18 months
8933 EUR/year
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The Master of Science in Applied Oceanography from University of Malta builds on the core principles of oceanography in coastal and open sea domains, with a focus on operational oceanography and the versatile and broad spectrum of disciplines and offshoot applications related to it.

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The main target of the Master of Science in Applied Oceanography from University of Malta  is to match the human resource needs in the evolving marine sector at local, European and global scales, providing professionals with wide ranging skills to exploit the outcomes of marine research and technology in favour of the competitiveness of the industry and service sectors. 

It is also set against a background of the rising industrialisation of seas and oceans with increasing human impact (such as from renewable energy provision, aggregate extraction, fishing and leisure industries) and the extended quest for achieving sustainable development by protecting the marine ecosystem, minimising the impacts of climate change, natural hazards and anthropogenic influences, whilst maximising benefits to society. 

This is naturally also fitting to maritime Malta with its 266Km long shoreline, a marine territory up to the 25 nautical mile limit amounting to 20 times the extent of the land area, and the economic, social and scientific dimensions of human activity that are inextricably linked to the sea.

The course is intended to train postgraduate students and professionals on state-of-the-art methodologies and tools to measure, understand and predict the marine environment, and derive sustained benefits from the sea, to accomplish the human resource backbone to sustain a range of marine-related activities and economic endeavours. It empowers students to comprehend the methods and tools of operational oceanography, and provide a wide view on how this relays into services relying on marine data acquisition and forecasting systems, on applications to sustain the management of marine space around our islands, and to improve marine-related activities of economic, social and scientific value in general.

Career opportunites and access to further studies

This course is tailor-made for participants aspiring to join several streams of expertise and jobs, amongst others: Management of coastal/marine resources; Policy-making and governance; Marine impact assessment and specialized analysis of environmental scenarios; Marine-related industries, services and economic activities; Marine-related operational activities such as in surveying, surveillance, search and rescue, marine transportation, etc.; Environmental monitoring; Research fields in oceanography; Numerical modeling of the marine environment; Data mining, management, quality control and archival; Marine observations and forecasting.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Scientific Baseline of Oceanography
  • Practical Baseline of Oceanography
  • Essentials of Operational Oceanography
  • Data Resources in Operational Oceanography
  • Ocean Governance
  • Applications and Services in Operational Oceanography

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of a first cycle degree from this University in Science, Engineering, Architecture or Information Technology, or any other area deemed relevant by the Board.
  • In exceptional cases the Admissions Board, on the recommendation of the Board, may admit into the Course applicants not in possession of a Bachelor degree, provided that it is satisfied that such applicants are in possession of other academic qualifications and experience that together are deemed to be comparable to the qualifications listed in the above paragraph.
  • Knowledge of Mathematics and programming skills is strongly recommended.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8933 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 EUR for the full programme during 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 18 months.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants:

  • Annual Enrolment Fee: Eur 400 + Bench Fees: Eur 2,000

Living costs for Msida

690 - 1170 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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