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Opleidingsonderdelen 2012-2013  
Qualification awarded
In order to obtain the degree of Master of Science in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management the student
  • should be enrolled for the programme in question under a diploma contract or under an exam contract to obtain a diploma
  • should have taken all the exams that the programme encompasses
  • should previously have registered for the programme with the examination board.
  • should have acquired at least 120 ECTS-credits
The programme consists of 120 ECTS-credits.
In a model academic year, the student takes between 54 and 66 ECTS-credits.
Admission requirements

Direct: Bachelor of Biology,  Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Chemistry, Geology, Geography and Geomatics, Bioengineering Sciences, Environmental Sciences


With preparatory programme (max. 90 credits): Bachelor of Science and Applied Science

Objectives and learning outcomes
Due to the increasing pressure on these ecosystems, marine and lacustrine research, management and policy are becoming more and more important. With this specific master's programme, the three universities not only want to expand the knowledge and insight of scientists to other disciplines, but at the same time they also want to concentrate on the specific environments of the oceans, seas, deep lakes and estuaries. This means acquiring depth in certain scientific disciplines as well as the examination of common ground with other disciplines and social sectors. 
The Ocean & Lakes Master’s Programme offers specialisation in a domain with clear, physical demarcations. Given that some 80% of the earth's surface consists of water, the most important biological, biogeochemical and geological processes are covered in this programme. But also the commercial functions, impact, management and law, all of which are important for the seas and large lakes, are discussed extensively.
The programme has three objectives:
-provide a solid fundamental and applied basis in marine and lacustrine sciences for participants from developing countries as well as from third world countries;
-train international participants with a scientific background and in general, enhance the level of expertise;
-train participants to successfully complete a research programme (experimental design, data analysis, scientific presentation of results, information collection and transfer);
-offer the participants insight in management (management and policy) in marine and lacustrine sciences and applications at different levels.

A graduate is expected to be able to play a key-role :-in high level scientific research;-as project and team leader in management of marine and lacustrine environments;-in management, conservation, rehabilitation and restoration of coastal zones and lakes;-in environmental effects reporting.
The graduate als has:-the skills to transfer scientific data, in professional circles but also in relation to the general public and in the context of education;-the know-how and skills to transform scientific expertise in practical management strategies and realisations in the field'.
Access to further studies
Further studies with direct access:
Advanced Master of Technology for Integrated Water Management
Final examination
A student’s final result is a weighted average of the exam results the student has obtained for all the programme components of his/her training programme. In calculating the final result, the credits corresponding to the various programme components are used for weighting the results obtained for those components.

The final result is expressed as an integer out of 100.

A student whose final result is less than 50 out of 100 can never be declared successful.

A student is successful for the training programme if he/she has obtained credits for all the programme components in his/her training programme. 
For more information see the Education and Examination regulation.
Meer informatie
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