2023-2024 / Master

Oceanography (120 ECTS)

120 crédits

Cycle view

  • Bloc
  • Organisation
  • Théorie
  • Pratique
  • Autres
  • Crédits

Compulsory courses

OCEA0075-1Physical oceanography and marine meteorology (english language) B1Q16
Theory and practice   3015- 
Fieldwork trip - [3d Field work]   --[+] 
OCEA0086-1Chemical oceanography (english language) - [2d Field work] B1TA205[+]4
OCEA0087-1Satellite oceanography (english language) B1Q11515-3
GEOL1039-1Geological oceanographyB1Q15
From theory to field work - [1d Field work]   2020[+] 
Additional field work - [2d Field work]   --[+] 
OCEA0088-1Marine ecology (english language) - [5h Monitored workshops, 4d Field work] B1TA10-[+]4
OCEA0089-1Introduction to marine ecosystems modelling (english language) B1Q11515-3
OCEA0014-1Mathematical analysis and modelling methods applied to the environment (english language) B1Q12020-4
OCEA0049-1Pelagic oceanography - [20h Monitored workshops, 2d Field work] B1Q210-[+]4
OCEA0011-2Coastal oceanography - [3d Field work] B1Q22010[+]5
OCEA0019-1Biological oceanology - [20h Monitored workshops, 8d Field work] B1Q210-[+]6
OCEA0090-1Dynamics of marine ecosystems B1Q22020-4
DROI0725-1Law of the sea and of sea environment B1Q220--2
GEOG0043-1Developing marine resources B1Q220--3
GEOG2012-1Coastal geomorphology, changing sea levels and the vulnerability of coastal regions - [3d Field work] B1Q22010[+]3
OCEA0091-1Methodological approach to oceanography practice - [30h Monitored workshops] B1Q2--[+]4
Notice : A practical, two-week work placement (sampling on a boat, diving, dosages, plankton, benthos, data bases, etc.) is carried out at STARESO, the University¿s Station de Recherches Sous-Marines et Océanographiques (Calvi, France) at the end of the first block of the Masters in Oceanography, to carry out practical work associated with subjects covered during the year (physical, biological, geological, chemical oceanography, etc.).
DOCU0461-1Documentary training and preparing a dissertationB2Q13
Bibliographic research - [20h Monitored workshops]   --[+] 
Preparation of a scientific and/or technical report - [10h Monitored workshops]   --[+] 
SMEM0003-1Final thesis

Focus choice


Choose one focus from the following :


Research Focus

SSTG0032-1Internship - [1mois internship] B2TA--[+]6
OCEA0020-1Current issues in oceanography B2Q11515-4

In agreement with the Jury, choose courses for a total of 20 credits, in at least two different fields, from :


Biogeochemistry and climate change

OCEA0219-1Biogeochemical Cycles in the Ocean (english language) - [2d Field work] B2Q120-[+]3
OCEA0220-1Biogeochemical Cycles in the Polar Ocean and Sea Ice (english language) B2Q120--3
OCEA0025-1Dynamics of nutrients in marine environment : chemical and biochemical aspects - [10h Field work] B2Q17,57,5[+]3
GEOL0256-1Marine sediment geochemistry (english language) B2Q11515-4
OCEA0033-1(pas organisé en 2023-2024) Global changes and sea environment

Marine ecology and biodiversity

BIOL0808-3Functional morphology, Marine vertebrates B2Q11510-3
OCEA0093-1Molecular approaches to the diversity of marine microorganisms (english language) B2Q11515-3
OCEA0094-1Marine phanerogames ecology (english language) B2Q11510-3
OCEA0063-1Biology of Marine Mammals (english language) B2Q14
Part I : Ecology and Ecotoxicology   15-- 
Part II : pathology and necropsies   1510- 
OCEA0083-1Physiology and biochemistry of the marine animals (english language) B2Q11515-3
OCEA0223-1Biodiversity of tropical coastal regions: study and intercultural context - [12d Field work] B2Q210-[+]4
OCEA0230-1Marine invertebrate zoology (english language) B2Q12010-3

