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Master Degree in Marine Sciences - Marine Resources

InformationCourse/CS accredited by the Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES).
Institutions: In order to guarantee a high diversity and quality of the training offer, the Master's Degree is offered jointly and since its genesis by ICBAS and IPMA (ex-IPIMAR, Fisheries and Sea Research Institute), counting on the permanent and close participation CIIMAR (Interdisciplinary Center for Marine and Environmental Research) and ELA (Estação Litoral da Aguda). There are partnerships with COMPANIES, promoting training internships (via Free Options) and the realization of dissertations and annual internships in a professional environment.

May apply to the Master degree in Marine Sciences - Marine Resources (MCMRM - for its acronym in Portuguese) students who are graduates (or its legal equivalent) in areas of Life Sciences. Candidates in other conditions are also admissible, namely the ones who meet the conditions of article 17th of DL No. 74/2006, of March 24, in the wording of DL No. 65/2018.
In this context, any person holding an academic, scientific or professional curriculum recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out the study programme can apply, which will be verified during the examination of applications by the programme’s Scientific Committee (SC) according to the criteria and sub-criteria admission which are annually defined and publicly announced.

Duration of the study programme: 2 years.

SCHOOL YEAR BEGINNING: 12th September 2022 - subject to confirmation.


The master's degree provides knowledge and promotes skills that guarantee the advanced training of professionals capable of intervening in the research and management of the sea and coastal areas, the sustainable development of aquaculture and fisheries, and creating added value for the marine ecosystem resources and services. Teaching promotes gains in professional and personal skills, emphasizing practical aspects and the progress of initiative and creativity. The master's degree is oriented towards studying the biota inhabiting the oceans and coastal areas, considering them to be part of a dynamic environment that needs to be preserved and as limited natural resources, whose exploration is intense, complex, requiring qualified individuals.


Functioning proposal, vacancies and seriation criteria

Regulations for the Application of the International Student Statute of the University of Porto:
Special Contests for Admission to Higher Education

General regulations for study cycles

Submission of Candidates:

1st phase: March 1st to May 13th, 2022
2nd phase: July 19 to July 25, 2022
3rd phase: August 4th to 30th, 2022 - 10 vacancies


Information Contacts

Pos-graduation studies Office

Goreti Lobo

Tel. +351 220428054


Zélia Lopes

Telf. +351 220428021

Email: posgrad@icbas.up.pt 

Office hours:

10h00 - 12h00

14h00 - 15h30

General information

Official Code: 6494
Director: Eduardo Rocha
Acronym: MCMRM
Academic Degree: Master
Type of course/cycle of study: Masters Degree
Start: 2008/2009
Duration: 4 Semesters

Study Plan


  • Marine Sciences - Marine Resources - Specialization in Aquaculture and Fisheries (120 ECTS credits)
  • Marine Sciences - Marine Resources - Specialization in Marine Biology and Ecology (120 ECTS credits)
  • Course of master in Marine Biology and Ecology (60 ECTS credits)
  • Course of master in Aquaculture and Fisheries (60 ECTS credits)

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