MSc MARRES - Blue Managers

Redirect your career towards blue growth

This one-year master program offers a unique opportunity to reorient a career towards ocean and marine resources.

  • Duration: 1 year (intake in September) - flexibility from onsite to fully online, part-time or full time
  • Main objectives: to redirect a career toward blue growth, through one of the specializations: conservation management, entrepreneurship & innovation, or human impact assessment
  • Prerequesite: master or equivalent diploma in any discipline, or a 4-year bachelor. 



The 1-year program starts in September and the class period ends in March. Then, students complete their professional project thanks to the skills and knowledge they have acquired. The teachings are online with a combination of video-capsules, practical activities and remote face-to-face. Most of the face-to-face take place in the French afternoons.



The semester 1 corresponds to a set of common core modules where all the students will discover what is the Blue Growth, build a background in ecology and law of the Sea, improve their management skills, and develop their own professional project.
The Blue Growth
explores how marine science and socio-economy may combine for the development of communities. It introduces the economics of the ocean and provides basis on Environment Economics and Ecosystem Services with real case studies.
Introduction to General & Marine Ecology
introduces the basic elements of marine ecology on ecosystems and biodiversity, addresses the main threats posed by humans, and the main conservation measures with a particular focus on MPAs. 
Marine Resource & Environmental Law
introduces the main lines of the law of the sea and marine resources at French, European and international levels. It provides an understanding of how the different actors can combine their actions at sea, and what can and cannot be done in relation to marine resources.

2 electives
2x 6 ECTS

Such as Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Information System Tools, Project Management & Communication and Ocean Remote Sensing


Conservation management

Learn how to manage and protect a marine area by combining scientific and socio-economic perspective

  • Ecology of Conservation for Blue Managers [6 ECTS]
  • Managing Blue Conservation [6 ECTS]
  • Fisheries for Blue Managers [6 ECTS]

Biotechnology & Innovation

Join the Blue Economy to value (and protect) one of the unexpected potentials of marine resources from tourism to cosmetics & pharmaceutics

  • Ecology of Conservation for Blue Managers [6 ECTS]
  • Natural Product Valorization [6 ECTS]
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation [6 ECTS]
Human Impact Assessment

Learn how to quantify the impact of humans on marine ecosystems to join environmental management

  • Ecology of Conservation for Blue Managers [6 ECTS]
  • Environmental Impact & Quality Assessment [6 ECTS]
  • Remote Sensing for Blue Managers [6 ECTS]


Our teaching modules are generally designed following a blended-learning approach articulated in learning blocks allowing students to prepare for their face-to-face interactions with instructors through prior asynchronous work.

Preparatory work
generally composed of short video capsules, self-paced preparatory activities, and checkpoints for students to assess their learning progress.
Face-to-face interactions
thus reinforced and enriched by constructive exchanges in the form of recitation, workshops and discussions.

MORE ABOUT THE LEARNING STRATEGY   instructors, campus tour, online tools...

Because Blue Managers students can have a busy schedule, the program offers a large flexibility.
In semester 1, most of the classes are together with the students of the Science & Society track. Blue Managers students can participate to the face-to-face sessions online or onsite, synchronously or by watching the recording of the session after with office hours.

In semester 2, classes are generally held in very small groups, with timetables adapted to the students' schedules.



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career square
In order to design your (new) career in blue growth, you will be accompanied by a coach specialized in your target field.
  • The first semester will allow you to prepare your new project with a coach.
  • You should apply it in the second semester within the framework of an internship, a work placement or a feasibility study for the creation of a new start-up [12 ECTS].
You are invited to think about your career plan before you apply. You can contact us at any time to help you (we invite you to make an appointment on our facebook page). It is preferable that you have cleared your semester 2 work experience before the start of the program.