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Marine Biological Resources

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.

Duration

2 years full-time

Careers or further progression

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

Further enquiries

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

For any queries about the course please contact the course co-ordinator:

Dr Ian O'Connor
Email: ian.oconnor@imbrsea.eu

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.

Common Elements (Compulsory)

Fundamentals module (30 ECTS)
Professional Practice (12 ECTS)
Joint Summer School (6 ECTS)
Thesis Preparation (6 ECTS)
Thesis (30 ECTS)
Annual Symposium

Specialization tracks (choose one)

Marine Food Production
Management of Living Marine Resources
Applied Marine Ecology and Conservation
Marine Environment Health
Global Ocean Changes

Application date

Apply today

To apply, please complete the following process on the IMBRSea website (External link).

http://imbrsea.eu/apply

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