IMBRSea covers a wide, yet consistent, range of subjects within the marine sciences and biological resources. With an emphasis on marine biological and ecological processes, the programme links biology of marine organisms and environmental studies with subjects in marine policy and planning.
The subjects are covered through Thematic Modules in Specialization Tracks to prepare the next generation of scientists who need to understand the marine ecosystem functioning and conservation of biodiversity to work in biological resources exploitation and management. IMBRSea offers a unique combination of Courses, Professional Practices, Annual Symposia, Joint Schools, Thesis subjects in an integrated programme to learn how to develop blue biotechnologies in a sustainable way.
During the selection process you indicate your preferred specialization track within IMBRSea (choice 1 and 2). You will receive an e-mail from the coordination office confirming your track. In specific cases and with a good motivation, you can still change this track until October 1st, taking into account the availability in the tracks. After this date, you can no longer make changes to the specialisation track since the track is mentioned on the final diploma and diploma supplement.
The specialization track defines your pathway throughout the programme in terms of mobility and course selections. You basically remain in the same 'coulored band' during the entire programme.
No. The transferable skills depends on your first semester university choice. Each university offers different courses options for the students to take as their extra course (3 ECTS), you should check each university to choose the best option for you.
Yes. The summer school usually takes place in August for 10 days. IMBRSea students have summer vacations for the whole month of July and depending on their third semester and summer school options, few more days between the summer school and the beggining of classes.
Are there limits as to how many students can be selected for a certain track? If conservation is the most popular track will there be more competition for those spots?
Yes, there are limits on the number of students for each track. They will be chosen based on their application ranking and then allocated on their first or second track options.
No. Only if there are still available spots at the university from the track you want to change your second semester to. For example, you were in the conservation track going to Ghent University on the second semester and you want to change to the management track, and go for University of Oviedo. If there are still spots open on the management track and for Oviedo then, only then, you can change your track before the deadline on October.
Are students given separate or one Diploma having all the names of the universities after the program?
After graduating, the students will have one Diploma with all the 10 Universities from the Joint Degree and the name of the track you chose.
No. All courses are taught in English, no matter in each Country the University is located at. The same goes for the Summer School.