Modeling and operational oceanography

OCEA0096-1Ecological and biogeochemical cycles modeling B2Q11530-3
OCEA0036-1Structures and applications of marine hydrodynamic models (english language) B2Q11515-3
OCEA0073-1Numerical methods in geophysics, Part 1 B2Q21530-3
OCEA0097-1Data assimilation and inverse methods (english language) B2Q130--3
OCEA0071-1Geophysical fluid dynamics - part 1 (english language) B2Q23015-5
SPAT0024-2Meteorology (english language) B2Q16
Part 1   2010- 
Part 2   2010- 

Exploitation of marine resources, anthropic pressures

ZOOL0218-4Aquariology B2Q120--3
OCEA0227-1Tools for analysis and assistance for integrated management B2Q11515-3
OCEA0226-1Introduction to aquaculture B2Q130--3
OCEA0084-1Marine ecotoxicology (english language) - [15h Monitored workshops] B2Q115-[+]4
OCEA0144-1Biology of the coral reefs B2Q130--3
OCEA0158-1Phytoplankton, a tool for supporting the management of the marine environment - [10h Monitored workshops] B2Q1108[+]4

Data acquisition and processing

OCEA0159-1Advanced satellite oceanography (english language) B2Q11515-3
OCEA0224-1Statistical analysis of oceanographic data B2Q11515-3
OCEA0027-1Applications of stable isotopes in marine sciences B2Q11515-4
OCEA0085-1Methods of investigation, observation and analysis of marine plankton - [12h Monitored workshops] B2Q1105[+]4
GEOL0021-7Geophysical prospecting - [5d Field work, 20h Projet] B2Q22620[+]5
[...] Exceptionally, and in agreement with the Jury, one or several courses may be chosen from the courses' programmes of other field of education of the Faculty of Sciences, other faculties or other universities (for example, in connection with the final dissertation, etc.).-

Specialised focus in integrated management of aquatic resources and aquaculture

ZOOL0234-1Diversity of halieutic species and breeding: fish, shellfish and molluscs B2Q11510-3
ZOOL0235-1Physiology applied to aquaculture: a balance between productivity and respect for animal well-being B2Q14020-4
BIOL0218-1Ecological monitoring and managing fishery resources B2Q11015-3
BIOL0219-1Ecology and the production of algae: digital concepts and applications B2Q21010-3
ZOOL0236-1Ecology and the production of zooplanktonic organisms B2Q21010-3
BIOL0220-1Operation and integrated management of continental aquatic environments B2Q21010-3
ZOOL0237-1Aquaculture production system: adaptability, innovation and integration in a sustainable environment - [16h Visit] B2Q14020[+]4
GEOG0272-1Economic issues and exploitation of the marine aquatic environment B2Q21010-3

In agreement with the Jury, choose 2 courses for a total of 4 credits among:

HULG2012-2Fish and shellfish nutrition and feeding B2Q115--2
VETE0206-1Immunology, virology and vaccinology of aquatic species B2Q1182-2
VETE0207-1Pathology, bacteriology and parasitology of aquatic species B2Q21510-2
VETE2007-1Management of the quality and safety of foodstuffs derived from aquaculture and fishing - [5h Visit] B2Q215-[+]2
ZOOL0238-1Integration of aquaponic aquaculture systems into urban and semi-urban agriculture B2Q112--2

Additional ECTS (max 15-60) Master in oceanography (120 ECTS)


Optional courses


The refresher programme, for a maximum of 60 credits, will be established by the jury of the Masters in Oceanography, depending on the student's prior training: this programme will enable the student to acquire the basic knowledge required in relevant fields (statistics, IT, biology, chemistry, physics, etc.).

[...] Between 15 and 60 ECTS of courses -