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MSc Marine and Terrestrial Ecosystems: Assessment, Conservation & Management

Master (ISCED 2011 level 7)


Cost Sponsored students from contributing countries: Part time(Pt)-J$143,449; Full time (Ft)-J$286,897; Non-sponsored students from contributing countries: Pt-J$243,330; Ft-486,666; International Students:Ft-US$15000

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.

ISCED Categories

Project management
Maritime economy
Marine and maritime law
Conservation and environmental management