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The Master in Earth, Planetary, and Environmental Sciences (STPE) proposes four programmes, whose range extends from planetology to the valorization of marine living resources. Read more

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Introduction

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You would like to work as an engineer or a researcher in the fields of monitoring, management and valorization of the continental and marine environment; environmental biology; geology or planetology. You hold a Bachelor's Degree in Life, Earth, Planetary or Environmental Sciences; or you have another graduate degree (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, etc.) but are motivated by these disciplines.

The Master in Earth, Planetary, and Environmental Sciences (STPE) proposes four programmes, whose range extends from planetology to the valorization of marine living resources: Earth and Planets (TP); Environmental Mapping and Management (CGE) ; Marine Ecosystems and Bioproduction (EBM); Aquaculture, Environment and Society (ACES).

This Master's degree is mainly based on the expertise of three research laboratories of the University of Nantes, associated in the Nantes-Atlantique Observatory of Universe Sciences  OSUNA) : the Laboratory of Planetology and Geodynamics (LPG), the Sea-Molecules-Health (MMS) laboratory and the Littoral, Environment, Remote Sensing, and Geomatics (LETG) laboratory.

The Master is designed to offer you progressive specialization. In the first year (M1), you have the choice between three gateway streams  : Earth and Planets (TP), Environmental Mapping and Management (CGE) or Environmental Biology (BE). You then pursue your training in one of the three programmes of M2: Earth and Planets (TP), Environmental Mapping and Management (CGE) or Marine Ecosystems and Bioproduction (EBM).

You also have the opportunity to apply for an Erasmus Mundus European programme: Aquaculture, Environment and Society (ACES), which is organized between three European universities: the University of the Highlands and Islands in Oban in Scotland (M1 Semester 1), the University of Heraklion in Crete (M1 Semester 2) and the University of Nantes (M2 Semester 1).

Specificities

A researcher in geology and planetology
The TP programme trains professionals capable of working, at an international level, in basic and applied research in geology and planetology. Additional skills in geomatics, remote sensing and quantitative data analysis will enable you to include the spatial and temporal dimensions of geological, geophysical and geochemical processes.

A versatile environmental officer
The CGE programme trains professionals with a strong interdisciplinary vision of the environment, which includes its geological, biological, hydrological and anthropic components, in both the continental and marine sectors. This programme also has a strong component of data analysis methods and spatialization of information (geomatics, remote sensing). Depending on the gateway chosen in M1 and the options in M2, you can acquire a more specialized profile in geology, biology or geography. You will be able to join organizations carrying out the monitoring, management and development of the environment, either as an engineering officer or as a researcher(after a doctorate).

An expert in marine ecosystems
The EBM programme trains professionals in the study of marine ecosystems and the valorization of marine organisms and substances, with multidisciplinary knowledge. Additional skills in geomatics, remote sensing and quantitative data analysis will enable you to include the spatial and temporal dimensions of the distribution of resources and biological interactions between animal and plant species in the marine environment. You will be able to work in research (after a doctorate) as well as in agro-food and pharmaceutical production or the monitoring, management and valorization of the environment.

A specialist in sustainable marine aquaculture
The ACES international programme, taught in English, aims to train aquaculture professionals in the theoretical and practical knowledge required to develop a sustainable, competitive but environmentally friendly marine aquaculture. Lessons include the aquaculture of fish and bivalves, the exploitation of marine resources, and socio-economic interactions.

Places

Nantes

The Erasmus Mundus European course Aquaculture, Environment and Society (ACES), is organized between three European universities : the University of the Highlands and Islands in Oban in Scotland (M1 Semester 1), the University of Heraklion in Crete (M1 Semester 2) and the University of Nantes (M2 Semester 1).

Admission

Prerequisite

Prerequisites for enrolment

Bac +3, Bac +4

Prerequisites training

  • Bachelor's Degree in Life, Earth, Universe or Environmental Sciences.
  • Another bachelor's degree (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, ...) if you are motivated.

Conditions of applications

Selective access.

Conditions of specific applications

For block release training, contact our FOCAL service : www.univ-nantes.fr/focal

Program

In the first year (M1), you have the choice between three gateway streams  : Earth and Planets (TP), Environmental Mapping and Management (CGE) or Environmental Biology (BE).

You then pursue your training in one of the three programmes of M2: Earth and Planets (TP), Environmental Mapping and Management (CGE) or Marine Ecosystems and Bioproduction (EBM).

You also have the opportunity to opt for an Erasmus Mundus European programme : Aquaculture, Environment and Society (ACES).

The organization of the master and its programmes allows you to specialize gradually and to obtain an interdisciplinary degree, much appreciated in the labor market. Over the entire Master (M1 + M2), you will spend 7 months in professional placements. You will also participate in several (2 to 3) field studies, depending on your course options, and carry out a great deal of project work.

What's next ?

Level of education obtained after completion

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Target skills

Target activities / attested skills

  • You will explore with curiosity and critical thinking the various aspects of a scientific or technical problem in Earth, Planetary and Environmental Sciences, using existing knowledge, theories and know-how.
  • You will plan, carry out, describe, analyze and interpret field observations, laboratory experiments and numerical or analogical modeling to answer scientific or technical questions in the Earth, Planetary and Environmental Sciences, qualitatively and quantitatively (sampling, measurement, statistics).
  • You will combine qualitative and quantitative information, derived from the observation of natural systems, experimentation, modeling and consultation of scientific and technical literature, to ask and answer new questions in Earth, Planetary and Environmental Sciences.
  • You will construct, formalize and express rigorously (using written, oral, graphic or mathematical language) questions, hypotheses, reasoning, models, observations, protocols, results, interpretations and conclusions in Earth, Planetary and Environmental Sciences.
  • You will organize and join team projects to answer questions in Earth, Planetary and Environmental Sciences.
  • You will include the notions of spatial variation, temporal evolution and interaction in natural and societal systems in the development, formalization and transmission of your reasoning.

Depending on your programme choice (TP, CGE, EBM or ACES), specialized subject skills will reinforce this foundation.

Job opening

Business sector or job

  • Sectors:
    • Biology
    • Ecology
    • Aquaculture
    • Earth Sciences
    • Planetology
  • Positions:
    • Engineer, geomatician, in charge of studies and projects in environmental engineering and technical departments of public and private companies; administrations and local authorities involved in spatial planning, development and environmental monitoring (soil and water pollution, seismic risks, landslides, floods, environmental diagnosis, monitoring of fauna and flora, aquaculture).
    • Research engineer in laboratories in geosciences, planetology, biology and geology of the environment or in the valorization of marine living resources.
    • Academic researcher in laboratories in geosciences, planetology, biology and geology of the environment or in the valorization of marine living resources (after a PhD).

Professional integration

75% of graduates are employed after 18 months, and 90% are satisfied.

Source: 2013-2016 surveys on the professional integration of 2010-2013 promotions (carried out by the SUIO for the University of Nantes).