MSc in Marine and Terrestrial Ecosystems

The University of West Indies - Mona Campus

Program Description

MSc in Marine and Terrestrial Ecosystems

The University of West Indies - Mona Campus

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.

Entry Requirements

Entrants are required to have obtained a B.Sc. (honours) degree in the biological sciences from a recognized institution.

Programme Details

The programme duration is 15 months full-time or 18 months with the 12-credit project and will be offered on evenings and weekends.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2016
15 - 18 months
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Start date Sept. 2016
Jamaica Mona
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Duration 15 - 18 months
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