M.Sc. On Campus

Marine Biological Resources (IMBRSea)

Ghent University

24 months
4500 EUR/year
3500 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The International Master of Science in Marine Biological Resources (IMBRSea) at Ghent University is a joint Master program organized by ten leading European universities in the field of marine sciences, supported by the European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC). 


Ghent University's Marine Biological Resources (IMBRSea) program takes the strengths from the previous International Master of Science in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (EMBC+), and prepares students for the rapidly evolving demands of the blue bio-economy and research on the sustainable use of marine biological resources.

Career Opportunities

The Marine Biological Resources (IMBRSea) at Ghent University will prepare you for a broad range of careers from academic marine research to working within industry, governmental or non-governmental organisations. Potential roles include:

  • Fisheries biologist
  • Marine consultant
  • Ocean and coastal policy coordinator
  • Contract scientific diver
  • Marine biologist
  • Oceanographer
  • Marine park manager

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Understanding the structure and function of marine biodiversity
  • Toolbox for investigating marine biodiversity 
  • Conservation and restoration of marine biodiversity 
  • Transferable skills 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A prerequisite for admission is that applicants have a Bachelor (or Master) degree in biology, ecology, environmental sciences, oceanography, marine sciences, (bio)chemistry, biotechnology, geography, geology, veterinary medicine or other equivalent degrees with minimum 180 credits at the latest before September 1st of the academic year you start the IMBRSea programme.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3500 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Gent

754 - 1205 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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.

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Marine Biological Resources (IMBRSea)
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