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International Marine Science

Heriot-Watt University Dubai

96 months
1150 GBP/module
1150 GBP/module
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This International Marine Science programme from Heriot-Watt University Dubai offers students from a variety of backgrounds, including marine biology, geology, geography, Law and Policy and others, the opportunity to integrate their expertise in the wider marine science context.


The highly interdisciplinary field of Marine Science aims to understand the biology, chemistry, geology and physics of this dynamic system so central to all our lives. It also considers the overarching influence of climate change and how policy can be brought to bear on managing the resources of the ocean as part of the Blue Economy.


Our Marine Environment and Climate Change programmes prepare our graduates for a career in Marine Environmental Consultancy, Basic Research and Marine Conservation. Employers include Industry, Government Agencies, Universities and NGOs. 

The International Marine Science programme from Heriot-Watt University Dubai takes this approach a step further and will equip our graduates with the skills to operate on an international stage, as marine environmental issues increasingly require attention on a global scale.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Climate Change, Sustainability and Adaptation
  • Environmental processes
  • Applied Research, Design and Analysis
  • GIS for Marine and Environmental Scientists
  • Physical Processes (Oceanography) 
  • Marine Planning
  • Marine Environment Monitoring
  • Marine Renewable Energy Technology

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 96 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • have a good undergraduate degree (minimum 2:2 honours or equivalent) in engineering or a relevant science discipline, or
  • demonstrate equivalent academic ability based on industrial experience or membership of a professional institution

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    1150 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1150 GBP per module during 96 months.
  • National

    1150 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1150 GBP per module during 96 months.

The dissertation fee is £1,580



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