Overview

The Marine and Coastal Systems master program (MaCS - SIMCO) integrates knowledge using an interdisciplinary approach. It focuses on the study of processes operating within the coastal and marine systems, subject to complex geological, physical, chemical, biological and social forcings.

Teaching methods

  • Taught modules, core and optional
  • Research training modules
  • Fieldwork and field visits (more than 50h) and use of field equipment
  • Laboratory work (more than 200h) and use of extensive laboratory facilities and equipment
  • Science communication in seminars
  • Scientific diving (optional)

Learning outcomes, skills, and competencies

Capacity to assess of Human and natural forcings on coastal and marine systems based on:
  • Strong foundation in the Marine Sciences, including biology, chemistry, physics, and geological aspects of marine/coastal systems.
  • Ability to integrate knowledge and skills from all areas of study to address interdisciplinary problems and climate change challenges.
Critical and analytical thinking skills:
  • Define procedures, operations, and techniques for problem-solving
  • Evaluate environmental risks
  • Evaluate the trophic state of waters
Demonstrate ability and proficiency in quantitative skills:
  • Model waves, tides, and currents
  • Model coastal and marine systems
  • Process oceanographic data
  • Elaborate and analyze submarine mapping
  • Elaborate programs of environmental monitoring
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form to convey scientific knowledge and results to peers, and public domain
  • Ability to independently design and execute research work oriented on quantitative data
  • Develop the capacity of working in a team

Course Structure

Curricular Unit

ECTS

Code

Geology And Geophysics Of Ocean Margins

6

17401001

Marine Morphodynamics

6

17401002

Marine Trophic Dynamics

6

17401003

Anthropic Disturbances Of Marine Systems

3

17401004

Monitoring Of Marine Systems

3

17401010

Large Scale Ocean Processes

6

17401019

Curricular Unit

ECTS

Code

Coastal Oceanography

6

17401006

Remote Sensing and Marine Cartography

6

17401007

Modeling of Marine Systems

6

17401008

Oceanographic Data Analysis

6

17401009

Option I

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3

17409000

Option II

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3

17409001

Curricular Unit

ECTS

Code

Stratigraphy and Basin Analysis

6

17401012

Records and Measures Of Environmental Changes

6

17401013

Coastal and Marine Hazards

6

17401014

Isotopic Tracers of Marine Processes

3

17401015

Eutrophication and Harmful Algal Blooms

6

17401016

Seminar - Plan of Dissertation

3

17401017

Curricular Unit

ECTS

Code

Dissertation

30

17401018

Admission Requirements:

Number of slots: 20

Minimum number of students: 8

Conditions of access:

  1. Holders of Bachelor's degree (or legal equivalent) in environmental sciences, biological sciences, Marine Sciences, Earth Sciences, Physique, Chemistry, and Engineering.
  2. Holders of a foreign higher education degree that is recognized by the Scientific Council as meeting the objectives of the Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area.
  3. Holders of a school, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized by the Scientific Council, as attesting the merit and ability to carry out this cycle of studies.

Criteria for selection of the candidates: academic background; Final grade of BSc, professional experience.

Necessary documentation:

  1. Curriculum Vitae (with personal data, academics, and professionals).
  2. Certificate of Qualifications, with the discrimination of the classifications obtained in each unit.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated August 20, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Oct 2019
Duration
2 years
Full-time
Price
4,000 EUR
Domestic Students: 1100€ per year International Students: 4000€ per year
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