The human ecology MA deals with complex ecological, economic, social, and ethical issues that are the most pressing problems of the contemporary world. These problems have become more and more serious in the last years, and the development and delivery of scientific, professional, and practical answers reflecting on them have become more and more urgent. The training deals with these issues at the global and local levels at the same time; due to the nature of the problems, the cross-cultural search for solutions is particularly important, and the international context can clearly contribute to the birth of innovative solutions.
The goal of the program is not only to train highly qualified experts but also to train critical citizens who can understand complex global and local processes and are able to actively participate in the development of solutions.
The training is made up of the following specializations: environmental social sciences, environmental ethics, ecological economics, and the basics of natural science. Thanks to this diverse curriculum, it is a cross-faculty program. You can learn from professional staff from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, of Business and Economics, of Law, and of Natural Sciences.
Professional practice is an important part of the training, that is related to scientific research or settlement development, environmental protection, or landscape management. Programs can be carried out in the organization of the higher education institution or at a research institute, professional administration, municipality, non-profit enterprise, or non-profit organization.
The employment opportunities are extremely diverse: human ecology specialists are employed by various budgetary institutions, municipalities, ministries, climate-friendly settlements, public and private research institutes, domestic and international NGOs, cultural centers, and national parks. They have relevant knowledge in the development and implementation of rural development, environmental education, and sustainability projects.
Skype/ MS Teams interview
The interview takes around 10-15 minutes. During this interview our colleagues are going to ask questions about your motivation and interests. The main goal of this discussion is to learn more about your language knowledge, personal skills and scientific interest – to be able to make the right decision to help our multicultural and open-minded community and academic integrity.
For a successful application please follow the steps below:
The applicant has to submit the following documents by uploading them to the online application portal of the University of Pécs:
If you have any questions about the programme, please contact:
Judit Farkas PhD
Head of the program
If you have questions related to the application process or administrative staff, please contact:
Ms. Vanda BŐCZIN_SIRKECI
Phone: +36 72 501 500/64127 or 64126