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Master of Coastal and Ocean Policy

Master (ISCED 2011 level 7)


Duration 4 semesters
Cost From US $19104 per yaer

The Master of Coastal and Ocean Policy (MCOP) is a professional, non-thesis, interdisciplinary degree program providing students with key knowledge and skills for navigating the interface of science and policy decision making.

MCOP students have the opportunity to explore

  • coastal science
  • environmental science
  • marine science
  • social science and humanities approaches to natural and physical sciences

while also gaining knowledge and experience in

  • policy analysis
  • environmental policy analysis
  • non-profit and non-governmental organization management
  • public budgeting and finance
  • environmental economics

The integration of knowledge areas, coastal and marine science with policy expertise, provides students with a strong foundation to pursue opportunities at the interface of science and policy.

Structural components
Industry partners
International component
Laboratory training
Practical/Field work
Research Project

ISCED Categories

Project management
Policy and governance
Marine and maritime law
Ocean Literacy
Personal skills and communication
Environmental protection technology