Master in Marine and Coastal Systems
The Marine and Coastal Systems master program (MaCS - SIMCO) integrates knowledge using an interdisciplinary approach. It focuses on the study of processes operating within the coastal and marine systems, subject to complex geological, physical, chemical, biological and social forcings.
a) Holders of Bachelor's degree (or legal equivalent) in environmental sciences, biological sciences, Marine Sciences, earth Sciences, Physique, Chemistry and Engineering
b) Holders of a foreign higher education degree that is recognized by the Scientific Council as meeting the objectives of the Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area
c) Holders of a school, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized by the Scientific Council, as attesting the merit and ability to carry out this cycle of studies.
Criteria for selection of the candidates: academic background, Final grade of BSc, professional experience.
Necessary documentation: Curriculum Vitae (with personal data, academics and professionals); Certificate of Qualifications, with the discrimination of the classifications obtained in each unit.
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Capacity to assess of Human and natural forcings on coastal and marine systems based on:
- Strong foundation in the Marine Sciences, including biology, chemistry, physics, and geological aspects of marine/coastal systems.
- Ability to integrate knowledge and skills from all areas of study to address interdisciplinary problems and climate change challenges.
Critical and analytical thinking skills:
- Define procedures, operations and techniques for problem solving
- Evaluate environmental risks
- Evaluate the trophic state of waters
Demonstrate ability and proficiency in quantitative skills:
- Model waves, tides and currents
- Model coastal and marine systems
- Process oceanographic data
- Elaborate and analyze submarine mapping
- Elaborate programs of environmental monitoring
Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form to convey scientific knowledge and results to peers, and public domain.
Ability to independently design and execute research work oriented on quantitative data.
Develop the capacity of working in a team.
The full tuition price per annum for local/EU students is 1100 EUR/year.
The price per annum for International/Non-EU students is 4000 EUR/year.
About this institute
University of Algarve
The University of Algarve (Portugal) is a young public university, with a student population with more than 8,000 and employs over 700 academics. In these last three decades, the University of Algarve has consolidated the link established with the regional...
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