Course: MSc in Integrative Marine Data Skills

Heriot-Watt University


Sectors: marine conservation, conservation & wildlife, carbon, climate & energy

Data is becoming increasingly important in today’s society, with huge quantities being generated by the maritime sector (e.g. fisheries, aquaculture, shipping, exploration, extraction, biotechnology, marine renewables) to address a range of environmental and economically important issues. However, a specific set of skills are required to handle, extract, manipulate, analyse and communicate these data sets.

If you are interested in developing these skills for an exciting career within this sector, we are now recruiting for a new programme for 2018/2019.

MSc in Integrative Marine Data Skills at our Orkney Campus - Our Living Laboratory

This programme is targeted primarily at science or environmental studies graduates wishing to strengthen their data skills.

This programme will produce students who are quantitatively competent and literate, capable of interpreting and communicating findings, with work-ready skills (field and industry) to facilitate employment in a competitive marketplace where demand for data-savvy students is high. The continued expansion of blue growth economy will open up opportunities for graduates of this programme across a range of areas such as aquaculture, marine biotechnology, marine renewable energy, conservation, marine spatial planning, fisheries and maritime surveillance.

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Scholarships are available

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Orkney Campus

The Old Academy, Back Road, Stromness, Orkney, Scotland KW16 3AW

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