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Management of Conservation Areas

Management of Conservation Areas (M.Sc.)


The planning and managing of conservation areas involves many different legal, administrative and technical aspects – the demand for highly skilled experts is growing. The Carinthian University of Applied Sciences has launched an international postgraduate master degree program dealing with these inter- and transdisciplinary challenges.

The aim of this program is to promote biodiversity conservation and regional sustainable development in Europe and worldwide by educating and training (future) managers of conservation areas. The MCA program focuses on skills which enable and empower to:

  • manage conservation areas effectively;
  • use new ways of communication;
  • deal with stakeholders in a better way;

Graduates of this program work as managers of conservation areas, national parks, biosphere reserves or world heritage sites. They develop and support community- managed sites and indigenous protected areas or shape the future of international organizations. Graduates may also work in the consulting, planning and scientific sector.


  • Academic title:
    “Master of Science (MSc) – Management of Conservation Areas”
  • Language: English
  • ECTS Points: 120
  • Duration: 4 Semesters + Master Thesis
  • Tuition fee:  € 12.900,-
  • Start: February 3rd 2020 (Deadline for application: November 30th 2019)