We aim to become an internationally recognized M. Sc. program dedicated to training competent and capable biologists and conservation leaders in Mozambique. Our students acquire comprehensive knowledge of conservation science, which allows them to become successful researchers and managers of the country’s biological resources. We strive to impart dedication to conservation and sustainable development and teach our students to approach to conservation from a proactive, ethical perspective.
List of courses commonly offered in the master’s program
- Research and thesis I
- Statistics and research design
- Techniques in molecular biology
- Plant biology and ecology
- Introduction to conservation biology
Integrated methods in conservation biology
Politics of conservation and governance
Research and thesis II
Bird Ecology and Conservation
Mammal ecology and conservation
Culture, land-use, and the environment
Perspectives and methods in conservation social science research
Entomology: Insect biodiversity, ecology, and conservation of African ecosystems
Ecology and conservation of amphibians and reptiles
Conflict and Conservation
Economics of natural resources
Conservation, ecotourism, and rural development
Applied pollination biology
We aim to become an internationally recognized M. Sc. program dedicated to training competent and capable biologists and conservation leaders in Mozambique. Learn More.
Thank you to all the applicants for the 2020-2022 cohort of the master’s program! We received many great applications. We are currently closed for admissions.
The Gorongosa Master’s in Conservation Biology faculty consists of a talented, knowledgeable team of professors who generously donate their time to teach intensive courses in the master’s curriculum. List of faculty here.
Information for Faculty
Our incredible guest faculty make the Gorongosa Master’s in Conservation Biology Program possible. We are extremely grateful for your time and dedication to promoting conservation through education. More information here.
Our Consortium Partners
Students in the Gorongosa Master’s in Conservation Biology Program have the rare privilege of calling Gorongosa National Park their home for two years. Read more.
Our students conduct their thesis research on an impressive variety of topics in Gorongosa National Park and its buffer zone. See here for a list of current research projects, and films about their work.
Advance an integrated multi-partner approach to conservation and to people-centred development. The Gorongosa Project protects the Park’s biodiversity and ecosystem services and unlocks its economic potential for the community inhabitants of the Gorongosa Buffer Zone, Sofala Province, Mozambique and further afield.
A thriving, biodiversity-rich, Greater Gorongosa conservation landscape, which supports Sofala Province as an engine for resilient and sustainable development enabling nature experiences and wellbeing for its people, enriching all of Mozambique and the world.
A Park for Peace
On 1 August, 2019 a historic ceremony was held in Gorongosa to celebrate the Cessation of Hostilities Accord between the leaders of the Government of Mozambique and the opposition Renamo Party. The accord established Gorongosa National Park (GNP) as a ‘Park for Peace’, delivering human development to the communities that share the greater landscape.