The Environmental Biology Master's and Doctorate post-graduate courses at the Institute for Coastal Studies (IECOS), Federal University of Pará (UFPA), offer unique opportunities for study and research. Located at UFPA’s Campus in Bragança, we develop scientific research in ecology, socio-environmental systems, oceanography and systematics and evolution in an exceptional geographic setting on the coast of the Amazon region. Being the state's first post-graduate course established outside of the state capital (since 2000), we have a long and successful history of research in the area. The PPBA maintains active national and international partnerships with research institutions in the Americas, Europe and Africa, giving students the opportunity to interact with colleagues from abroad or to study and do research at partner institutions.