Faculty of Sciences

MD "Ecology and environmental protection"

Educational Field 0708 “Ecology”

Specialization 8.070801 “Ecology and Environment Protection”

Qualification Granted

Master Degree in “Ecology and Environment Protection”

Qualification Level

Master (Second level of higher education).

Special Requirements for Admission

None. General conditions apply.

Special Regulations for Prior Education Recognition (formal, informal, non-certificate)


Program Profile

The students of the educational field “Ecology and Environment Protection” receive necessary knowledge in order to process paper on projects about environment protection at manufacture sites and institutions; they are able to coordinate international work in the field of natural resources use, use current law system and the results of complex analysis for ecological situations in natural parks fund, apply advanced methods complex ecological investigations, effectively use scientific and engineering literature and production engineering documents, use scientific, education engineering literature and current legal regulations literature. The students receive knowledge to master information research on the subject of investigation and skills to perform rescue measures and other urgent work in the damaged area and at national economy sites, human rescue skills, production methods and technical processes in urgent situations, set up experimental research in laboratories and in field conditions, biophysical and biochemical research in ecosystems, landscape and geochemical research, urban, historical and urban-ecological study, geo-ecological and recreation potential study, investigation and work out of new nature protection methods and procedures.

The curriculum offers the total amount of 120 ECTS credits including humanities, social and economic modules (16.5 credits), modules of professional and practical subjects (89.5 credits), and state accreditation (14 credits).

Key Learning Outcomes

    Knowledge in the Subject Area

  • Ability to assess and forecast cultural events and phenomena.
  • Ability to assess and forecast political and economic events and phenomena.
  • Ability to apply the main ecological laws, regulations, rules and principles, global ecological problems, issues on ecological safety, pollution mechanisms, classification and assessment of pollution, pollution indexes.
  • Ability to assess and forecast social events and phenomena.
  • Ability to operate using the state Ukrainian language.
  • Ability to communicate using at least one foreign language.
  • Ability to absorb new knowledge including in ecology, advanced technologies and innovations.
  • Ability to make correct decisions and choose the right strategy.
  • Ability to protect one’s rights practicing current legacy system on democratic principles.
  • Active participation in improvement of environment state, encouragement of human health, quality and safety of human life based on adopted human progress.
  • Ability to make democratic legal decisions considering common human values as well as society, state, production and personal interests.
  • Ability to behave under generally adopted standards in societal and production cooperation.

    Cognitive Skills in the Subject Area
  • Ability to analyze and process scientific and engineering literature and get the results of scientific research published.
  • Ability to manage ecological research.
  • Ability to algorithmically identify extraordinary situations under peace and war time and its influence on people.
  • Ability to assemble a laboratory scientific research equipment to run certain experimental research.
  • Ability to work out methods in order to run experiments aimed at getting best results and check the received results for accuracy.
  • Skills to investigate physiology data on stress adaptation of plants and animals and process the results, photosynthesis process to assess ecosystem effectiveness.
  • Skills to plan research, set up tasks to make research effective; skills to identify quantity and quality content of chemical elements and compounds in natural areas in order to determine their migration ways.
  • Skills to assess results of landscape geochemical research, prepare materials and results of landscape geochemical research for publication. Skills to investigate new methods of landscape renovation and improvement of ecological situation.
  • Skills to plan urban, ecological and historic research, set up tasks to make investigation process effective. Skills to investigate biocenotic surface , city biocenotics  and its phytovitality, run bio- and phytoindication in city areas.

