Master in Management and Conservation of Nature

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The main objectives are that students: a) understand the evolution of the concept of development and how it is translated into indicators and instruments; b) seize the fundamental idea of sustainability based on real facts of not sustainability and not through concepts tampered ideologies, c) understand what science is and how it interacts with society and the real; d) seize the differences between a master's and a bachelor, and between a master and a PhD.


The learning objectives are designed to empower students to connect the theoretical concept of development with indicators and operational models of regional development, to enable students to understand the concepts of sustainability from the phenomena of unsustainability. The aim is to move from a perspective that became markedly idealistic and ideological to a posture that is based on reflections and interpretations of actual events and enable students to begin to understand the territory of different disciplinary perspectives - economic, environmental, engineering and planning - so not only design strategies and integrated and integrative policies but also to identify the scientific issue whose outcome adds value to the sustainable development of people and places.

Admission Requirements

May apply to the 2nd cycle of studies: a) degree holders of the Lic. degree in Biology, Agricultural Sciences, Economy, Environment and Territorial Regional Planning, or in a related field, or legally equivalent qualifications; b) holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum vitae that is recognized by the Scientific Council as attesting to the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies

Professional Opportunities

Consultant in the areas of territorial planning, agri-environmental policy, rural development, environmental impact assessment, air quality and sound environment; Manager of protected areas, water resources, solid waste, waste water and water supply, pollution control systems and energy resources; Researcher and evaluator of nature management and conservation projects.


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Course Code


ECTS Credits



2 Years

Study Regime

Full-time attendance, 10 distant-tutorial sets of 15 days each and 10 weeks of intensive daytime classes

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  • Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
  • ACEF/1314/0305192
  • Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior
  • R/A-Ef 2826/2011/AL01
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Study Program

Code Name Year Semester
0201442Biodiversity1st year1st semester
0201485Dynamics of Ecosystems1st year1st semester
0201445Economics of Natural Resources1st year1st semester
0201447Sistemas Agroambientais1st year1st semester
0201494Sustainability1st year1st semester
0201468Dissertation Proposal1st year2nd semester
0201439Instruments and objectives of the Science and Environmental Policy1st year2nd semester
0201477Management, Promotion and Project Implementation1st year2nd semester
0201430Statistical Methods and Analysis of Environmental Models1st year2nd semester
0201460Study Visit1st year2nd semester
0201461Territorial Planning Methods1st year2nd semester
0201487Dissertation2nd yearYearly