Created 10/07/2015 Updated 30/04/2018

Concentration in Oceanography and Marine Environments (OEM): 5 courses offered at Roscoff

The concentration in Oceanography and Marine Environments aims to train highly qualified students in the fields of biological oceanography, marine ecology and marine biogeochemistry using an interdisciplinary approach, encompassing both concepts and methodology.

This concentration draws on several research groups on the Jussieu (Paris) campus as well as those based at the three marine stations of the Sorbonne University's faculty of science and engineering  (i.e. including Banyuls-sur-Mer, Roscoff, Villefranche-sur-Mer). This research community boasts considerable and varied expertise, thereby covering the main scientific fields addressed in the course, exposing students to top-ranking research laboratories and offering them indispensable hands-on contact with the marine environment.

The programme is organised into four semesters of course modules of 3 to 12 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) credits; each semester is constituted of a minimum of 30 ECTS credits.

The concentration in Oceanography and Marine Environments federates six universities that award a joint degree: Ghent University (Belgium), University of Bremen (Germany), University of Algarve (Portugal), Sorbonne University (France), University of Oviedo (Spain) and Klaipèda University (Lithuania).
The courses in this Master’s programme are offered to both students in the Sorbonne University ‘Oceanography and Marine Environments’ degree programme and those in the Erasmus-Mundus Master’s programme. All courses are taught in English.

Master’s programme: year 1
MU 417 - Biodiversity of marine organisms and coastal ecology

Master’s programme: year 2
NU 185 - Marine biodiversity: patterns, monitoring, influence of human activities and conservation
NU 188 - Coastal and nearshore ecosystem functioning under tidal forcing
NU 186 - Marine population genetics and dynamics
NU 187 - Evolution of phytoplankton and ocean biogeochemistry