Management and Conservation of Natural Resources

Master Degree

Course Overview

The Master Degree in Natural Resources Management and Conservation results from a collaboration between the University of Évora (UÉ) (School of Sciences and Technology) and the University of Lisbon (Instituto Superior de Agronomia) (ISA). The first and third semester are lectured at the ISA (Lisbon), preferably at Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and the second semester is lectured in the UÉ facilities, both at Évora and at Sines (CIEMAR laboratory). Students are allow to stay at the CIEMAR lodging facilities free from charge. The course aims to provide advance training in ecology and ecosystems, and management of biologic populations and communities, also integrating assessment tools and valuation components, recovery, sustainable use, mitigation of human pressures and ecosystems’ recovery. It also aims to train skilled professionals to autonomously and with predictive capacity deal with situations that require diagnostics and justifiable intervention in the management and conservation of natural biological resources; to contribute to the conservation and sustainable use of plants, animal populations and both terrestrial and water ecosystems, inland, estuarine and sea waters; to contribute to a harmonious interaction between human populations and the ecosystems they live in. More information at the following link:  
Course in Association/Partner Institutions:
  • Universidade de Lisboa - Instituto Superior de Agronomia
Organic Unit: School of Science and Technology
Duration: 4 Semesters/120 ECTS credits (75 required and 0 optional in curricular units)
Language: Portuguese
Regime: Day classes

Career Prospects

The Master Degree in Natural Resources Management and Conservation contributes to the qualification of professionals that can work in the Local Administration, Government and Central Administration departments dealing with management and conservation of natural resources, private sector (environmental consulting, monitoring, nature tourism, forestry, fish and game), NGOs (e.g. Environmental Protection), and R&D institutions.      

Specific Entry Requirements

Candidates should comply with one of the following categories: • Holders of a degree in Biology, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Forestry Engineering or any other similar areas of knowledge; • Holders of an academic degree obtained in a foreign university corresponding to a first cycle of studies organized in accordance with the Bologna principles; • Holders of an academic degree obtained in a foreign university recognized by the Scientific Council of the Uɒs ECT or by the ISA’s Scientific Council.  All persons that present an educational, scientific or professional CV that is recognized by the Scientific Council of the Uɒs ADCNA or by the ISA’s Scientific Council as having the necessary merit to participate in this post-graduation.  

Access Routes and Applications

Students from EU countries
Initial Places: 15
International Students
Initial Places: 5

Study Plan

Tuition Fees

Annual Tuition Fees

Students from EU countries
1063.47 €
International Students
3000 €

Course Department


Information not available.


Contact Information

Director: Pedro R. Almeida []

Academic Manager: Isaura Paulino
Academic Services (online): SAC.ONLINE