General presentation

Problematics related to marine biodiversity and the sustainable use of resources are at the heart of current european and global concerns.

The Master’s degree in Marine Sciences, Marine Ecology and Fisheries course, aims to train engineers, researchers and experts able to take up the environmental, social and economic challenges related to preservation, sustainable use and exploitation of living marine resources.

Thanks to the seafront of the “Hauts-de-France” region, its research domain resolutely turned towards the sea and its socio-professional maritime fabric, the students will work in a multidisciplinary framework to address the marine environment in its entirety.

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The training programme is based on a new dynamic which provides students (initial or lifelong training) an attractive environment to develop their skills and build their professional project, through a scientific and socio-economic excellence framework.

The course is built on an innovative architecture based on a system of “majors” and “minors”  combining teaching modules from different academic disciplines and thus allowing students to build their personalised course according to their professional project.

Training objectives

  • Offer students the opportunity to acquire training which will enable them to get a high academic knowledge  level both in research and in the professionnal sector. 
  • Acquire generalist concret and fundamental skills about the marine and coastal  environment through pluridisciplinary thematic.
  • Acquire the necessary specialization according to your professional project through a wide choice of «minors».
  • Offer students training that is customizable according to their professional project.
  • Optimize the openness of students through a multidisciplinary approach.
  • Ensure at the same time an advanced training for students who want to pursue an academic training by a Doctorate degree and/or to train professionals in the marine environment having a job with a Master’s degree.
  • Facilitate to enter in the professionnal sector through a network of marine environmental experts.
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A privileged geographical location

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In Boulogne-sur-mer, the France’s first fishing port and the Europe’s first seafood processing centre. In a region resolutely oriented towards the sea whose coast is located in the domain of the Marine Park of the “Côte d’Opale”.  The students are working in a multidisciplinary setting that enables them to approach the marine environment in its entirety through renowned research laboratories and a dense maritime socio-professional fabric.

Une formation aux nombreux atouts

  • Customizable course according to your professionnal project
  • Possibility to complete  your Master’s degree over 2 years or more
  • Fundamental learnings  complemented by field experiences and laboratory practice in total immersion within research teams
  • Training based on renowned research laboratories and a network of marine experts
  • Experienced and attentive pedagogical team
  • 8 months of compulsory internships
  • Lifelong learning (possibility to obtain certification)
  • Training labelled by the competitiveness pole Aquimer
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