In this Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management programme at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), students are provided with strong fundamental and applied knowledge and are prepared for an active role in the scientific research and management of marine and lacustrine systems.
In this joint programme on aquatic systems, three universities in Flanders (Belgium) - the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Universiteit Antwerpen and Universiteit Gent combine their expertise. Many other experts and institutions are also involved in on this programme, adding even more knowhow.
Insight into the complexity of life
This two-year master’s programme offers a unique combination of study in the marine and lacustrine field. It provides insight into the complexity of life and processes in marine environments and lakes, and offers skills to study and manage them. This combination of disciplines makes the programme unique in Europe.
It comprises management and policy as well as commercial aspects of aquatic ecosystems and law. Since admission is open to holders of various science-related bachelor’s degrees, it may offer a unique opportunity to re-orientate your study career, and to broaden your horizon and meet people from different backgrounds.
Your ticket to a fascinating career
The programme aims to provide you with strong fundamental and applied knowledge for scientific research and management of marine and lacustrine systems. It prepares you to play an active role in research, policy and management. This multidisciplinary Master’s diploma is your ticket to a fascinating professional world and can be the start of an international career. The integration of knowledge from across various disciplines is valuable, and you can contribute significantly in various jobs that are concerned with marine and lacustrine domains anywhere in the world.
The world needs you!
Due to the increasing pressure on the natural marine and lacustrine ecosystems, there is an ever-increasing need for highly educated and trained people to collaborate, from their multidisciplinary expertise, on the sustainable utilization and management of these ecosystems. This offers many challenging prospects for the future.
As a Master with expertise and experience in marine and lacustrine science and management, you are a scientist who has the underlying foundation and the necessary capacities to contribute to the most up-to-date forms of education, pure and applied research and policy-supporting assignments.
More informationVisit official programme website
Programme StructureCourses Included:
- Estuarine and Coastal Systems
- Law and Ethics on Conservation of Aquatic Systems
- In-situ and Remote Sensing Tools in Aquatic Sciences
- Environmental Modelling
- Integrated Marine Coastal Ecology Field Course
- River & Lake Ecology
- Seminars: Case Studies on Biodiversity Management
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Deadline passed, EEA/EU
DisciplinesHydrology & Water Management Aquaculture & Fisheries
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- Direct admission to the programme is granted to holders of a Bachelor in Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Geology, Geography, Geomatics, Bioengineering Sciences, Environmental Sciences.
- For other Bachelors in science, applied science and life sciences, admission will be evaluated by the Oceans and Lakes Steering Committee based on academic records and skills.
- Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree of minimum 3 years with good overall scores (at least upper second class or equivalent) from a university or recognised equivalent.
International948 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 948 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA948 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 948 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) participates in many scholarship programmes offering grants to all levels of study (from Bachelor, Master, tp PhD), in various regions, both for short and longer stays.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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