Master's degree | Fall intake

Joint Master in Marine Biotechnology

Type: Master, full-time
Nominal duration: 2 years (120 ECTS)
Study language: English
Awards: MSc of Science in Marine Biotechnology
Application dates: 31 May 2022
Online application:
Start of studies: 15 September 2022
Tuition fee: €5000 for citizens and permanent residents of EU, North Macedonia, Serbia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey
€9000 for non-EU citizens



Joint Master programme in Marine Biotechnology is an integrated multidisciplinary programme offered within the framework of one of the first transnational European universities EU-CONEXUS. The programme provides the student with a high-quality academic education, building professional competences in the area of marine biotechnology (also called blue biotechnology) and helping to address its global challenges.

Partner universities:

  • Klaipeda University (LT)
  • Agricultural University of Athens (GR)
  • Catholic University of Valencia (ES)
  • La Rochelle Université (FR)
  • University of Zadar (HR)
  • Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest (RO)

This programme has been built by EU-CONEXUS in collaboration with stakeholders to match the actual needs of the biotechnological sector. Companies and research centres are also involved in the teaching of the programme.


  • essential interdisciplinary training in key topics related to Marine Biotechnology
  • opportunities to specialise within one of the four thematical tracks:
    • Innovative Bioproducts for Future
    • Blue Biomass
    • Marine Biorefinery
    • Aquaculture Biotechnology
  •  a tailored study programme according to their aspirations via individual professional practice (internship), individual research (academic research integration) and thesis work

→ This Marine Biotechnology Master gives the student multiple study mobility options within the alliance.

NO.1 Discovery and development of marine derived molecules and innovative marine natural products using state of the art techniques.
NO.2 Integrating problem-solving and innovative solutions into current sector-based challenges.
NO.3 Management of biotechnological innovation projects, transfer of R&D and protection of industrial and intellectual property in the marine biotechnology sector.

Application documents:

  • Diploma of Bachelor degree, or equivalent (see the Requirements tab).
  • Diploma Supplement or Transcript of records, showing full details of all the courses studied and grades/marks obtained.
  • Certificate of English language proficiency (see the Requirements tab).
  • Statement of purpose, with justification about the preference for the track (specialisation) to be chosen in JMPMB.
  • CV with the emphasis on professional/research experience in the related subject and extracurricular activities (Europass CV format is highly recommended).
  • 2 academic recommendation letters (the letters must contain a date, be on a letter headed paper, and include the referees´ signature or an official stamp).
  • Copy of the photo page of passport (non-EU candidates) or ID (EU citizens only).

For any question regarding the application and process, please contact:

For more details press HERE.