Master's Degree in Marine Ecology

Academic year 2024-25

You can also consult this information for the academic year 2023-24.
The adaptation process to modify this curriculum to the new version for the 2024-25 academic year has begun.
If you started the master’s programme on this curriculum version, you may either continue with it or request adaptation to the new version via the direct admission procedure. Please see the information on the adaptation due to curriculum modification procedure.
Please see the enrolment deadlines for the 2024-25 academic year for this master's programme.

Below are the main data and benchmarks, as well as the results of the satisfaction surveys for the degree programme, which are periodically analysed and monitored by the centre administrator, the head of studies and the corresponding quality assurance commissions, with a view to promoting the ongoing improvement of the programme.

Benchmarks

You may select the indicators you wish to view in each chart by clicking on the relevant option.

Basic data

 
2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23
New 13 27 29 20 26 14
SIIU New 13 23 28 19 26 14
Registered 31 43 47 31 41 36
Graduates 12 18 32 15 16 23

Description

Pre-registered student, first option: students who apply for a spot on a programme as their first choice.

New students: these students are starting their studies from the beginning for the first time. They may have recognised credits or not.

New SIIU students: these students are starting their studies from the beginning, registering on a programme for the first time and, in accordance with SIIU criteria, may have fewer than 10 credits (for a Master's) or 30 credits (for an undergraduate programme) recognised. This set of students may also be referred to as the optimum new entry group. 

Registered students: these students have an active registration on a programme for an academic year. This set of students may also be referred to as the total student population.

  • Registration reservations are not included (due to the students awaiting a place at another university or credit recognition)
  • Registration cancellations are not included
  • Students with unpaid debts are not included

Graduates: these students have passed (passed or accredited) all credits required for the degree programme and have, therefore, finished their course regardless of whether they have requested their degree certificate be issued or not.

Length of studies

 
2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23
Cohort 11 17 30 14 16 23

Description

The average length of studies indicates the average number of years students take to graduate. The reference cohort comprises students who have passed all required credits for their programme and, in accordance with SIIU criteria, may have no more than 10 (for master’s programmes) or 30 (for undergraduate programmes) recognised credits.

Academic performance rates

Graduation and drop-out rates in relation to the entry cohort

 
2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
Graduation Rate 69 % 73 % 90 % 82 % 79 % 87 %
Drop-out Rate 0 % 8 % 8 % 7 % 7 % -

Description

Programme drop-out rate: the percentage of students from a new entry cohort in an academic year who fail to finish their programmes within the timeframe set out in the curriculum, or an additional academic year, and do not enrol for the planned last year on the programme or subsequent academic year. New full-time students are the reference cohort.

Graduation rate (RD 1393/2007): the percentage of students from a new entry cohort who finish their programmes within the timeframe set out in the curriculum, or an additional academic year. New full-time students (SIIU) are the reference cohort.

 

Graduate efficiency rate in relation to the graduating class

 
2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23
Graduate Efficiency Rate 83 % 90 % 91 % 90 % 90 % 86 %

Description

The efficiency rate is defined as the percentage ratio between the total number of credits passed by students throughout the registered programme from which they have graduated, and the total number of credits they effectively registered for. The reference population is the optimum group.

Degree success and performance rates

 
2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23
Degree Success Rate 100 % 100 % 100 % 99 % 99 % 100 %
Performance Rate 70 % 80 % 91 % 88 % 81 % 83 %

Description

Success rate: the percetage ratio between the number of passed credits and the number of credits taken for assessment.

Performance rate: the percentage ratio between the number of credits passed and the number of credits registered for.

Satisfaction of groups involved

Satisfaction index

 
2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23
Student satisfaction 2,10 2,33 3,30 3,60 2,94 3,00
PDI satisfaction 3,25 3,40 3,57 3,33 3,16 3,00
PAS satisfaction 3,10 - 3,22 - - -

Description

Student, PDI and PAS satisfaction levels are rated on a scale of 1 to 4, where 1 means ‘not at all satisfied’ and 4 means ‘very satisfied’. They are obtained from the following surveys:

  • Survey of student satisfaction with the study programme (yearly)
  • Survey of satisfaction and identification of needs of teaching and research staff (PDI) (yearly)
  • Biennial survey of satisfaction and identification of needs of administrative and service staff (PAS) who have supported undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

 

Survey participation rates

 
2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23
Student participation rate 39 % 21 % 26 % 16 % 44 % 11 %
PDI participation rate 100 % 42 % 47 % 55 % 43 % 25 %
PAS participation rate 77 % - 72 % - - -

Description

Only the data that meet a double criterion of representativeness have been considered valid: on one hand, reaching 4 answered surveys and, on the other hand, that the number of answered surveys is equal to or greater than 15% of the population

Employability

The main tools available we have, at the degree level, for collecting data on graduate employability are:

Also, as additional information, you can refer to the following links: