University of Mauritius – UOM
Course : MSc Marine Sciences
Area of study : Science Langue d'enseignement : English Licence required
MSc Marine Sciences
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This program aims to provide learners with an in-depth knowledge of the fields of marine science, their importance, associated threats, sustainable use and management. This Master of Marine Science program includes core modules and optional modules. The core modules meet the requirements for a solid, advanced education in marine science, while the optional modules allow learners to focus on specific areas of interest.

Admission criteria
  • Bachelor's degree in marine science and technology or other related fields or equivalent, from a recognized institution of higher learning.
  • Or alternative qualifications acceptable to the UoM.
Application fee

75800 MUR / year


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University of Mauritius – UOM

  • Acquire advanced knowledge of marine science
  • have mastered subject matter jargon and developed skills to express their acquired knowledge in written and oral form, with appropriate referencing of information sources;
  • Develop scientific problem-solving skills, critical thinking skills, and technical/tactile skills in marine science;
  • Be able to be creative and innovative in designing experimental strategies in marine science;
  • Be able to critically evaluate and analyze data;
  • Be able to critically evaluate and analyze scientific literature;
  • Develop the ability to propose solutions to real-world problems in the marine sector;
  • Develop the ability to design proposals to contribute to the development of sustainable policies and strategies
Professional opportunities
  • Ocean Engineer
  • Marine Biologist
  • Marine Mammal Trainer
  • Marine Archeologist
  • Marine Researcher
  • Marine Environment Educator/ Oceanography
  • Aquatic Veterinarian
  • Scuba Diving Instructor and Underwater Filmmaker
Course contents

year 1 - Semestre 1

  • Marine Science
  • Marine Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Marine Pollution and Ecotoxicology

year 1 - Semestre 2

  • Ichthyology
  • Marine Aquaculture and Entrepreneurship
  • Marine instrumentation and research methods
  • Marine geology and geophysics
  • Marine resources and law of the sea

year 2 - Semestre 3

  • Marine biotechnology
  • Marine microbiology and parasitology
  • Project