Ecology and Environment

Bachelor's Degree

Ano Letivo 2024/2025

Course Overview

This degree course provides students with solid science-based training and is designed to teach them how ecosystems work so they can help improve the integrity of ecosystems and environmental quality.
The interdisciplinary training approach encompasses environmental chemistry, the structure and function of ecosystems, fauna and flora of the Iberian Peninsula, spatial analysis, the management, conservation and restoration of ecological systems, the assessment, monitoring and improvement of ecological quality, climate change and the social dimension of environmental issues, among other areas.
Given that ecosystems have different levels of anthropogenic disturbance, these offer the perfect settings for practical classes and field work. The faculty members, with their many years of experience and a long history of teaching and conducting research in the various branches of ecology, environmental sciences, spatial planning and environmental management and restoration, bring a holistic approach to the environment, covering everything from natural sciences to human and social sciences.
With a degree in Ecology and Environment, graduates will have access to a wide range of postgraduate studies (second and third-cycle) focusing on ecology and the environment should they wish to pursue further training.
Organic Unit: School of Science and Technology
Duration: 6 Semesters/180 ECTS credits (168 required and 12 optional in curricular units)
Language: Portuguese
Regime: Presencial
CNAEF Areas:
  • Environmental science (422)

Career Prospects

Research institutes; Environmental agencies and organisations; Environmental management at public and private institutions; Environmental consulting; Non-Governmental Organisations (linked to the quality and conservation of ecosystems); Nature conservation agencies and organisations, and environmental education.

Entry Requirements

Entrance Exams

One of the following exams:
  • 02 - Biology and Geology
  • 07 - Physics and Chemistry
Formula for calculating the applications of the General Access System (CNA):
65% Média de secundário | 35% Provas de ingresso
Minimum classification of the application grade for the General Access Regime (CNA): 100
Last admission grade 2023/2024: 96

Access Routes and Applications

National Access Route to Higher Education (CNA)
Places available 1st phase: 14
International Students
Places available 1st phase: 6
Places available 2nd phase: 3
Over 23 Years of Age
Places available 1st phase: 5
Degree Holders
Places available 1st phase: 1
CET Holders
Places available 1st phase: nd
TeSP Holders
Places available 1st phase: nd
Special Regimes
Places available 1st phase: 1
Change of Institution/Course Pair
Places available for first year 1st phase: nd
Places for subsequent years: not subject to places
Holders of Professional Course Diploma
Places available 1st phase: 1
Places available: not subject to places

Tuition Fees

Annual Tuition Fees

Students from EU countries
697.00 €
International Students
2500.00 €
International Students with Merit Scholarships
1050.00 €
International Students with Cooperation and Development Grants
1250.00 €

Course Committee

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Contact Information

Director: António Pedro Santos []

Academic Manager: Ana Coca
Academic Services (online): SAC.ONLINE