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Mestrado em Ecologia Marinha (Master in Marine Ecology )

Master (ISCED 2011 level 7)

Portuguese, Portugal

Duration 3 semesters
Cost registration fee: 25 euros; enrolment fee: 40 euros; tuition fee: portuguese students: 1063,47 euros; international students: 7000 euros

The Master in Marine Ecology has the following main objectives:

. Establish a postgraduate training, theoretical and practical, focused in the analysis of ocean and coastal environments and its associated problems;
. Privilege integrated strategies of analysis, evaluation and conservation of marine ecosystems.

At the end of the course, students should have acquired the skills and competences to:

. Solve theoretical and experimental problems in marine ecology and conduct laboratory/field work, leading to the study of the hypotheses to be tested;
. Collect, select and interpret information in order to identify solutions to reduce the impact of human activities on the marine environment, framing them in environmental legislation (national and Community) in force;
. Disseminating information obtained in the course of their work to the general public and their peers, by publishing results.

Skills: The Master in Marine Ecology confers the title Master of Science (MSc) and entitles graduates to access PhD programs, as well as to join the labor market in the public and private sectors. The skills and competences acquired during the course allow the exercise of investigative work, for those who wish to enter a scientific career, as well as other activities in public and private organizations, mostly related to the environment in the areas of planning, nature conservation and management of living resources.

Structural components
Practical/Field work
Research Project

Application procedure

The MSc in Marine Ecology accepts 20 regular students (national and from within the European Union) and 5 international students (from outside the European Union) per year.


Learning outcomes

Portuguese. If there are students who do not understand Portuguese, classes will be taught in English


To apply for the course, students must have completed their undergraduate degree or legal equivalent, preferably in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Sciences or related field.

ISCED Categories

Conservation and environmental management
Scientific modelling