M.Sc. On Campus

Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management

University of Antwerp

24 months
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The 2-year master programme in Master of Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management (Oceans & Lakes) at the University of Antwerp addresses students with a background in sciences.


Programme details

Students are provided with a strong fundamental and applied knowledge and are prepared for an active role in the scientific research and management of marine and lacustrine systems. The programme adopts a multidisciplinary approach integrating physical, chemical, geological, ecological and societal aspects and including nature conservation and sustainable development.

Oceans & Lakes is an interuniversity programme organised by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the University of Antwerp and Universiteit Gent. You can apply for this programme at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Opportunities offered by the Master of Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management (Oceans & Lakes) at the University of Antwerp:

  • A wide spectrum of disciplines related to marine and lacustrine science and management are covered.
  • Unique opportunity to re-orientate your study career.
  • All classes are expertise-based as guaranteed by the large numbers of renowned research groups related to the programme.
  • A wide spectrum of thesis subjects will be offered by the various research groups associated with the programme including the NIOZ and UCL (associated as visiting professors).
  • You study together with students from all continents providing the global context of future marine and lacustrine research and management.

..and more.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Oceanography
  • Estuarine and Coastal Systems
  • River & Lake Ecology
  • Limnology
  • Law and Ethics on Conservation of Aquatic Systems
  • In-situ and Remote Sensing Tools in Aquatic Sciences
  • Environmental Modelling
  • Seminars: Case Studies on Biodiversity Management
  • Integrated Marine Coastal Ecology Field Course

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Oceans & Lakes is open to holders of a bachelor’s degree in :

  • biology
  • biochemistry and biotechnology
  • chemistry
  • geology
  • geography
  • geomatics
  • bio-engineer science
  • environmental sciences
  • For other bachelors in science, applied science and life sciences:
  • equivalency will be evaluated based on scientific competences and skills of the students by the Oceans & Lakes Steering Committee.

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.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Antwerpen

787 - 1230 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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