Taught course

Climate Change: Managing The Marine Environment

Heriot-Watt University · School of Life Sciences

Entry requirements

For MSc level entry, candidates must hold a First or Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent qualification from a British or approved overseas university, in a science or related discipline, or relevant experience.

For Diploma level entry candidates must hold a degree, preferably at Honours level in an appropriate subject as defined above.

Months of entry


Course content

Large global changes, and climate change in particular, are having significant impacts on the environment. The study of impacts and mitigation/adaptation measures in the marine environment requires a truly interdisciplinary approach. It is essential that scientists, engineers and environmental decision-makers understand the fundamentals of the causes, impacts and management measures involved in dealing with such important issues. The programme specialises in the challenges facing the marine environment and is part of the University's programme of teaching and research in climate change related issues.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required with all elements passed at 6.0 or above.

Fees and funding

We aim to encourage well-qualified, ambitious students to study with us and we offer a wide variety of scholarships and bursaries to achieve this. Over £6 million worth of opportunities are available in fee and stipend scholarships, and more than 400 students benefit from this support.

View our full range of postgraduate taught scholarships.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
9 months
part time
21 months

Course contact details

Dr Mark Hartl
+44 (0)131 451 3461