IMBRSea is packed with activities during the two years of studies. Students first go to one of 6 universities where they will all have the Fundamental Module with the same common basic subjects. This first semester is offered by Ghent University (BE), University of Algarve (PT), University of Oviedo (ES), Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (IE), Polytechnic University of Marche (IT) and University of Western Brittany (FR).
In the second semester it is time for the Thematic modules and Professional Practices. Students will choose which classes to take on their Thematic Modules and will compete for different spots offered by our Partners for the Professional Practice.
During Summer (end of July-August) they participate in a Summer School where they will have a full experience in research in Tjärnö Marine Station in Sweden.
For the third semester students will follow Specialization Tracks in different universities. Those were tailored thinking on the current work positions open for Marine Scientists in Europe. They will also have 6 ECTS allocated on an Online Course for preparing them for their Master thesis work.
For the fourth and last semester, students pursue their own research for the Thesis. They can do their research anywhere in the world.
At the end of each year in June, 1st and 2nd year students attend a Symposium to present their Professional Practice and Thesis Work. It is a nice get together, to meet and interact with all IMBRSea students and teachers. It takes place each year in a different Partner University.
The students will live and study in at least two European cities and will receive a Joint degree signed by the eleven European universities of the IMBRSea Consortium. The modules are offered at different Universities and each semester students will have the opportunity to study at a different university. Moreover, students will perform their Professional Practice at one of our partner institutions and undertake their thesis work at one of the IMBRSea partners or members of the consortium or at any other research institute, located all over the world.
The amount of different mobility options is one of the great advantages of IMBRSea, allowing students to experience many different realities and meeting people from different institutes, forming a strong network and creating a more global-minded work force.