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Doctoral Program in Biological Sciences with Major in Ecology

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Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences with Major in Ecology

schedule Duration

8 semesters

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01/07/2024 - 27/09/2024

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March 2025

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$4.170.000 (annually)

Program Description

The doctoral program in Biological Sciences focuses on learning a set of knowledge, competencies, and skills necessary to become successful researchers and teachers. This task is complex and requires the ability to formulate essential questions and design and develop the experiments and analyses necessary to answer them.

We study the origin, maintenance, and evolution of biological systems and their relationship with the environment. Our study models range from individuals to communities in terrestrial and aquatic environments. We use theoretical, field, experimental and statistical approaches to address questions about the behavior of different systems. 

 The multiple research areas offer different biological models, levels of organization, and modes of approach. Therefore, there is also an essential integration among the research areas of our major. At the same time, the interaction between basic and applied research is encouraged to promote biodiversity conservation and sustainable management, facing the challenges that arise from the relationship between human activity and ecosystems in the context of global change.


Program accredited by CNA-Chile for seven years.

Program Objectives

The main objective of the doctoral program in Biological Sciences is to provide an intensive education oriented to scientific research in biology. Our doctoral program offers students the possibility of developing research in diverse areas of knowledge, from those related to gene regulation and expression to the functioning of the aridest ecosystems on the planet, through interaction with the academics of the Faculty. 

Learning Outcomes

Graduates in biological sciences can respond to the demands of today’s society; a competency profile and a learning-centered curriculum is an opportunity for doctoral students to achieve autonomy and excellence as current and future researchers.

Research Areas

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Global Change.

Ecology of Populations, Communities, Ecosystems and Macroecology.

Behavioral, Physiological and Evolutionary Ecology.

Marine Ecology and Biological Oceanography.

Biogeochemistry and Ecotoxicology.

Application Requirements

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  1. Application deadline
  2. Online application system
  3. User account
  4. Fill out application form
  5. Required documents – Curriculum Vitae
  6. Required documents – Application for UC Admission
  7. Required documents – Certificates
  8. Valid digital files
  9. Letters of recommendation
  10. Applying for more than one major
  11. Availability of information
  12. Send the application form
  13. Original documents
  14. Guiding professor
  15. Admission exam
  16. Admission exam dates
  17. Doctoral program tuition
  18. Health insurance
  19. Regulations

Graduation Requirements

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Timely graduation is achieved through an adequate follow-up of the students by their supervising professors, who guide them in order to establish adequate and concrete objectives for the development of their Doctoral Thesis. Consequently, our Doctoral program ensures that students can perform original research, autonomously and with high scientific impact, allowing them to achieve an outstanding career either in the areas of basic research or in the areas of application of biological sciences.

Academic Units

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