SML Master’s degree

Chemistry and Life Sciences

Within IUEM, this mention is linked to the Laboratory of Marine Environmental Sciences (LEMAR/UBO – CNRS – IRD – IFREMER) and the Laboratory of Ocean Geosciences (LGO/UBO – CNRS – IFREMER – UBS). The two laboratories together have about fifty teacher-researchers and researchers likely to participate in the teaching and/or offer internships to students.

This master’s degree in the field of Marine and Coastal Sciences prepares young scientists for a doctorate with a strong focus on marine and analytical chemistry. It also allows graduates to enter an engineering school curriculum or to enter the professional world directly.

The trades targeted following the training are diverse: teacher-researcher in higher education, researcher in research organisations, senior environmental manager, expert for state services, project manager for local authorities…

The professional environments that welcome these new graduates are universities, research institutes, chemical and/or environmental engineering offices, chemical analysis and quality control laboratories and public service organizations.

Learning path

Marine Environmental Chemistry

Following this learning path, the graduate:

  • Has a solid background in theoretical and applied chemistry and masters the fundamental concepts of marine chemistry
  • Has specific knowledge in marine biology, physical oceanography and marine geosciences that enables it to address the plurality of mechanisms that govern the functioning of marine ecosystems.
  • Has the ability to use and interpret results from modern analytical techniques (Mass spectrometry, ICP-MS, CPG, HPLC, spectroscopy, electrochemical techniques)
  • Is able to have an autonomous scientific approach to address an environmental issue (state of an ecosystem, prediction of its evolution) by implementing field sampling techniques, experimental laboratory protocols, and interpreting the data obtained.
  • Has the ability to synthesize written and oral scientific documents.

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