Bachelor in Wildlife and Heritage

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This graduation promotes a multidisciplinary formation namely in ecology, environmental issues, idioms, history, economics, biology, et al. It is grouped into 6 semesters (lecturing) and a total of 180 ECTS credits thus conferring the degree of Licenciado in Wildlife and Heritage, qualifying students in the fields of tourism, especially nature tourism. The goal is to give the students competences in environmental tourism in order for them to find access to jobs in tourism bureaus (private or public), hotels, governmental institutions or even to prepare them to create their own private businesses. This course includes a component of both theoretical and practical lectures for a grand total of ca. 60h of contact and a final project graduation thesis.


a) Pluridisciplinar knowledge from all course components; b) Work abilities in both public and private sector as well as private initiatives; c) Evaluation of employment rate e professional success and career progression.

Admission Requirements

Those interested can apply for the course through one of the following national competitions organized by DGES: National Competition for Access and Admission to Public Higher Education; and Special Regimes. Application may also be possible through the following special competitions, organized by the University of the Azores: Special Competitions for Access and Admission to the University of the Azores (Over 23 Years, Holders of Technological Specialization Diploma, Holders of Higher Professional Technician Diploma, Holders of Other Higher Education Courses, Holders of dual certification courses in secondary education and specialized artistic courses); Regimes of Re-entry and Change of Institution / Course; Special competition for access and admission of international students to the University of the Azores. In all cases, the application is dependent on the candidates' compliance with the conditions required for this purpose. For more information on national competitions and the conditions of access and admission, consult the DGES page at, and for information on special competitions, consult the regulations available on our website.

Professional Opportunities

Ecotourism; Environmental monitoring; Group animation; Excursion logistics; Nature conservation; Surveillance of environmental areas.


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Course Code


ECTS Credits



3 Years

Study Regime

Full- or part-time attendance, presence required in daytime schedule

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  • Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
  • ACEF/1314/0305182
  • Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior
  • R/A-Ef 2822/2011/AL02

Study Program

Code Name Year Semester
0105073Cartography, Orientation and Navigation1st year1st semester
0104569English 1st year1st semester
0105103First Aid and Survival Techniques1st year1st semester
0105794Food Quality and Gastronomy1st year1st semester
0103109History of the Azores1st year1st semester
0105743Natural History1st year1st semester
0105791Climate and Meteorology1st year2nd semester
0105746Ecology and Nature Conservation 1st year2nd semester
0104604English 1st year2nd semester
0105787History of Art and Built Heritage I1st year2nd semester
0105772Landscape Evolution1st year2nd semester
0105089Speleology and Mountaineering1st year2nd semester
0105738Anthropology and Ethnography2nd year1st semester
0105771Flora and Vegetation of Macaronesia2nd year1st semester
0105555Food and Gastronomic Heritage2nd year1st semester
0105781Geology and Geological Heritage2nd year1st semester
0103110History of Art and Built Heritage II2nd year1st semester
0105004Industry and Industrial Heritage2nd year1st semester
0104912Coastal Navigation 2nd year2nd semester
0105009Diving and Underwater Heritage2nd year2nd semester
0105765Forest and Hunting Resources2nd year2nd semester
0105753Hydrology and Hydrological Heritage2nd year2nd semester
0105222Marine Resources and Underwater Heritage2nd year2nd semester
0105767Wetlands Ecology and Management2nd year2nd semester
0105785Environmental Monitoring Techniques3rd year1st semester
0105763Environmental Quality and Regulation3rd year1st semester
0106020Introduction to Economics3rd year1st semester
0105769Laboratory Techniques 3rd year1st semester
0103021Tourism and Heritage Values3rd year1st semester
0105755Health, Environment and Leisure 3rd year2nd semester
0104662Logistics and Planning 3rd year2nd semester
0104674Oral Expression and Communication Techniques 3rd year2nd semester
0105082Project3rd year2nd semester
0105782Techniques of Biological Monitoring3rd year2nd semester