International Master of Science in Marine Biological Resources – IMBRSea

International Master of Science in Marine Biological Resources – IMBRSea

The International Master in Marine Biological Resources (IMBRSea), is a joint Master programme organized by eight leading European universities in the field of marine sciences:  Ghent University (BE),  University of Pierre and Marie Curie (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).

IMBRSea is supported by the European Marine Research Institutes belonging to the European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC). Based on the objectives of the EMBRC consortium, IMBRSea covers a wide, yet consistent, 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.


IMBRSea is a two year, 120 ECTS study programme that starts with a first semester of courses within the Fundamental Modules in which students gain the core competences required for starting any of the five Specialization Tracks of the programme:

 - Marine food production (#Production)

 - Management of living marine resources (#Management)

 - Applied marine ecology and conservation (#Conservation)

 - Marine environment health (#Environment)

 - Global ocean change (#FutureSeas).

IMBRSea also offers a series of jointly developed activities in which transferable skills and competences are acquired: six weeks of Professional Practice offered by potential future employers, a Joint School with training on multi-disciplinary topics. During the last semester students have the opportunity to develop an individual Thesis research project, tailored to their personal interests. This project can be undertaken at one of the institutions from our large network of (associated) partners.

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