Designed and delivered by expert academics and scientists, this full or part-time interdisciplinary programme blends theoretical study with practical, field-based work. You will cover specialist subject areas and gain the skills required to tackle the complex issues associated with the sustainable development of marine ecosystems.
The programme is based on a series of modules in increasing levels of specialism. Upon successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma, you have the option to go onto the full Master’s Degree.
The first part of the programme will focus on oceanography and marine biology, research skills and methods, marine conservation, sustainability and management of marine ecosystems. This is followed by modules that concentrate on climate-change impacts, particularly climate change adaptation and ecosystem-based disaster-risk reduction.
As well as access to cutting-edge facilities and learning resources at our Europa Point Campus, the iconic Straits of Gibraltar, a unique location for marine biological research, provides a natural laboratory for your studies. The Straits, and their surrounding area, have long been recognised for their marine biodiversity.