Physical oceanography, geophysics and naval hydrodynamics are based upon a common foundation of physics, mechanics, and applied mathematics. The Marine Physics masters offers a two years intensive program with fundamental lectures, advanced courses, internships and research projects.
The program is held at the University of Brest in collaboration with engineering schools, Ifremer and research laboratories at IUEM. The training provides career opportunities in research and academia in oceanography, climate science, geophysics and in applications such as operational oceanography, naval hydrodynamics, observation and monitoring of the coastal and deep sea environment, exploitation of marine mineral resources.
2 year masters program with 3 specializations:
Each year is credited with 60 ECTS.
The masters starts in early September.
The internship is an important aspect of the program.
Brest University has an active and vivid collaboration with the University of Cape Town (South Africa) and promotes exchange of students.
The "Labex Mer" can fund masters' students who do their internship abroad.
Classes start the first week of September and finish mid-March for the M2, and late June for M1. There are a three breaks: one week in fall, two weeks in winter and one week in spring.
Physics of the Ocean and Climate - Master 2
Marine Geophysics - Master 2
Naval Hydrodynamics - Master 2
France propose a world-class higher education institutions in an international environment. The application process for international students is exactly the same as it is for french students but it's indispensable to contact with a platform “Etude in France” and the regional department of “Campus France” (a public institution in charge of promoting higher education and managing the reception and international mobility of students).
Higher education is thus provided by two main types of institution: universities and "grandes écoles". «Grandes écoles» are the most reputable of the French education system. To win admission students get in by competitive examination, the institutions are relatively small, and classes in them small too. French universities are open to all “bacheliers”, or a student whom has passed their baccalaureate, and it's also easier to apply for the university program.
It is necessary to point out that the European local or an international student have to complete the application process in its entirety, as well as submit all documentation at the time of submission so the procces suit to the ground for the students all over the world. Students are eligible for grants and other financial assistance from the governement to support study in France.
For European students, there is the ERASMUS program. For outside of the EU we have no funding to offer.