    Practical Skills in the Subject Area
  • Skills to assess theory and concepts as well as outline scientific and example standards for steady progress.
  • Skills to use special software to estimate manufacture negative influence on environment and skills to use information technologies in landscape ecological analysis.
  • Skills and management aspects of planning, to provide and train ecology-oriented personnel and encourage use of advanced computer technologies in ecology.
  • Ability to perform analysis for natural and anthropogenic potential of the located object territory, identify methods and techniques for ecological audit and estimate its social aspects in qualification work.
  • Skills to identify and follow ecological and economic aspects and effectively use methods and tools in performing qualification work.
  • Skills to identify landscape ecological basis of a settlement and historic natural resources use on territories of modern urban systems.
  • Skills to assess effectiveness of performed ecology balancing events in order to provide grounds for certain conditions. Skills to investigate new methods of urban ecological research of ecological situations.
  • Skills to process urban, ecological and historic research using advanced methods and techniques for processing information; skills to prepare urban, ecological and historic research for publication.
  • Skills to plan research, set up tasks in order to make investigation effective; be able to identify biotic, atmosphere, recreational and other potentials for assessment of recreation load.
  • Skills to examine historic nature sites and nature objects for potential ecological tourism. Skills to process results of geo-ecological and recreation potential research using advanced methods and technologies for information processing, getting materials prepared for publication.

    General Skills
  • Skills to plan ecological, geophysical research, ability to set up tasks in order to make performed investigation effective, research of dangerous geophysical processes for ecological geophysical monitoring.
  • Ability to process results of ecological geophysical research using advanced methods and technologies for information processing, getting materials prepared for publication.
  • Ability to analyze tremendous atmosphere phenomena and processes and forecast consequences for such events, adopt methods for every certain task.
  • Skills to investigate physical events in atmosphere in order to forecast their consequences.
  • Skills to investigate the ways to minimize the amount of harmful particles in the atmosphere in order to forecast consequences of their activity and identify influence of anthropogenic factors on climate change.
  • Skills to process and estimate results of agricultural ecological research and prepare materials for publication.
  • Ability to estimate effectiveness of technologies and equipment for nature protection processes to protect environment and perform research of new ecological engineering methods for environment protection in order to work out and select technologies and equipment which can support the investigating method.
  • Ability to analyze progress directions in nature protection technologies and equipment to facilitate their effectiveness, process and estimate the results of ecological engineering research and prepare materials for publication.
  • Skills to provide and assess the state of production environment according to adequate unfavorable factors, improvement of working conditions according to ecological norms for working place.
  • Ability to provide every-day prophylactic measures for dangerous and harmful working places in manufacture environment and provide functioning of systems on protection of labor force in manufacture.
  • Skills to estimate working stability of the national economy sites under conditions of extraordinary situations in order to protect environment and assess circumstances which can occur as a result of natural hazards, accidents or weapon use.
  • Ability to estimate ecological state and development trends of plants in a certain territory, realizing the value of flora and fauna and landscape variability of territory, to provide grounds for projects on bio-corridors creation.
  • Skills to research functioning structure and laws of nature complexes, flora and fauna species, influence of environment factors on them in process of creating a net of natural national parks.
  • Ability to work out theory and ecologic engineering grounds of projecting, constructing and use of technologies and technical means of environment protection especially in extraordinary situations.

Professional Graduates’ Profiles and Potential Positions

The fields of professional activities for Masters in the subject area “Ecology and Environment Protection” include institutions of all branches in industry, scientific and research institutions, where potential threats for the environment and biosphere in general can occur.
Master in Ecology participates in experiments, observations and measuring of pollution levels of the environment, performs analysis, summarizes research results and encourages publications.

Master in Ecology runs professional training of employees and professional orientation sessions for the young in the field of environment protection.

Access to Further Education

Master in the subject area “Ecology and Environment Protection” can proceed with studying at the third level of higher education as post-graduate students or PhD students according to the specialty.

Regulations on Examinations, Assessment and Grades

Tentative Regulations “On the Rating System Assessment for Credit and Module-based Learning”

Graduation Standards

Complete curriculum of 240 credits, passed state exam or successfully presented qualification paper.

Format of Education (full-time, distant, part-time)


Head of Program or Person in Charge

Doctor (PhD) of Chemistry, Professor Sergiy D. Isayev.

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