“Changing university and country every 6 months was challenging, and incredible experience”

My name is Tifanie Briaudeau and I was a Msc student from 2011 to 2013. Previously, I studied General Biology and Geology in the University of Bordeaux (Licence Biologie Générale et Sciences de la Terre et de l’Univers – BGSTU). The programme of this Master was a great opportunity to start focusing on marine sciences whilst keeping a multi-disciplinary approach. A large and diverse panel of lectures were available. We could select the subjects we were most interested in making the syllabus perfectly fitted to each student. The international profile of the degree was also a key characteristic. 

Students were coming from everywhere around the world to work and learn together for two years. Even if changing university and country every 6 months was challenging, the experience was incredible. For my Msc thesis, I had the chance to come back to the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and work in the field of marine ecotoxicology. The subject was so interesting that I decided to continue working there and started a PhD thesis in the marine station of Plentzia (PiE-UPV/EHU). I am now in my 4th year of PhD thesis.