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Masters Program at Gorongosa National Park

This program was jointly conceived by the "BioEducation" consortium composed of UniZambeze (UZ), UniLúrio (UL), Instituto Superior Politécnico de Manica (ISPM) and Gorongosa National Park (PNG). It is intended to provide a solid background in conservation biology, ecology and environmental management. 
In this context, the master's degree will last 22 months and will provide students with a critical and conceptually sophisticated understanding of biodiversity science and practical skills and experience to make a difference in conservation in Mozambique.
The program is supported by the Howard Hughes American Medical Education Institute (HHMI Science Education) and the Institutional Development Fund of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Higher Education and Professional Technician. 
Field Experience
The master's degree will be a combination of fieldwork, laboratory, theoretical classes and a strong component of applied research.
Tutors and Mentors
Teachers are committed to providing a lasting mentorship to students. Fieldwork with experienced scientists will bring unmatched academic wealth to this course.
Approach to Learning
The Masters course will be implemented in an area where active conservation is taking place, with ongoing projects in all branches of conservation biology. The educational facilities and housing are located within a national park that provides immediate and easy access to a diversity of ecosystems and areas with high biodiversity. The BioEd educational approach leverages this unique learning environment and combines theoretical instruction with the development of practical skills on the ground, individual work and study. Much of this master's degree course is based on the student's own initiative and effort to explore research concepts and apply the approaches learned in the real world.
Curriculum Plan 2018 - 2019 of the Master's Degree in Biology Conservation
Statistics and Experimental Design
Integrated Methods in Conservation Biology
Biology and Ecology
Biology and Plant Ecology
Ecology and conservation of mammals
Bird ecology and conservation
Ecology and conservation of invertebrates
Ecology and conservation of reptiles and amphibians
Environmental management and environmental policies
Biodiversity Research Methods
Geographic Information Systems
Laboratory Techniques of Genetics and Molecular Biology
Economics of Natural Resource Management
Research Project
Dissertation Project
2018 - 2019
Ecology and conservation of mammals
Human evolution
Genetics of Conservation
Conservation Biology Teaching Techniques
Conflict Resolution in Conservation
Ecotourism and rural development
Eligible applicants
Graduates in biological sciences, conservation sciences or related areas;
Have at least 2 years of relevant work experience for the area of ​​study in question or be newly licensed with a final average of 14 or higher;
Have proven competence (or proof) of command of the Portuguese and English languages.
THIS COURSE IS CURRENTLY FULL, please contact for information on the next round of applications.