MSc in Marine and Terrestrial Ecosystems: Assessment, Conservation & Management
This programme is offered jointly by the Department of Life Sciences and Environmental Management Unit (EMU) and is a speciallisation of the overarching MSc in Natural Resources Management.
The programme will cover selected aspects of biodiversity associated with Jamaican aquatic and terrestrial environments, with a greater emphasis on their management, conservation and sustainable use. At the end of this programme students will be able to:
- identify the issues affecting terrestrial and marine communities and the processes which make these systems unique,
- appropriately use GIS, Geoinformatics, remote sensing as well as other environmental tools in the study of the environment,
- outline environmental management strategies that integrate biological, political, legal, social and ethical issues as well as design appropriate interventions to conserve threatened species and environments,
- execute sound research for monitoring and providing solutions for problems related to the environment.
Entrants are required to have obtained a B.Sc. (honours) degree in the biological sciences from a recognized institution.
The programme duration is 15 months full-time or 18 months with the 12-credit project and will be offered on evenings and weekends.