Climate Change: Managing the Marine Environment (MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate)

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The award
MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate

How long you will study
find out

Domestic course fees
GBP 8200

How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 20160

All study options

About Climate Change: Managing the Marine Environment at Heriot-Watt University

Tropical Coral Reef course

Tropical Coral Reefs: Monitoring and Management (A11CR) is an optional course available to all students on any of our PGT Marine programmes. It involves a two week field trip where students are given the opportunity to explore the marine environment whilst learning different techniques for surveying and monitoring coral reefs. See this short film from the 2016/17 course.

Overview

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. There are a variety of optional courses available but the core courses are listed below.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate CertificateHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study find out
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 8200International course feesGBP 20160

Notes about fees for this course

Status*Full-timePart-timePer course
Scotland / Non-UK EU£8,200£4,100£1,025
England / Northern Ireland / Wales£8,200£4,100£1,025
Overseas£20,160£10,080£2,520

* If you are unsure which category you fall in to, you should complete a fee status enquiry form, which allows us to assess your fees.

** Fee per course

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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.

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. Equivalent qualifications will be considered on an individual basis; please enquire if you have any doubts.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Heriot-Watt University is committed to providing opportunities to applicants who have a wide range of prior experiences through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Prior learning at postgraduate level is normally recognised to gain exemption from individual courses within a programme based on an existing academic qualification. Note that the prior learning must have been rated at the level of the courses for which RPL is sought, yet credits from an award already held by an applicant can only contribute to a higher award in the same discipline, e.g. from PG Diploma to MSc. If you believe that you qualify for RPL, please contact the Learning & Teaching Support Team via egis-enquiries@hw.ac.uk, who will guide you through the RPL application procedure.

The school will only consider students' requests for RPL at the time of application for their programme of study.

English language requirements

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. We offer a range of English language courses to help you meet the English language requirement prior to starting your masters programme:

  • 14 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with no more than one skill at 4.5);
  • 10 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum of 5.0 in all skills);
  • 6 weeks English (for IELTS 5.5 with minimum of 5.5 in reading & writing and minimum of 5.0 in speaking & listening)
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