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Master in Marine and Coastal Systems

University of Algarve
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
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16,000 EUR

Program description

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.

Admission requirements

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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Program content

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.

Tuition fees

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.

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University of Algarve

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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University of Algarve

Campus da Penha
Estr. da Penha 139
8005-139 Faro

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