The MSc programme, completed as a one-year full-time or two-year part-time degree, aims to equip students with a thorough knowledge of the coastal marine environment. It will provide knowledge on current and future impacts on the ecosystems which comprise this zone and strategies for avoiding and/or mitigating the effects of (human-induced) environmental changes. It is based on a shell framework, which allows individual students to progress from Post-Graduate Certificate (PGCert) to Post-Graduate Diploma (PGDip) to a full Master’s degree.
The programme has been developed in collaboration with the University of Gibraltar with which there are arrangements for mutual recognition of credits gained through parallel programmes. While encapsulating some of the traditional elements of a Marine Science programme, such as marine ecosystems, conservation issues, and coastal zone management, the proposed programme is internationally distinctive. It is primarily dedicated to providing a deep understanding and advanced skills relating to marine and coastal climate change adaptation and ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction. It will also foster an understanding of the role of oceans in causing or buffering the effects of climate change, as well as promoting a critical appreciation of management and policy issues. The programme will be on offer soon, so follow our website for updates.