Taught course

Integrative Marine Data Skills

Institution
Heriot-Watt University · School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

For MSc level entry, students must hold a good degree in or a relevant discipline (e.g. life sciences, environmental studies, biodiversity, conservation, marine biology) from a UK or Overseas University. In addition to the academic qualifications, motivation, industrial experience and personality are taken into consideration.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc in Integrative Marine Data Skills is delivered by the International Centre for Island Technology (ICIT) at our Orkney Campus. It has been designed to promote an integrated, participatory approach to nurture and strengthen quantitative skills in science and environmental graduates using locally relevant issues. It will build a broad understanding of marine ecosystems, ecosystem services and associated management issues. Teaching is strongly reinforced with laboratory, fieldwork and project work, with emphasis placed on simulating real work situations. Strong links with industry partners, policy-makers and regulators ensure relevance within this sector. This programme will produce students who are quantitatively competent and literate, capable of interpreting and communicating findings, with work-ready skills (field and industry) to facilitate employment in a competitive marketplace where demand for data-savvy students is high.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
ICIT Enquiries
Email
icitmsc@hw.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1856 850605