Expected Background

The MSc MARRES is a graduate program. Its main track Science & Society opens to research and requires a solid background in life science obtained thanks to a 3 or 4-year bachelor or licence (French term) in a related discipline (biology, conservation and/or biochemistry). Anyway, we regularly open our program to students with other backgrounds (such as engineering, management, economy, communication), provided they can demonstrate outstanding levels of maturity, motivation and an already good knowledge of biology in general, or marine science in particular, acquired from non-academic pipelines (such as great diving experiences and marine conservation programs). Interested candidates with no life science background are expected to take the 3-month level-up training, or could be interested instead by the 1-year track for Blue Managers.

The English proficiency of applicants must correspond to a B2 level (preferentially C1). It must be recognized by an official test (such as Toefl iBT >80, Toefl ITP >550 or IELTS >6.5), by having attended successfully to an undergraduate or graduate program delivered fully in English, or by being a native speaker. 

Application procedure

SCIENCE & SOCIETY - Non EU students: 5000€ /year
- French & EU students: 300 to 5000€ / year depending on the household income of the parents. Check table below.
to June 15
on our e-candidat platform
BLUE MANAGERS - 6000€ for students completing the program in 1 year
- 4000€ /year if taken in 2 years
to August 15
on our e-candidat platform
LEVEL UP - 600€ All through the year send an email to msc-marres@univ-cotedazur.fr
Registration fees table for the Science & Society track
yearly fees
non EU-resident 5,000 €
annual gross income
< 35,000 € 300 €
35,000 - 49,999 € 2,500 €
50,000 - 79,999 € 4,000 €
80,000  + 5,000 €
  • Université Côte d'Azur, through its Idex program, offers excellence scholarships of 5000 euros, combined with tuition fee waiver, for which any candidate to an MSc. program for the academic year 2021-2022 can apply. More information will be available upon completion of the application.
  • Financial and/or logistic support may be provided for the internship's international mobility or for obtaining professionalizing certifications (diving, language, boat driver licence...) on the basis of the student's project and success.

A little help...

When are the applications assessed?

Applications are assessed on a monthly-basis from February to June.

What are the documents required?
  • Be prepared to upload documents such as a recent picture of you, a copy of your passport, your transcripts, your english proficiency certificate (Toefl or equivalent) if not native speaker, a resume (CV), a motivation letter and 2 academic and/or professional reference letters.
  • We will also ask you to produce a short video to introduce yourself and explore a case study associating science, conservation and/or valorization of marine resources. Tip: students are expected to be curious and open-minded, especially regarding the socio-economic implications of science.
What if you want to join us without a Life Science background?
  • If you want to apply to the scientific MSc. program, you will be invited to take the online level-up preparation of 3 months in Spring.
  • If you are already working (professionals from all sectors), have recently graduated or are currently enrolled in another master's program, you may be interested in the 1-year track for "Blue Managers"
Video tutorial for the application process


Chat with a member of the team

Contact the MARRES Student Force or the a member of the coordination team to help you choosing the track that best fits your goals and/or to complete your application. You can text us by using Messenger and you can book a 1:1 meeting with us on Zoom via the scheduler also on our Facebook page.

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