Engage in an interdisciplinary approach to appraise marine biological resources and their scientific, economic and social values.
- Degree: Master of Science (MSc)
- FI (initial training)/FC (executive training)/FP (continued training)
- Duration: 2 years
- Location: Nice Campus Valrose and Sophia Antipolis
- Language: English
- Website: http://app.univ-cotedazur.fr/marres
As we are only now beginning to uncover the role of the ocean in our society, it's crucial to bring together scientiﬁc, economic and societal stakeholders. The greater understanding of marine ecosystems offered by scientists is now opening up brand new socio-economic opportunities. The idea: develop our knowledge of the ocean to better value and protect its resources.
Our interdisciplinary approach, combined with innovative learning methods, empowers students to become academic scientists, conservation specialists, entrepreneurs, or all of the above. Whatever their preference, graduates will be the open-minded specialists our societies need to solve current and emerging ocean-related challenges.
To become such talented professionals, our students will:
- acquire high-level scientific knowledge, develop critical thinking and adopt the scientific approach in any circumstance
- aid decision making by learning how to assess ecosystem health and environmental impacts of projects with up-to-date techniques and tools (EIA, GIS, etc.) and by adapting their communication to a targeted audience
- appraise current and emerging marine societal challenges, and possible solutions, taking into account the development level of a country.
- become entrepreneurs by developing their skills in project management, business administration, marine legislation, and intellectual property protection.
Program and content
The innovative and interdisciplinary approach aims to comprehend the intertwined scientific, societal and economic aspects of the ocean. In MARRES, marine science combines with chemical engineering, legislation, digital tools, and entrepreneurship. 10 cumulative months of internships, real-life and long-term projects developed with laboratories, NGOs, governments, and companies will enable students to specialize in science, conservation or valorization of marine resources.
Tuition fees: 4000€ per year - The tuition fee may vary according to your residence status, namely if you are a resident of an EU country or of a country outside the EU. In addition, financial aid (need-based or merit-based scholarships) will be available to students, and other sources of funding will also be available through each training course.
- Students enrolling in the first year should be proficient in English and to be comfortable with biological and ecological basics with a bachelor or “license” (French term) in a relevant field. They should be curious and open-minded, especially in terms of the socio-economic implications of science.
- Students having a limited background in biological science and/or ecology (such as business or management majors) and student who do not meet the English proficiency requirements (Toefl 520 / iBT 70) may have to complete a preparatory period before starting the program.
- Students with a strong background in biology, ecology and/or oceanography (coming from other programs) may apply for second-year admissions. A jury will investigate the viability of such a project. The 2nd year opens on Fall 2019.
- Students unable to attend the program on-site (such as employed students or those with medical restrictions) can apply for the online option. However, their presence is required for a fixed period of time each semester.
The MSc MARRES program allows the students to continue to Ph.D. programs, as a prelude to their future academic career. Students will have the opportunity to develop local or international conservation projects. They may also work in the private sector, in modeling the marine environment, becoming project leaders, project managers, or auditors for organizations connected with environmental issues. Finally, they may become entrepreneurs by creating green (or blue) start-ups valorizing the countless marine resources that they will help to protect.
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Last updated November 13, 2018