2023-2024 / Master

Oceanography (120 ECTS)

120 credits

Job opportunities

Whatever the profession chosen, oceanographers are highly qualified scientists. They must be able to write well, have good manual and technical dexterity, a sense of team spirit and the ability to adapt.

  • Public and private sectors: Both in the private and the public sectors, many occupations are accessible and available in the marine sector: fisheries, aquaculture, the "seaquarium", museums and institutes (e.g. the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Aquarium, etc.), monitoring the marine environment, in oceanographic, hydrographic or meteorological services (in situ measurements, teledetection, operational forecasting models), naval construction, development and protection of the coastline, maritime and port engineering, rehabilitation and modernisation of port structures, oil and mineral exploitation, tourism, marine consultancy, impact studies, sustainable development, etc.
  • Scientific research: Doctorate and potential post-doctoral research at universities, research centres, specialised companies, etc. both in Belgium and abroad. The fields are very diverse, both in basic research (biological, physical, chemical and geological oceanography or modelling) and applied research (conservation, fisheries, etc.).
  • Teaching: Senior secondary school teaching (after having taken the courses leading to the AESS (teaching certificate - 30 credits) and higher education.

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