Upgrade your science skills to join the "Science & Society" track

This training introduces fundamental notions in natural sciences. It is designed for talented students with at least an undergraduate diploma in a non natural science discipline (such as in Economics, Management, Political Science, Law, Communication, Engineering) to apply to a graduate program such as the "Science & Society" track of the MSc. MARRES or simply to (re)discover biology, ecology, chemistry & oceanography.

Duration: around 3 months (starting at any time) – Fully online & asynchronous


The program



  • Animal Physiology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Biological chemistry
  • Cell cycle
  • Energy & Metabolism
  • Genetics, Molecular biology
  • Elements of classification


  • Evolution & Behavioral Ecology
  • Population Ecology
  • Community Ecology
  • Human disturbances


  • Basics in chemisty (atoms, molecules, ions & stochiometry)
  • Electronic structure of atoms, chemical bounding, molecular geometry, intermolecular forces
  • Organic chemistry


  • Introduction to Oceanography
  • Geological aspects
  • Chemical oceanography
  • Physical Oceanography
  • Abiotic factors
  • Introduction to Marine Biodiversity & Ecosystems
  • Phytoplankton
  • Zooplankton

Learning strategy

Each discipline proposes a personalized learning path thanks to learning blocks combining video clips, interactive activities, checkpoints to test knowledge acquisition and assignments. Forums allow students to exchange together and a tutoring is provided by a member of the MARRES team.

The level-up training is a fully asynchronous program that can be taken at any time and at your own pace. Students unlock the activities as they progress through the module. We recommend targeting the spring and early summer period to best prepare the "Science & Society" track