The Master Program in Biodiversity is cross-disciplinary in nature and is supported by the College of Bioresources and Agriculture, College of Life Science and College of Science at NTU. The objective of this program is that students possess advanced knowledge in biodiversity science and conservation and develop competences in biodiversity management from interdisciplinary perspectives. There are two main themes in the program:

(1) Biodiversity Science
(2) Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainability

Four modules of courses are provided for the students, including Foundations of Biodiversity, Methodology and Technology, Human Dimension, and Ecosystem Service. These courses are designed to equip students with transformative skills and new technologies to conserve biodiversity and incorporating it into policy-making and business, in considering socio-economic gains of saving biodiversity.

What You’ll Study

To earn your Master of Biodiversity you must successfully complete our 24-credit program which includes 9 credits in core courses, 15 credits in elective courses and thesis.

Compulsory Courses (#TBC)

  • Exploring Taiwan and Southeast Asia
  • Seminar 1、2
  • Human Dimension in Biodiversity
  • Mini-course
  • Ecosystem Service and Sustainability

Elective Courses (#TBC)

  • Climate Change and Biodiversity
  • Pollination and alpine ecology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Tropical plant diversity and Conservation
  • Computer-Intensive Statistics in Ecology
  • Introduction to R for Ecologists
  • Research Methods in Ecology
  • Scientific Methods and Writing
  • Study Abroad:Biodiversity and Sustainable Development (Toyooka Japan)
  • Ethnobotany: Thematic Seminar and Fieldwork
  • Landscape and Identity:Placemaking Across World Cultures
  • Environmental Communication
  • Economic Analysis in Biodiversity
  • Ecological Economy
  • Eco-Tourism and Biodiversity
  • Assessment and Valuation of Ecosystem Service
  • Conservation Governance
  • International Biodiversity Resource Management