Master of Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management
 Courses of Oceans & Lakes

The two year programme consists of a total of at least 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System). For all course contents please see here.

NEW Programme starting 2017-2018 is published below:

Core courses

From the courses listed below, students must obtain 36 ECTS.

  • Oceanography (4 ECTS)
  • Estuarine and Coastal Systems (5 ECTS)
  • River and Lake Ecology (5 ECTS)
  • Limnology (5 ECTS)
  • Law and Ethics on Conservation of Aquatic Systems (3 ECTS)
  • In-situ and Remote Sensing Tools in Aquatic Sciences (5 ECTS)
  • Environmental Modelling (3 ECTS)
  • Seminars: Case Studies on Biodiversity Management (3 ECTS)
  • Integrated Marine Coastal Ecology Field Course (3ECTS)

Choice 1 Field Courses

Different field courses will be organized from which the student must choose one (3 credits).
From the courses listed below, students must obtain 3 ECTS.

  • Integrated Field Course at Sea (3 ECTS)
  • Integrated Limnological Field Course (3 ECTS)

Choice 2 Monsoon school

From 2018-2019 we will organise a Monsoon school. Students can choose to follow the Monsoon school OR choose other courses for 6 ECTS from any Belgian Master programme. From the courses listed below, students must obtain 6 ECTS.

  • Monsoon School (6 ECTS)
  • Free elective courses (6 ECTS) - choice must be approved by exam commission

 

Broadening courses

From the courses listed below, students must obtain 12 ECTS.

  • Governance and Policy in Development and Cooperation Part I (3 ECTS) and Part II (3 ECTS)
  • Internship (6 ECTS)

 

Supporting courses

From the courses listed below, students must choose at least 9 ECTS.

  • Data and Information Management (3 ECTS)
  • Introduction to GIS (3 ECTS)
  • Introduction to Marine and Lacustrine Biology (only in 1Ma) (3 ECTS)
  • Biogeochemistry (3 ECTS)
  • Advanced Applied Statistics (3 ECTS)
  • Mathematics & Basic Statistics (only in 1Ma) (3 ECTS)
  • Analysis of Biological Data (6 ECTS)
  • Conservation Genetics (3 ECTS)
  • Stable Isotope Geochemistry (3 ECTS)

 

Major

One major to choose out of 4 specializations, consisting of 24 ECTS compulsory courses.

Major 1 Global Change Impacts on Ecology and Biodiversity

  • Marine Genomics (3 ECTS)
  • Marine Food Web Ecology (3 ECTS)
  • Ecology of Coastal Seas (3 ECTS)
  • Marine Extreme Systems (6 ECTS)
  • Lacustrine Systems (3 ECTS)
  • Aquatic Microbial Ecology (6 ECTS)

Major 2 Conservation Biology and Ecosystem Management

  • Marine Fisheries Ecology and Management (6 ECTS)
  • Integrated Coastal Zone Management (3 ECTS)
  • Tropical Marine Ecology and Restoration (3 ECTS)
  • Conservation Genetics (3 ECTS)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (3 ECTS)
  • Law of the Sea and Protection of Oceans (3 ECTS)
  • Marine Biodiversity (3 ECTS)

Major 3 Environmental Impact and Remediation

  • Environmental Impact Assessment (3 ECTS)
  • Aquatic Ecotoxicology and Environmental Monitoring (6 ECTS)
  • Ecosystem Based Adaptation to Global Change (6 ECTS)
  • Evolutionary and Ecological Physiology (6 ECTS)
  • Integrated Practicals (3 ECTS)

Major 4 Marine and Lacustrine Geosciences

  • Advanced Sedimentology (6 ECTS)
  • Paleobiology of Micro-organisms (6 ECTS)
  • Integrated Offshore Exploration (6 ECTS)
  • Paleoclimatology and Climate Change (6 ECTS)

 

Master thesis (30 credits) more info


More information on the courses can also be found on the VUB website.



                                                                                              

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