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Physics (International Master)



Physical oceanography, geophysics and naval hydro- dynamics are based upon a common foundation of physics, mechanics, and applied mathematics. The Marine Sciences masters offers a two years intensive program with fundamental lectures, advanced courses, internships and research projects. The program is held at the University of Brest in collaboration with the engineering school ENSTA Bretagne. The training provides career opportunities in research and academia in oceanography, climate science, geophysics and in applications such as operational oceanography, naval hydrodynamics, observation and monitoring of the coastal and deep sea environment, exploitation of marine mineral resources


There are four different programmes: Marine Geophysics (GM), Ocean Data Sciences (SDO), Ocean and Climate Physics (POC) and Naval Hydrodynamics (HN).

How to apply

Admission & registration

Bachelor’s degree in Master 1, Postgraduate level in Master 2 or with validation of acquired experience.


Pedagogical secretariat : scolarite-iuem@univ-brest.fr or master.marphys@univ-brest.fr


Brest and Plouzané – Technopôle Brest-Iroise


« Jeanne, Master 2 Marine Science (Ocean and Climate Physics) »

As part of her Master 2 internship in Physical Oceanography, coastal option, at the European Institute for Marine Studies (IUEM), Jeanne Thébaut was able to complete a 3-month mission on Reunion Island, in a laboratory that collaborates with the IUEM. Course subject: Study of wave transformation processes during their passage over the Saline coral reef.…

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Jeanne, Master 2 Marine Science ( Ocean and Climate Physics, coastal option)