Master in Integrated Studies of the Oceans

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Study programme's generic objectives: a) To provide a level of academic training that allow the understanding and scientific scholarship in specific areas of marine sciences, demonstrative of deep level of knowledge; b) To strength the capacity to integrate knowledge and how to apply them to solve new problems and situations, often in multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary context; c) To develop theoretical and operational skills for scientific research on original themes on the marine environment; d) To deepen the reflection on the ethical and social implications and responsibilities that result from the development of new marine scientific and technological solutions; e) To improve the scientific dissemination of marine science and technology into society, whether specialists or nonspecialists, in a clear and unambiguous way; f) To promote the learning throughout life, essentially autonomously; g) To increase the transfer of knowledge of this level of education to the business world.


The essential skills and knowledge that are expected to achieve with this course of study are as follows: a) Increase knowledge and general understanding of the main branches of marine sciences as biology, ecology, marine resources and oceanography, and their interactions; b) The high-quality training in a demanding research environment, supported by projects and teams of scientists at national and international level; c) The training methods and advanced R & D analysis techniques applied in the field and laboratory; d) Building the capacity to seek and interpret complex scientific information and conduct original research; as well as conceptualize, plan, implement and manage research scientific; e) Interact with multidisciplinary research teams; d) Find funding to carry out cutting-edge scientific research; g) Communicate ideas and scientific results to specialist and non-specialist audiences; h) To acquire skills in the area of entrepreneurship and self-employment.

Admission Requirements

May apply to the master’s degree holders of an undergraduate degree in Natural and Environmental Sciences, Biology, Marine Biology, Marine Biology and Fisheries, Oceanography, Chemistry, Geology, Geography, Physics, Aquatic Sciences, Marine Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Biotechnological Engineering, Naval Military Sciences (Naval Academy) or equivalent degree, and holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized by the Scientific Council as attesting the capacity to carry out the master’s.

Professional Opportunities

Consultant in companies related to maritime-tourist activities; Consultant in blue technology companies (including biotechnology), in the public or private sector.



Course Code


ECTS Credits



2 Years

Study Regime

Full-time attendance, presence required in daytime schedule


  • Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
  • ACEF/2122/0504367
  • Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior
  • R/A-Ef 2829/2011 de 18-03-2011

Study Program

Code Name Year Semester
0200903Descriptive Oceanography1st year1st semester
0200886Ecology and the bio-diversity of the Oceans1st year1st semester
0200911Marine Living Resources1st year1st semester
0200831Methods of Cientific Dissemination 1st year1st semester
0200897Modeling of Ecosystems 1st year1st semester
0200913Operational Methods of Sea and Laboratory I1st year1st semester
0200909Sampling Methods and Data Processing1st year1st semester
0200943Conservation and Management of the Oceans1st year2nd semester
0200929Data Analysis Methods in Ecology1st year2nd semester
0200872Evaluation of fisheries resources1st year2nd semester
0200942Mollecular Biology and Biotechnology1st year2nd semester
0200840Oceanography by Satellite1st year2nd semester
0200865Operational Methods of Sea and Laboratory II1st year2nd semester
0200915Seminar1st year2nd semester
0200930Composition/Project work2nd yearYearly