We offer training in seven dual-purpose professional and research specialties. While providing high level education in each subject field, our course also prepares future graduates for the collaboration now needed between natural sciences (ecologists, geochemists, biologists and geologists) and social sciences (geographers, lawyers, economists) in the world of work.
The Marine and Coastal Sciences Master’s Degree is taught at the Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer (IUEM) [European Institute of Marine Science], itself a department of the Université de Bretagne Occidentale (UBO). IUEM thus has direct access to UBO’s numerous research laboratories. The Master’s degree has been designed to take an interdisciplinary approach to the themes of Ocean Sciences, internationalization and employability.Physical oceanography, geophysics and naval hydrodynamics are based upon a common foundation of physics, mechanics, and applied mathematics. The Marine Sciences / Physics masters offers a two years intensive program with fundamental lectures, advanced courses, internships and research projects. The program is held at the University of Brest in collaboration with engineering schools, Ifremer and research laboratories at IUEM. The training provides career opportunities in research and academia in oceanography, climate science, geophysics and in applications such as operational oceanography, naval hydrodynamics, observation and monitoring of the coastal and deep sea environment, exploitation of marine mineral resources.
2 year masters program with 3 specializations:
- Physics of the Ocean and the Climate
- Marine Geophysics
- Naval Hydrodynamics
- Geophysical fluid dynamics: a framework to understand ocean physics
- New remote sensing methods and observing systems for the ocean and solid Earth
- Strong mathematical training: advanced calculs and numerical methods
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesPhysics Marine Engineering View 4 other Masters in Marine Engineering in France
- Bachelor in either Physics, Mechanics or Applied Mathematics.
- For the specialty Naval Hydrodynamics, a B2 level in French is required.
International500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
Higher education at University is subsidized in France. Tuition fees are around 500€/yr and include health coverage.
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