|Degree:||Master of Science (MSc)|
Natural Resource Management
|University website:||Marine & Lacustrine Science & Management|
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Fascinated by oceans and lakes and keen to go deeper? Dive into this master of science in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management! No other programme in Europe offers this unique combination of disciplines. Managed by three Belgian universities and in collaboration with other experts, it’s your ticket to an exciting and important role in the scientific research and management of marine and lacustrine systems.
The future of our oceans and lakes is a global concern, which explains the international appeal of our programme. With such diverse company, you gain different perspectives, which we also emphasise with case studies on local and national policies and management practices in students’ and professors’ countries of origin.
There’s plenty of opportunity for practical experience too, thanks to laboratory and field training sessions, individual and group assignments, report presentations and discussion seminars, visits to marine research centres, excursions and internship... Not to mention your individual master’s thesis, which may be either field or laboratory based and includes governance or policy analyses.
You benefit from the contacts and expertise of not one, but three high-quality Belgian universities: VUB, Ghent University and the University of Antwerp. The biology departments and research groups of all three are involved in developing and maintaining innovative and internationally recognised research programmes, along with a variety of international research networks.
By exploring physical, chemical, geological, ecological and societal aspects, you’ll gain insight into the complexity of life and processes in marine environments and lakes, and the skills to study and manage them. Our programme covers management and policy, as well as commercial aspects of aquatic ecosystems and law. With the expertise and experience gained in this master's programme, you'll have the knowledge and capacities to contribute to the most up-to-date forms of education, pure and applied research and policy-supporting assignments.
Your ticket to a fascinating career
Our programme is designed to offer strong fundamental and applied knowledge for the scientific research and management of marine and lacustrine systems. It prepares you for an active role in research, policy and management. In other words, it's your ticket to a fascinating professional world and perhaps the start of an international career. The integration of multidisciplinary knowledge is valuable, allowing you to make a significant contribution in various jobs concerning marine and lacustrine domains, anywhere in the world.
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