Taught course

Climate Change: Managing The Marine Environment

Heriot-Watt University · School of Life Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants require a first or second class honours degree, or its overseas equivalent, in a numerate, scientific or design orientated discipline. Candidates not holding first or second class honours degrees may under certain circumstances be admitted to the PG Diploma course. If their examination performance is satisfactory they may be recommended for transfer to MSc.

Months of entry


Course content

The aims of this course are to provide students with a clear understanding of the main issues related to Climate Change (causes, impacts, mitigation and adaptation). With that firm and broad base, the course provides great flexibility for the student to choose, from a broad range, combinations of taught optional modules mainly from those within School of Life Sciences' marine modules but also appropriate modules (e.g. GIS techniques) from around the Schools and Institutes of the University in order to tailor studies towards their specific needs and interests.

Information for international students

English language requirement IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
9 months
part time
21 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations60
Written coursework / continuous assessment40
Dissertation (20000 words)

Course contact details

Dr Mark Hartl
+44 (0)131 451 3456
+44 (0)131 451 3009