Master’s Degree STEM

Masters in Science, Technology and the Marine Environment (STEM)

The Master’s degree STEM comprises of a multidisciplinary course with more disciplinary paths in chemistry, biology and material sciences providing a natural opening, although not exclusively, to a career related to the marine environment.  The choice of course options and compulsory internships during both the first and second year allows graduates the flexibility to pursue a PhD programme, join a research and development institute or work for a start-up business. The goal of the Masters is to train biologists, environmental chemists and material scientists to understand, share, and practice common interdisciplinary tools to solve complex problems and master essential project management skills.

The first year of Masters STEM focuses on a series of core modules taught to all students; to enable an understanding of the characteristics of the marine environment (chemistry, biology, oceanography, material composition), the related issues (operations, marine resources, and environmental protection…) and learn standard characterisation techniques (matter, life and the environment). This first year is further complemented by course options that allows students to choose according to their profile and future career paths.  Students finalize the first year by partaking in a multidisciplinary group project.

In the second year of the Masters, the educational focus is on the specialty pathway chosen by the student, complemented by studying economic and legal approaches of the marine environment:

BIOMAR:  Marine biodiversity and Biomolecules

CHARME: Analytical chemistry and environmental modelling

MAE:  Advanced material sciences and environment