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Master of Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management
Academic year :

Model path: two year programme

The programme consists of 6 parts:

1. Core courses: 45 ECTS-credits

2. Broadening courses: 12 ECTS-credits

3. Supporting courses: 9 ECTS-credits

4. One major (24 ECTS-credits) to choose of 4 specialisations

5. The master thesis: 30 ECTS-credits

Core courses

In this module the student needs to finish all the compulsory courses.The compulsory courses cover disciplines which are considered as essential knowledge for a marine and lacustrine scientist.

From the core courses listed below, students must obtain 36 ECTS-credits.

From the field courses (Choice1) listed below students must choose 3 ECTS-credits.

From Choice 2: 6 ECTS-credits from the list below or students can choose to follow a summer school for 6 ECTS-credits or to follow 6 ECTS-credits from any master programme offered by a Belgian university, (subject to approval by the chairman of the examination board).

Oceanography4sp1st semester
Vanreusel, Ann
Estuarine and Coastal Systems5sp1st semester
Meire, Patrick
Law and Ethics on Conservation of Aquatic Systems3sp2nd semester
Cliquet, An
In-situ and Remote Sensing Tools in Aquatic Sciences5sp2nd semester
Van Lancker, Vera
Environmental modelling3sp2nd semester
Soetaert, Karoline
Integrated marine coastal ecology field course3sp2nd semester
Kochzius, Marc
River and Lake Ecology5sp1st semester
Triest, L.
Limnology5sp2nd semester
Vyverman, Wim
Seminars: case studies on biodiversity management3sp1st/2nd sem.
Koedam, N.
 
Integrated field course at sea3sp2nd semester
Vanaverbeke, Jan
Integrated limnological field course3sp2nd semester
Van Daele, Maarten
 
Monsoon school6sp1st/2nd sem.
Koedam, N.
 

Broadening courses (12 ECTS-credits)

The broadening courses are compulsory.

From the courses listed below, students must obtain 12 ECTS-credits

Governance and Policy in Development and Cooperation Part I3sp1st semester
Koedam, N.
Governance and Policy in Development and Cooperation Part II3sp2nd semester
Koedam, N.
Internship6sp1st/2nd sem.
Vanreusel, Ann
 

Supporting courses (9 ECTS-credits)

Based on student's background and after approval of the chairman of the examination board students must choose 9 ECTS-credits from the courses listed below. At least the level of 'Advanced Applied Statistics' must be reached.

From the courses listed below, students must obtain 9 ECTS-credits.

Geographic Information Systems3sp2nd semester
Canters, Frank
Introduction to data mining3sp1st semester
Elskens, Marc
Biogeochemistry3sp2nd semester
Elskens, Marc
Data and Information Management3sp1st semester
Deprez, Tim
Introduction to Marine and Lacustrine Biology3sp1st semester
De Troch, Marleen
Advanced Applied Statistics3sp2nd semester
Vanreusel, Ann
Analysis of Biological Data6sp1st semester
Vanschoenwinkel, Bram
Conservation Genetics of Aquatic Populations3sp1st semester
Triest, L.
Stable Isotope Geochemistry3sp2nd semester
Goderis, Steven
 

Major Global change impacts on ecology and biodiversity

Non-biologists should follow the supporting course 'Introduction to Marine and Lacustrine Biology' in the first master year. From the courses listed below, students must obtain 24 ECTS-credits.

Marine Genomics3sp1st semester
Derycke, Sofie
Marine Food Web Ecology3sp1st semester
De Troch, Marleen
Ecology of Coastal Seas3sp2nd semester
De Troch, Marleen
Lacustrine Systems3sp2nd semester
Vyverman, Wim
Microbial Ecology6sp1st semester
Vyverman, Wim
Marine Extreme Systems6sp1st semester
Vanreusel, Ann
 

Major Conservation Biology and ecosystem Management

Non-biologists should follow the supporting course 'Introduction to Marine and Lacustrine Biology' in the first master year. From the courses listed below, students must obtain 24 ECTS-credits.

Integrated coastal zone management3sp1st semester
Dahdouh-Guebas, Farid
Tropical Marine Ecology and Restoration3sp2nd semester
Koedam, N.
Conservation Genetics of Aquatic Populations3sp1st semester
Triest, L.
Environmental Impact Assessment3sp1st semester
Degraer, Steven
Law of the Sea and Protection of Oceans3sp1st semester
Maes, Frank
Marine Biodiversity3sp1st semester
De Troch, Marleen
Marine Fisheries: ecology and management6sp1st/2nd sem.
Kochzius, Marc
 

Major Environmental Impact and Remediation

Non-biologists should follow the supporting course 'Introduction to Marine and Lacustrine Biology' in the first master year. The Integrated Practicals is part of the second year.

From the courses listed below, students must obtain 24 ECTS- credits.

Environmental Impact Assessment3sp1st semester
Degraer, Steven
Physiology of Aquatic Organisms6sp2nd semester
De Boeck, Gudrun
Aquatic ecotoxicology and environmental monitoring6sp1st semester
Bervoets, Lieven
Ecosystem based adaptation to global change6sp1st/2nd sem.
Meire, Patrick
Integrated Practicals3sp1st/2nd sem.
Mubiana, Kayawe Valentine
 

Major Marine and Lacustrine Geosciences

Only available for students with a good geological background, subject to approval by the chairman of the examination board.

From the courses listed below, students must obtain 24 ECTS-credits.

Advanced sedimentology6sp2nd semester
Bertrand, S├ębastien
Paleobiology of Micro-organisms6sp1st semester
Louwye, Stephen
Paleoclimatology and Climate Change6sp1st semester
Verschuren, Dirk
Integrated offshore exploration6sp2nd semester
Van Rooij, David
 

Master thesis (30 ECTS-credits)

the master thesis stands for 30 ECTS-credits and consists of an individual research project related to ongoing research in one of the associated research groups. Here students choose a subject related to their major.

Master's thesis30sp1st/2nd sem.