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The master's degree in Oceanography and Marine Environmental Management is specifically designed for graduates in experimental sciences or civil or geological engineering who wish to specialize in marine science.

Admission requirements

In accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/29 October 2007, students must hold one of the following qualifications to access university master's degree courses:

  • An official Spanish degree.
  • A degree issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area framework that authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue.
  • A qualification from outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area. In this case, the qualification should be recognized as equivalent to an official Spanish degree. If it is not recognized, the University of Barcelona shall verify that it corresponds to a level of education that is equivalent to official Spanish degrees and that it authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue. Admission shall not, in any case, imply that prior qualifications have been recognized as equivalent to a Spanish master's degree and does not confer recognition for any purposes other than that of admission to the master's degree course.

Specific requirements

The master's degree in Oceanography and Marine Environmental Management is open to holders of a degree qualification in any of the following disciplines: biology, environmental sciences, geology, pharmacy, physics, chemistry, marine sciences, civil engineering or geological engineering. Access may also be granted to holders of other qualifications in experimental sciences or engineering disciplines from universities in Europe or other countries, with prior authorization or validation by the University of Barcelona.

For candidates with qualifications other than those that officially grant access, Spanish university-specific degrees or degrees obtained outside of Spain or Europe that are not directly comparable to those mentioned above, the Coordination Committee for the master's degree will consider each case individually, taking into account the relevance of the studies completed and the candidate's statement of interest.

In order to take full advantage of the master's programme, students must have English language skills at level B1 CEFR or equivalent, as all subjects use extensive teaching material in this language. All applications for enrolment are considered and analysed individually, to ensure fair assessment of all candidates.