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Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management

The interuniversity master’s programme in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management (colloquially: Oceans and Lakes) offers a multidisciplinary approach to marine and lacustrine systems. As such, it integrates physical, chemical, geological, ecological and societal aspects and encourages students to also consider conservational and sustainability features. The students are provided with a strong fundamental and applied knowledge and are prepared for an active role in the scientific research and management of marine and lacustrine systems.

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international opportunities

The departments at all three universities have a whole host of research projects and collaborations from which you can benefit. That means you might spend a few months abroad in the framework of your Master's thesis. You can also include a semester in another (European) country in your study programme or do an internship abroad. 

Within Europe, the programme has Erasmus+ mobility agreements with the following universities:

Germany
Spain
Denmark

However, multiple possibilities also exist for stays outside of Europe. For more information, please contact us by mail: exchange.outgoing@vub.ac.be

after your education

Phd

If you want to continue your academic career, you can apply for a PhD position at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. All you need is a promoter, research subject and sufficient funding. Are you up for this challenge?

First step in the market

This multidisciplinary Master’s diploma is your admission ticket to a fascinating professional world and can be the start of an international career. As a scientist with a broad education, you are the right person for functions that require an integrated approach. The integration of knowledge from across various disciplines is valuable, and you can contribute significantly in various jobs that are concerned with marine and lacustrine domains, wherever they are in the world. The programme is broad and deep and can complement a wide range of scientific professions.

Needed: people with expertise in the area of sustainable utilization and management of marine and lacustrine ecosystems

Due to the increasing pressure on the natural marine and lacustrine ecosystems, there is an ever-increasing need for highly educated and trained people to collaborate, from their multidisciplinary expertise, on the sustainable utilization and management of these ecosystems. This offers many challenging prospects for the future.

As a Master with expertise and experience in marine and lacustrine science and management, you are a scientist who has the underlying foundation and the necessary capacities to contribute to the most up-to-date forms of education, pure and applied research and policy-supporting assignments.

The VUB helps you to make your first step in the job market with workshops, networking events, job fairs, tips ‘n tricks for job interviews. All an ambitious student needs!

Secretariat of the Master's programme

+32-2-6293402
oceansandlakes@vub.ac.be

Student Information Hub

+32-2-6292010
info@vub.ac.be

Study Guidance Center

+32-2-6292306
guidance@vub.ac.be

International Relations and Mobility Office (IRMO)

+32-2-6148101
international.relations@vub.ac.be

Secretariat of the Faculty of Science and Bio-engineering Sciences

+32-2-6293357
secr@we.vub.ac.be