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Marine Affairs Ph.D.

PhD (ISCED 2011 level 8)


Cost From $ 17,957

With a focus on coastal/ocean management, policy, and law, the Ph.D. program is designed to serve the needs of individuals who will be working in government, research institutes, consulting, and academia.


  • Climate Adaptation and Resilience
  • Coastal and Island Communities
  • Conservation
  • Environmental Justice
  • Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems
  • Ocean Energy Resources
  • Ocean Policy and Law
  • Ports and Shipping
  • Spatial Planning and Management
  • Tourism and Recreation

Classes Offered

  • Kingston Campus
  • Days and Evenings

Time to Completion

  • Full-time: 3-5 years
Structural components
Industry partners
Internship/Workplace experience
International component
Laboratory training
Practical/Field work
Language training
Research Project

ISCED Categories

Project management
Personal skills and communication
Ocean Literacy
Maritime economy
Policy and governance
Logistics and shipping management
Conservation and environmental management
Environmental protection technology
Marine spatial planning
Coastal and marine tourism