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BSc (Hons) Marine Environmental Sciences

Bachelor (ISCED 2011 level 6)


Duration 6 semesters
Cost 10000 Mauritian Rupees per year, 6000 USD for international students

The Blue Economy, which encompasses all of the potential of marine and oceanic resources is, undoubtedly, the promising emerging economic pillar of the Republic of Mauritius. The concept of Blue Economy recognizes the productivity of healthy ocean ecosystems as a pathway for ocean-based economies, promotion of sustainable use and management of ocean and, reduction of disaster risk and climate change impact. To support the economic development of the island in terms of capacity building, the Department of Marine and Ocean Science, Fisheries, and Mariculture, Faculty of Ocean Studies, is offering this undergraduate programme on Marine Environmental Sciences which will lead towards an honors degree upon successful completion. The programme covers the study of marine life and surrounding environments, the threats to the systems, and sustainable development. It is designed in such a way that it provides the theoretical and practical underpinnings for higher education and/or career in a wide array of related disciplines. Students may take up careers in marine sciences, environmental sciences, education sector, technical or scientific offices, join research institutes and ministries. Students on successful completion can also enroll on any of postgraduate programs offered by the Faculty.All the core modules of the programme address the requirements for the undergraduate degree, students will also develop field competencies.The program adopts a blended learning approach. Course modules are delivered with a mix of traditional face to face lectures and online approach and 30% of the program will be online. They will also have an opportunity to develop their research skills andapply knowledge acquired to address issues of national importance.

Structural components
Laboratory training
Practical/Field work
Research Project


At least 2 GCE ‘A’ level Passes from any two science subjects: Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Marine Science or acceptable equivalent qualifications

ISCED Categories

Maritime economy
Policy and governance
Marine and maritime law
Conservation and environmental management
Marine Geology
Physical and chemical oceanography
Environmental protection technology
Marine spatial planning