The ScolaMAR Master program

The ScolaMAR project aims to provide skilled graduates suited to the needs of the Moroccan labour market, for the implementation of Smart coastal management and Sustainable blue growth, therefore increasing employability of Moroccan graduates and responding to the challenges posed by the implementation of the 2015 Coastal Act.

To reach its objectives, the ScolaMAR strategy is to develop an innovative and specialized Master program based on the integration of the multidisciplinary dimension of Marine and Coastal Science and innovative pedagogical mathds (SPOC, Active Learning).

This regional specialized Master degree to be developed will have six specializations spread amongst the Moroccan universities. The future graduates from this innovative Master program covering all the fundamental aspects of ICZM will be able to actively participate in the sustainable development of their society and global sustainable blue growth over the long-term.

The Master program will be located at the Université Abdelmalek Essadi.

During the first year, student will receive common training of transversal subjects at the Université Abdelmalek Essadi.

Students will follow an online training module using the developped SPOC (Small Private Online Course) on coastal risks.

For the second year, they will have to choose a specialization within the four Moroccan partner universities:

The Université Abdelmalek Essadi will offer two specializations:

- Coastal pollution

- Marine law and logistics

The Université Chouaib Doukkali will offer two specializations:

- Cartography, planning and ICZM

- Biotechnology and valorization of resources

The Université Ibn Tofail will offer one specialization:

- Geography, economics, humanities and geomatics

The Université mohammed V de Rabat will offer one specialization:

- Oceanography and modelling of marine ecosystems

The elaboration of the 18 training modules of the Master's program will be based on the feedback and activity reports of the staff and students who will have participated in the "Job-shadowing" activities at the Data Management Applied School and the integrative conferences.

At the end of the ScolaMAR project, Moroccan partners will have developed an innovative Master program which will be submitted for co-accreditation to the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Management Training in Morocco (MESFCRS)

The program provides for 90 students per cohort, including 15 students per specialization.