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Research Master's Programs - Socio-environmental Studies 2020

Detalle camapaña 2020


Type of training:
Academic Master with research background

Face-to-face modality:
First year of subjects, second year preparation and presentation of thesis


The Research Master in Socio-environmental Studies aims to train researchers and professionals from a multidisciplinary approach, in the epistemological encounter between Social and Environmental Sciences, focused on the understanding of the complex relationships that are interwoven between human beings and nature mediated by political factors , social, economic and cultural. It sets out to situate contemporary environmental problems in their historical evolution, to understand the formation of environmental thought, different environmentalisms and the search for livelihoods that aim for sustainability.

Who is it for?

The Master's Degree is an academic space for research, training and extension aimed at professionals from the Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, related engineering and humanities, who seek to insert themselves as researchers in academic fields, as well as those who intend to influence decision levels (public, private, non-governmental organizations, social movements, among others), in the design, planning, management and evaluation of policies and interventions in the environmental.

Occupational field

Research centers and universities (public and private), scope of local, regional and global environmental governance, in the state sectors (national and autonomous decentralized governments), non-governmental, international organizations. Students can be inserted into teaching and research in the socio-environmental field, as well as in the generation and evaluation of policies, environmental management, management for conservation, impact assessment and socio-environmental conflicts, and in decision-making and planning processes participatory and intercultural.

Curriculum structure

To obtain the master's degree, students must study and pass ten subjects and three workshops for the preparation and presentation of thesis.

Class schedule
From Monday to Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Some courses will be held Monday through Friday from 07:00 to 09:00.



Formación general
Ecología para las Ciencias Sociales
Historia del pensamiento ambiental  


Ecología política

Economía ecológica

Sociología de los conflictos ambientales

Cambio climático y energía

Área metodológica
Métodos cualitativos de análisis de datos

Métodos cuantitativos y geoespaciales

Taller de tesis Taller de tesis I, II y III

Optativas del programa** Derecho ambiental
Desarrollo sostenible, interculturalidad y cooperación 
Evaluación de impactos ambientales
Teorías feministas y Ciencias Sociales
Teoría social
Teorías del desarrollo
Ecología urbana
Conservación de la biodiversidad y ecogubernamentalidad
* Certain matters might be subject to changes.

** The students in addition can choose for the set of courses that offer FLACSO's different educational programs.

Lines of investigation

  • Urban ecology
  • Political ecology
  • Climate change and energy
  • Sustainable Development and Interculturality
  • Environmental history
  • Gender and environment

    Admission requirements

    • Bachelor's degree or an equivalent certification by a duly certified higher education institution.
    • Ability to read and understand texts in English.
    • Have the means to finance the studies and study them with due dedication.
    • Completion of an academic aptitude exam.
    • Comply with all the specific requirements of the teaching program to which you apply and those indicated in the 'Application process' section of the online application form.

    Entry Process

    All applicants will enter a selection process. Through the website:, applicants must complete the application online, attach all required documentation and send it to FLACSO Ecuador. Selected applicants will be interviewed by FLACSO professors.

    Scholarships and discounts

    FLACSO Ecuador has a stipend scholarship and financial assistance policy for students admitted to their teaching programs. The policy is governed by socioeconomic criteria and academic excellence. We have affirmative action policies for applicants belonging to historically excluded groups.


    • Presentation of admission application: until June 26, 2020
    • Academic aptitude test: July 3
    • Interviews with pre-selected: from July 8 to 21
    • Selection information: until August 20
    • Confirmation of acceptance: until September 3
    • Registrations: September 21 to October 2
    • Extraordinary registrations: October 5 to 16
    • Classes start: October 19, 2020


    Registration fee: $ 500
    Annual tuition fee: $ 3750
    Scholarships, tuition discounts and deferred payment up to 30 installments without interest.

    Payment methods

    Cash payments
    Students who pay tuition in cash have a discount of 10% (only in case of pay in cash or in check, with credit card discount does not exist).

    Payment terms
    Students can pay tuition up to 30 monthly installments without interest.

    Student Loans

    Credit Cards
    Students can pay tuition with credit cards, three months interest free or twelve months with interests.


    Teacher: Teodoro Bustamante -
    Assistant: Carolina Garzón -