International Marine Biological Resources

Master of Science in International Marine Biological Resources - Level 9
Overview
Two year taught International MSc programme covers a wide range of subjects related to the sustainable use of marine biological resources.

This is a unique opportunity to study at a choice of nine European universities and receive one joint degree, while gaining access to Europe's top marine research institutes.

As a student on this exciting Masters programme, you will have the opportunity to:
• Be part of an international student community
• Experience the diversity of European marine ecosystems
• Choose a thematic specialization fit to your own personal interests
• Gain valuable skills through extensive practical and laboratory training
• Present your thesis at an international open symposium
• Research projects as an integral part of your study programme
• Participate in a 10-day field research project during the IMBRSea Joint School

About the International Master in Marine Biological Resources (IMBRSea)
The two-year taught MSc programme, the International Master in Marine Biological Resources (IMBRSea), is a joint Master programme organized by ten leading European universities in the field of marine sciences.

IMBRSea covers a wide range of subjects related to the sustainable use of marine biological resources.

With an emphasis on marine biological and ecological processes, the programme links biology of marine organisms and environmental studies with subjects in marine policy and planning.

The International Master in Marine Biological Resources (IMBRSea), is a joint Master programme organized by ten leading European universities in the field of marine sciences:

• Ghent University (BE)
• Sorbonne Université (FR)
• University of the Algarve (PT)
• University of Oviedo (ES)
• Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (IE)
• University of the Basque Country (ES)
• Polytechnic University of Marche (IT)
• University of Bergen (NO)
• Université de Bretagne Occidentale (FR)
• Université Côte d'Azur (FR)

It is supported by fourteen Marine Research Institutes belonging to the European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC).

Based on the objectives of the EMBRC consortium, IMBRSea covers a wide range of subjects related to the sustainable use of marine biological resources. With an emphasis on marine biological and ecological processes, the programme links biology of marine organisms and environmental studies with subjects in marine policy and planning.

Subjects taught

IMBRSea covers a range of subjects within marine science and marine biological resources. With an emphasis on marine biological and ecological processes, the programme links biology of marine organisms and environmental studies with subjects in marine policy and planning.

Topics are covered through Thematic Modules in Specialization Tracks to prepare the next generation of scientists who need to understand the marine ecosystem functioning and conservation of biodiversity to work in biological resources exploitation and management.

IMBRSea offers a unique combination of Courses, Annual Symposia, Professional Practices and Thesis subjects in an integrated program to learn how to develop blue biotechnologies in a sustainable way.

Year 1:
Oceanography
6 credits

Marine Ecology
6 credits

Quantitative methods in marine science
6 credits

Marine Policy and Governance
3 credits

Marine Genomics
3 credits

Marine GIS & Spatial Planning
3 credits

Stakeholder engagement
3 credits

IMBRSea Professional Practice Portfolio
12 credits

Year 2:
Animal Behaviour: Recording and Analysis
5 credits

Acoustic Monitoring as a Marine Conservation Tool
5 credits

Species Distribution Modelling
5 credits

Seabird and Marine Mammal Population Assessment Techniques
3 credits

Ecology of top predators in marine systems
5 credits

Statistical Analysis in Population Ecology
5 credits

Secondary Impacts of Harvest on Wild Populations & Ecosystems
5 credits

Life History Strategies and Trade-Offs
3 credits

Erasmus Mundus Research Thesis
30 credits

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements
A prerequisite for admission is that applicants have a Bachelor (or Master) degree in biology, ecology, environmental sciences, oceanography, marine sciences, geography, geology, veterinary medicine or other equivalent degrees with minimum 180 credits (3 years).

Language Requirements
Knowledge of the English language is considered as a basic requirement.
All students must provide evidence of their proficiency in English through one of the following documents (not older than 2 years at the application deadline)
• A recent TOEFL Certificate: minimum score: 87 points (internet based)
• A recent IELTS Certificate: minimum score: 6.5
• A recent Certificate of a University Language Centre testifying that the student masters the necessary knowledge of English to function academically (specify CEF-level / minimum CEF-level B2)
• A recent Cambridge English certificate: Cambridge English First (FCE) - grade A or B
• A certificate proving that you have followed at least 1 year of higher education in English

More information
Further details are available at the IMBRSea website.

Application dates

Applications opening date: February 17th, 2022
Applications closing date: 27th May, 2022.

Apply today
Please visit the IMBRSea Application page to apply http://imbrsea.eu/applications

For any queries about the application process please contact:
Co-ordination Office
Email: info@imbrsea.eu

Credits

Level: 120 ECTS taught MSc, Irish NQF Level 9, European EQF Level 5

Duration

2 years
Mode of Study: Full Time
Method of Delivery: On Campus

Post Course Info

Job Opportunities
The IMBRSea programme will prepare you for a broad range of careers from academic marine research to working within industry, governmental or non-governmental organisations.

Potential roles include:
• Fisheries biologist
• Marine consultant
• Ocean and coastal policy coordinator
• Contract scientific diver
• Marine biologist
• Oceanographer
• Marine park manager

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MSc

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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