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Professional Practice


During the second half of the second semester, students undertake a Professional Practice in one of the IMBRSea (main or associated) partners. Those partners include universities, research stations, companies and NGOs. The professional practice should not exceed 2 months and should contain a workload of at least 240 hours (12 ECTS).

The main objective of the IMBRSea Professional Practice is for the student to become familiar with different work functions and roles expected for a particular profession. The Professional Practice should allow the student to understand how knowledge acquired through formal learning may be applied to solving problems in real-world situations. Over the Professional Practice the student will be immersed in the working environment and will get acquainted with real-life job world.

Professional practice topics & selection

Students can select a Professional Practice topic from the Matix portal. The topics will be made available to students during their first semester of studies. After a mutual agreement with the professional practice responsible, a contract will arrange the rights and duties of both the student and professional practice provider.  

Who can submit professional practice topics

In principle only non-academic partner allied to any of the partners (main or associated) can offer a professional practice, however, in specific cases, other institutions can also submit professional practices. In this case, the institution must become an associate member of the IMBRSea consortium before the start of the professional practice. This membership will be approved by the IMBRSea management board and regulated through a signed bilateral agreement. Note that professional practices should be posted through the appropriate form by professional practice providers and not by students.

Evaluation of the professional practice

The Professional Practice provider will independently submit an evaluation of student’s performance and adaptation to the working environment. At the end of the Professional Practice, the student will submit an activity report and portfolio that will be evaluated by the Professional Practice team taking into account also the evaluation given by the Professional Practice provider. 


All students present their findings of the Professional Practice during the Annual Symposium happening in June. 

We open a call to partners around October of the first semester. When we have the available topics, it is open for students to select and apply for them.