dr. Lleonard Llorens, Dr. Llorens Gil UIB
Organic Agriculture Dr. Jaume Vadell UIB
Primary Production in Cultivations, Thickets and Woods Dr. Josep Ll. Araus, Dr. Carles Gràcia UIB
Mediterranean Gardening Dr. Xavier Gulías UIB
Viticulture and Oenology Dr. Mariano J. Escalona UIB
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Quality Assurance System

Nominal Composition of the Quality Assurance Committee (CGQ)

Responsable de qualitat  Javier Gulías León
PDI  Hipólito Medrano Gil
PDI  Maurici Mus Amézquita
PAS  Margarita Moranta Prieto
Alumne  Sebastià Martorell Lliteras

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