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Marine and Environmental Management


​Track and course overview 


Intakes: September and January 

Taught in: English​​


Management of Marine Environments specialisation

This major focuses on fundamental and applied scientific research: from theoretical ecology to aquaculture. In their freshman year, students study scientific core and major courses such as Oceanography, Biostatistics and Ecology. Students participate in real-life scientific programmes and manage their own projects.

This major focuses on the biology of marine organisms, from microscopic plankton to mammals, and on the relationships those organisms develop in their environment. It is the perfect major for students who are passionate and curious about the marine environment and of the mechanisms governing the biosphere. Once students obtain their BBA ​degree, they usually join a graduate programme in France or abroad.
Build professional skills in marine environments
In their first year, students take courses in Oceanography, Marine Biology, and Ecology to have a broad overview of what field of study they want to major in during their third year.
Beyond the classroom, students build leadership and professional experience through exciting field trips. For instance, students in Marine Biology carry out two sea trips a year to collect data they use in their Oceanography and Biostatistics courses.
Gain field experience in management of marine environments
This major leads to positions of scientist and engineer in basic or applied research. Basic research topics can be broad and varied: from a species or a group of species like zooplankton or mammals, to the relationship between organisms and their role in the marine food web (biogeochemical fluxes and population dynamics).
Organisms can be studied at many different levels from cells and organs (in Genetics and Physiology), to individuals, and to populations, communities, and ecosystems. An example of applied research is aquaculture to optimise the growth and nutrition of some species or to help manage reserves, parks, and museums.

Fourth-year students may carry out their fouth year of joint studies with the first year of the MSc IDEX MARRES of the University of Côte d' Azur in marine resources.

Pursue postgraduate studies
After receiving their degree, around:
  • 85% of our students who complete the Management of Marine Environments track go on to graduate school to get a master’s degree and half of them do a PhD.​ 
  • 70% of them become researchers, 20% of them start working for companies, and the remaining 10% become professors or start their own business. 
  • 50% of them live in Europe, 30% in Australia, and the remaining 20% in North America.
Read a testimonial from Nathalie Mourier who did this course and moved to a partner university, Plymouth, for her last two years.
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