MA in Ocean Governance

University of Malta

Program Description

MA in Ocean Governance

University of Malta

Ocean Governance is a topic of increasing significance and concern in the 21st century. The 1982 UN Law of the Sea Convention and other International law instruments are useful tools that safeguard the rule of International Maritime law. Notwithstanding their valuable contribution emerging international concerns, essentially based on the escalating crisis of unsustainability, instigate an urgent need to explore new trans-disciplinary approaches on ocean governance,. Evidently, a more comprehensive, legal framework is required to improve the manner in which States and their nationals maintain the rule of law in marine areas beyond national jurisdiction and in regulating anthropogenic activities affecting the ocean and its resources. Emerging issues and threats, such as global maritime security, the sustainable use of the oceans and their resources, as well as linkages between natural sciences, socio-economic requirements and the law, necessitate a multidisciplinary approach for promoting learning and research on ocean governance.

This Master’s degree programme on Ocean Governance being offered by the University of Malta in collaboration with the International Ocean Institute is unique in its approach – it aims to forge a knowledge base that is essentially legal but which also delves into the natural and social sciences to determine how an effective regulatory framework should operate. The Master’s in Ocean Governance serves to further enhance the development of learning and research in the field of marine resource management and maritime security from a multidisciplinary perspective. In this era of globalization and sectoral integration, capacity building in the regulation of ocean governance plays a pivotal role in ensuring safe and healthy oceans for the benefit of humankind and the planet. http://www.um.edu.mt/icp/ocean-governance



Last updated November 6, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2016
Duration
Duration
Full time
Price
Price
13,500 EUR
Information
Deadline
July 15, 2016
Start date Oct. 2016
Place
Malta Valletta
Application deadline July 15, 2016
End date Sept. 15, 2017
Duration Request Info
Price 13,500 EUR
Partial Scholarship of 4000 Euro.