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Master of Science in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Length: 2 years
Study pace: Full time
Education level: Master's degree
Location: Antwerpen, Brussels, Ghent
Language: English
Start date: 17 September 2018

Program description

Program description

Master of Science in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management

The interuniversity Master in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management (known as: Oceans & Lakes) offers a multidisciplinary approach to marine and lacustrine systems. It integrates physical, chemical, geological, ecological and societal aspects and encourages students to also consider conservational and sustainability features. Students are provided with strong fundamental and applied knowledge and are prepared for an active role in the scientific research and management of marine and lacustrine systems. In this joint program on aquatic systems, three universities in Flanders (Belgium) - the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Universiteit Antwerpen and Universiteit Gent combine their expertise. Many other experts and institutions are also involved in on this program, adding even more know how.

The program attracts an international group of students and professors. The range of professional, educational and cultural backgrounds of the students and professors illustrates the global context of future marine and lacustrine research and management. Case studies are held on local and national policies and management practices in the students’ and professors’ countries of origin, allowing for different perspectives on the topic.

Admission requirements

Admission criteria

Direct admission to the program is granted to holders of a Bachelor in Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Chemistry, Geology, Geography and Geomatics, Bioengineering Sciences, Environmental Sciences. For other Bachelors in science and applied science, applications will be assessed on the basis of the applicant's academic records and skills by the Oceans and Lakes Steering Committee. 


Admission is based upon acceptance of the application (proof of meeting the academic and language requirements, satisfactory background,...). All necessary information regarding the admission requirements, deadlines and application forms can be found on the application page.

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Vrije Universiteit Brussel

VUB is a public and modern university located in Brussels, the heart of Europe. Ranked as one of world’s top universities, it offers a full range of bachelor’s and master’s programmes taught in English. The University counts 16.000 students, 21%...

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