Description: The year-long MSc in Marine Ecosystem Management provides students with a superior understanding of integrated marine environment systems, exploring the interconnections between the physical environment, biodiversity and the impacts of human activity and resource use. The programme is run by the University of St Andrews’s internationally renowned Scottish Oceans Institute and consists of two semesters of taught modules followed by an independent research dissertation.
- The combination of compulsory modules and a tailored selection of optional modules allows students to customise the programme to their individual interests.
- Modules include intense training in quantitative techniques and applied research methods (for example, mathematical and statistical modelling, and GIS).
- Students may take optional courses in either Antarctica or Indonesia (this requires additional payment of an expedition fee).
- The core curriculum is complemented by advanced optional modules in topical research areas such biologging, fisheries research, biological and physical oceanography, and population biology.
- Stimulating, small class sizes with a focus on student-led, experiential learning.