Objectives and competences

Learning objectives

The master's degree in Oceanography and Marine Environmental Management offers a range of theoretical and practical subjects designed to achieve two main objectives: a) the application of knowledge acquired in previous studies to marine science, and b) the acquisition of additional complementary knowledge, from the field of oceanography and marine environmental management, pertinent to further professional or research activities. The programme emphasises the close connection between knowledge and fundamental research and its role in addressing and resolving specific environmental problems related to the marine environment.

Skills and competences

The core competences students will acquire during the master's degree in Oceanography and Marine Environmental Management are as follows:

  • Capacity to apply proven methods and techniques in the field of oceanography and marine management.

  • Capacity to select the most suitable technological and practical means of measuring and sampling for marine environment data collection, based on working hypotheses, objectives and costs.

  • Ability to identify problems or issues of concern in the field of oceanography and to propose, develop and carry a study or research programme with the appropriate objectives and methods.

  • Capacity to apply advanced knowledge in the consideration and resolution of marine-related conflicts and problems that interest or affect society.


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