The MARRES students

The power of diversity

The MARRES students are fully part of the richness of the program. The variety of cultures, ages, backgrounds, and career goals participate in opening up students' perspectives around marine resources.

Since 2018, our MARRES and exchanged students have represented 38 nationalities, coming from various fields such as biology, environmental science, chemistry, oceanography, engineering, economy and communication.

Background of the students

Academic year 2023 - 2024

50+ students

20+ nationalities

In majority from a life science background but also from
  • engineering
  • environmental management
  • political science
  • economy
  • communication

Origin of the students since 2018

I chose the MSc. MARRES to become a marine professional. By giving me the chance to learn from teachers coming from disciplines such as business management, ecotoxicology research and international policy, I got to explore perspectives of marine sciences, as well as widening my network. Besides, lessons are combined with a range of opportunities to develop my practical skills, such as the participation in events and, of course, our Immersion Project, which gives hand-on experience on my fields of interest and an option of exploring new ones. Finally, being students coming from all around the world generates a very stimulating environment to learn and to enjoy the assets of the French Riviera.

Florina, from Colombia
Graduated in 2021, now field and scientific project manager at Coral Guardian 

I chose Université Côte d’Azur and the MSc. MARRES because more than offering a pretty incredible living environment on the French Riviera, this program is very innovative. At MARRES we are taught more than marine biology! The international and multidisciplinary approach with courses in law applied to the marine environment and entrepreneurship, for example, really helps to explore the vast opportunities that Ocean can offer. A plus of this Master is the facilitated access to the professional world directly in first year, through the immersion project. It allows to discover and test your interests.

Falco, from Saint Vincent and The Grenadines
Graduated in 2021, now program officer on marine plastics at Fauna & Flora International

The "MARRES by the students" series


MARRES To the World

Students and friends develop the "MARRES to the World" outreach program with initiatives to promote ocean literacy and raise people awareness on marine issues. They develop podcasts, board and digital games and events of ocean literacy and citizen science.

>>> Learn more about M2TW


Our alumni career: the life after MARRES

Research, conservation, innovation, discover what our students become after MARRES.

>>> Learn more about our Alumni