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EDSML – The Marine & Coastal Sciences Doctoral School


The EDSML Doctoral School trains highly skilled specialists in sciences of the universe, life sciences, engineering sciences and the humanities.

The Marine & Coastal Sciences Doctoral School (EDSML) is multidisciplinary and benefits from excellent research laboratories. The EDSML Doctoral School seeks to train experts in their fields who are capable of carrying out research within a multidisciplinary scientific context. Hosted by and housed at the IUEM European University Institute of the Sea, the EDSML Doctoral School contributes to the construction of a marine sciences culture open to the humanities and social sciences. The school has 259 PhD students, studying 22 separate specialisations at 42 research units, under the supervision of 230 HDR-accredited research directors.


  • Underwater Acoustics & Signal Processing
  • Biology, Cellular & Molecular Biochemistry
  • Biology of Organisms
  • Marine Biology
  • Biotechnologies
  • Macromolecular Chemistry
  • Marine Chemistry
  • Private Law
  • Public Law
  • Marine Ecology
  • Coastal Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Geography
  • Geomatics
  • Marine Geosciences
  • Fisheries Science
  • Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Fluid & Energy Mechanics
  • Microbiology
  • Observation of the Marine Environment & Data Processing
  • Physical Oceanography & Environment
  • Economics
  • Chemistry of Natural Marine Substances

Key figures

  • 42 laboratories
  • 259 PhD students
  • Around 78 thesis defended per year

More information

Find all the information on the website of the EDSML Doctoral School.