[MARMAM] notification of MSC courses in marine science

Mair, James M J.M.Mair at hw.ac.uk
Mon Jan 26 01:07:23 PST 2009

Dear Sirs,


I would be grateful if you could circulate the message below which
describes MSc courses that we offer.  These are general marine resource
science courses (not marine mammal specific) but numerous of our
students choose options and Dissertation topics related to marine


Dr James M Mair 

Centre for Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology 

School of Life Sciences 

John Muir Building 

Heriot-Watt University 


Scotland, UK 

Tel:(+ 44) 131 451 3314 

Fax:(+ 44) 131 451 3009 

J.M.Mair at hw.ac.uk 






An exciting programme of MSc courses 

on topical issues:

Environment, Marine Resources and Climate Change


A suite of multi-disciplinary 12-month Masters courses is available at

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh from September 2009.



MSc/Postgraduate Diploma Courses

SAAS studentships for EU students, and some scholarships for overseas
applicants available for the following courses:

Marine Resource Development and Protection

Run since 1986 (over 500 graduates) plus three NERC studentships also

Marine Biodiversity & Biotechnology

Climate Change: Managing the Marine Environment

Climate Change: Impacts and Mitigation


Company Sponsorship available for the MRes course in:

Environmental Analysis and Assessment



This programme of courses is constructed from a variety of core and
optional taught and practical modules based at the School of Life
Sciences with input from other Schools:



Marine Resources: Utilisation, Interactions and Control

Marine Conservation and Sustainability

Diversity of Marine Organisms

Climate Change: Causes and Impacts

Environmental Sampling and Analysis

Practical Environmental Sampling and Analysis

Environmental Microbiology

Practical Environmental Microbiology

Oceanography and Marine Ecology



Coastal and Estuarine Science and Management

Marine Monitoring and Pollution Control

Marine Biotechnology

Climate Change: Mitigation and Adaptation Measures

Geographical Information Systems

Oilfield Chemicals: Nature and Fate in the Marine Environment

Practical Oilfield Chemicals: Nature and Fate in the Marine Environment

Environmental Toxicology

Practical Environmental Toxicology

Shellfish, Fisheries and Bioresource Exploitation

Diving Science

Advanced Marine Topics



The Climate Change Impacts and Mitigation MSc course (being broader in
scope) also has a range of optional modules from other Science,
Engineering and Management Schools within the University (see website
for more details). 


The MSc course also requires completion of a 5-month research
dissertation.  Previous dissertations have been carried out in many
countries as well as on site 

(see: http://striweb.si.edu/darwin_initiative/research.html).



How to apply and enquire about further details?


Follow the links:



or please contact:

Mrs Dorothy Haston, Postgraduate Administrator

School of Life Sciences

John Muir Building

Heriot-Watt University


EH14 4AS

Scotland, UK

Tel:  +44 (0)131 451 3456

Fax: +44 (0)131 451 3009

D.Haston at hw.ac.uk













Heriot-Watt University is a Scottish charity
registered under charity number SC000278.

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