Barcelona, Spain

Project Design Based on Mediterranian Biodiversity

when 21 June 2021 - 30 July 2021
language English
duration 6 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 850

This is a presential course taught at the UAB campus, where the university guarantees compliance with the sanitary measures and the development of the courses in a safe environment.

The specific objectives of this practical course are: to learn the process of creating a scientific project; to learn techniques of sampling in marine and terrestrial ecosystems; and, to acquire knowledge of marine and terrestrial biodiversity in the Mediterranean and to know the possible factors that condition them.

The course has a high practical content to explore the Mediterranean biodiversity, and includes trips to the Costa Brava and work in the field. Therefore, students are required to have swimming skills and to bring adequate equipment for working in the sea and in the field (appropriate clothing and footwear).

This course takes place in four scenarios: in the classroom, in the field, in the laboratory and in the computer room.

Course leader

Ana Morton, Xavier Munill, Ona Font and Marta Martín Flix
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona/ Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)

Target group

The UAB Barcelona Summer School is open to standing local and international undergraduates and graduates students. International students who have been accomplished the first year of their undergraduate or at least the 50% of their first year credits at their home university could also be enroled at the programme. A working knowledge of the language instruction is highly recommended.

Course aim

This course aims at introducing the student to the creative and conceptual process of a research project based on field sampling techniques (marine and terrestrial fieldwork).

Based on a fictitious project call, the student will learn the steps to follow to create a project. At the same time, students will conduct fieldwork and laboratory work/practices to analyze the processes of sampling, logistics and the expected potential results, in order to draft a project based on one of the study methodologies provided. Furthermore, students will learn concepts about habitats and biodiversity associated with the sampling performed during the course.

Fee info

EUR 850: The course fee for international and national students (non-UAB students) is € 850 but those who register before April 30 will get 20% discount.


No but there is 20% discount on the tuition fee if prospective students register before April 30th.