The programme has been designed as a Research Master, with students expected to continue on into a PhD programme.
The programme design will allow students to develop critical and analytical problem-solving powers and the ability to communicate results to non-specialists, and a range of generic skills including: critical and reflective thinking, articulate communication and the skills of literacy and numeracy.
The programme provides advanced training in practical field techniques, laboratory analyses and mathematical modelling for the protection, conservation and sustainable valorisation of the marine environment; as well as direct experience of work on a sustained research project at the forefront of marine environment knowledge with opportunities to train alongside world class scientists in a research-led environment. Students must be able to communicate with marine scientists and technologists of diverse expertise, facilitate communication between co-workers (e.g. between a coastal engineer and a marine biologist) and promote synergies. They must be able to accomplish transverse research (from nm/µm scale, to km phenomena/data; from sec/min scale to decades/centuries).
The programme has been designed to foster vocational training for a professional career in industries and agencies related to the marine environment management. This is achieved through a taught module (Ocean Scientist Career) that includes a Professional Placement traineeship, intersectoral networking activities and a series of courses and workshops that are offered to students in parallel to the core programme.
The learning outcomes aims at preparing students to undertake integrated, multidisciplinary research into the marine environment and its interactions with marine resources (ocean health, biodiversity conservation, sustainable resources management, pollution control and coastal zone management). Graduates will be able to:
- be integrated into multidisciplinary teams; contributing expertise in a given marine discipline or at the overlap of distinct disciplines within the field
- communicate with marine scientists and technologists of diverse expertise
- facilitate communication between co-workers (e.g. between a coastal engineer and a marine biologist) and promote synergies
- accomplish transverse research (from nm/µm scale, to km phenomena/data; from sec/min scale to decades/centuries).
GENERAL LEARNING OUTCOMES