Welcome to UAlg Virtual Fair!
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!
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.
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
Geology And Geophysics Of Ocean Margins
Marine Trophic Dynamics
Anthropic Disturbances Of Marine Systems
Monitoring Of Marine Systems
Large Scale Ocean Processes
Remote Sensing and Marine Cartography
Modeling of Marine Systems
Oceanographic Data Analysis
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Stratigraphy and Basin Analysis
Records and Measures Of Environmental Changes
Coastal and Marine Hazards
Isotopic Tracers of Marine Processes
Eutrophication and Harmful Algal Blooms
Seminar - Plan of Dissertation
Number of slots: 20
Minimum number of students: 8
Conditions of access:
Holders of Bachelor's degree (or legal equivalent) in environmental sciences, biological sciences, Marine Sciences, Earth Sciences, Physique, Chemistry, and Engineering.
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.
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.
Curriculum Vitae (with personal data, academics, and professionals).
Certificate of Qualifications, with the discrimination of the classifications obtained in each unit.