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International Master in Marine Biological Resources

University of the Basque Country

24 months
4500 EUR/year
3500 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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In harmony with the EU’s Blue Growth strategy, the International Master in Marine Biological Resources from the University of the Basque Country is designed so its students will graduate with both core and specialist competences and skills in fisheries and aquaculture, nature conservation, sustainability, ecosystem based management, blue biotechnology and global change. 


Objectives of the International Master in Marine Biological Resources from the University of the Basque Country

  • to understand how marine biodiversity varies across spatial/temporal scales, and between levels of biological organisation
  • to generate theory, models and tests to relate marine biodiversity to ecosystem functioning
  • to understand the value of marine biodiversity and to support the sustainable management of marine biodiversity

4 Reasons to Study this Master

  • Connected to EMBRC-ERIC, a research pan-European infrastructure
  • Compulsory mobility
  • EHEA excellence label
  • Professional competitiveness

Career Opportunities

The IMBRSea programme prepares you for a broad range of careers from academic marine research to working within industry, governmental or non-governmental organisations, say:

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Marine GIS and spatial planning
  • Marine ecology
  • Marine genomics
  • Marine policy and governance
  • Oceanography
  • Quantitative methods in marine science
  • Environmental (toxico)genomics

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

  • Copy of the official Transcript of Records of all courses taken to achieve the BSc degree
  • Copy of the BSc Degree Diploma, or equivalent suitable to be eligible for the MER2030 EMJMD Programme
  • Copy of the Secondary School Degree,
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation Letter 
  • Two Reference Forms or Recommendation Letters submitted by academic/professional staff (on-line application procedure)3
  • Complete the Proposed Study Plan Form (on-line), indicating the teaching modules of preference, research topics of interest and additional information4
  • Copy of your Passport or national identity card, as proof of applicant’s nationality
  • Copy of a Resident Official Document that verifies which the applicant’s place of residence at the time of application5
  • Signed “Erasmus+ Scholarship Mandatory Declaration“ form, where applicants declare they comply with Erasmus+ eligibility requirements (e.g., 12 month rule, etc.)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • 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 Bilbao

765 - 1250 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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