Coastal and Marine Biology and Ecology, Master | University of Salento | Lecce, Italy
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Coastal and Marine Biology and Ecology

24 months
1000 EUR/year
1000 EUR/year
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The Coastal and Marine Biology and Ecology course at the University of Salento delivers qualified education on fundamental and applied biological and ecological marine sciences, integrating eScience and more traditional approaches with the aim of understanding of the fundamental ecological mechanisms underlying phenomena occurring at various scales in coastal, transitional, and marine ecosystems. 


Coastal and Marine Biology and Ecology is a two-year, second level course at the University of Salento. It offers two alternative curricula: Marine Biology and Ecology (MBE), focusing on theoretical and experimental multidisciplinary training in marine biology and marine ecosystem sciences, or E-Biodiversity and Ecosystem Sciences (EBES), focusing on the theoretical foundations of biodiversity organization and ecosystem functioning and devoted to the issue of eco-informatics, recognizing the biodiversity-ecosystem nexus as an information enterprise, requiring analytical and synthetic capabilities in the generation of services for solving environmental challenge (climate change, emerging ecosystem threats, biodiversity loss, waning natural resources) and the promotion of sustainability.

Career opportunities

The CMBE degree will allow graduates to:

  • access postgraduate courses (on competition);
  • access to Ph.D. courses (on competition);
  • work in public and private laboratories dealing with environmental issues, holding positions of responsibility as researchers and/or consultants;
  • practice the profession of environmental-focused biologist;
  • work as members of environmental offices in the Municipalities of coastal towns;
  • become officers or Staff members of Marine Protected Areas and any other public environmental agency or office;
  • create/participate start-up and other types of private companies of environmental-related services to the private and public sector related to the marine and maritime domain.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning
  • Community Ecology
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Plant Biodiversity
  • Biodiversity of Coastal and Marine Vegetation
  • Ecological Indicators and Biomonitoring
  • Oceanography of Marginal Seas and of the Coastal Zone

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.

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Enrolment requires the possession of specific curricular pre-requisites relative to a three-year bachelor (university first-level) degree and the positive evaluation of the personal preparation of the applicant.

Candidates must possess the following curricular requisites (in terms of ECTS credit units referred to the groups of sectors listed below):

  • 1) GROUP 1 (General Botany, Systematic Botany, Environmental and Applied Botany, Zoology, Ecology): from 12 to 40 ECTS;
  • 2) GROUP 2 (Comparative Anatomy and Cytology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology): from 6 to 20 ECTS;
  • 3) GROUP 3 (Probability, Statistics, Mathematics/ Physics, General and inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry): from 12 to 30 ECTS.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1000 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Lecce

700 - 1000 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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