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IMBRSea Semesters

Check out which modules and courses you will study in each semester.

The course offer might change over time. For the most recent updates, make sure to check: 
Ghent University: International Master of Science in Marine Biological Resources (

Semester One - Fundamentals Module

You will need to choose between one of the starting universties for your first semester, but do not worry: all 1st semester students will study the same subjects (total 30 ECTS).

The fundamental modules, which encompass basic skills and knowledge in Marine Biological Resources are composed of:

Semester Two - Thematic Modules

Semester three - Specialization Modules

For the third semester, students will choose a specialization module, also called "Majors". Each specialization offers different modules in different universities. Students will select one module within the desired specialization.

The available specializations are:

Semester four - Master Thesis

During the fourth semester, students do not take any other courses. They complete their Master Thesis for (30 ECTS).

Fundamental Module Courses

Why not check out which courses you will follow at each of of the six starting universities:

Ghent University, University of Algarve, University of Oviedo, University of Western Brittany, Atlantic Tecnological University or Marche Politechnic University.