Master in Marine and Coastal Systems

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Program Description

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The challenge posed by social distance makes it possible, curiously, that we are all closer.

Anyone from anywhere, any place in the country or in the world, will have the opportunity to visit the UAlg Virtual Fair and learn about our offers for the 2020/2021 academic year.

What awaits you?

For two weeks, participants will be able to visit an interactive pavilion, where stands from all higher schools and colleges will be available with materials to publicize the training offers for consultation and download. Each stand will also provide a live chat in which participants can ask questions. The virtual fair will also open space for course presentation sessions, transmitted through videoconference. The week from the 15th to the 19th of June will be dedicated to TeSP courses, Bachelor's and Integrated Masters, while the week from the 22nd to the 26th of June will be dedicated to Postgraduate courses and Masters. Come and discover, explore, question, feel, and choose the University of Algarve!

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.

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About the School

The University of Algarve (Portugal) is a young public university, with a student population close to 8,000 and employs over 700 academics. In these last three decades, the University of Algarve has c ... Read More

The University of Algarve (Portugal) is a young public university, with a student population close to 8,000 and employs over 700 academics. In these last three decades, the University of Algarve has consolidated the link established with the regional business and with the public and private organizations, encouraging the transfer of knowledge and contributing to sustainable development with a positive impact across the community. Read less