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BSc Environmental Science (Honours): with Specialisation in Marine & Fisheries Science (BSc Environmental Science (Honours): with Specialisation in Marine & Fisheries Science )

Bachelor (ISCED 2011 level 6)


Duration 6 semesters
Cost 12,500 USD/year for citizens, 17,500 USD/year. for foreigners

The BSc (Honours) Environmental Science programme is a University of Seychelles undergraduate degree that has been running since 2012 and was first accredited by the Seychelles Quality Assurance (SQA) body in 2013/2014, and re-accredited in 2018. The degree is a broad and generalised programme with a special emphasis on tropical environments and environmental issues relating to small island states. The degree is general in nature but incorporates diversified teaching in a variety of disciplines linked to environmental science and environmental management, allowing for students to graduate with a wide general knowledge in environmental science. Student cohort sizes are small, allowing students to receive individual attention from qualified and experienced lecturers. Students are able to interact with visiting scientists and members from industry through inclusion in various seminars and workshops. The Work-Based Experience (student internship) initiative is compulsory for students in the 1st and 2nd year of their degree and allows for the students to network and gain some practical experience in industry to further enhance knowledge gained in the classroom and prepare students for the workplace.


The objectives of the programme are for students to:

  • Gain a broad and multidisciplinary knowledge of environmental science, allowing them to progress to a more specialised understanding in a niche field of study through postgraduate study
  • Synthesize information from a range of sources, critically evaluate the information and contribute new ideas to the process
  • Acquire the knowledge, skill and attitudes that enable adaptation to scientific, technological and social change
  • Apply the principles of research, experimental design and data analysis and interpretation
  • Develop abilities in applying appropriate knowledge, analytical skills and tools to solve environmental issues
  • Develop academic writing and presentation skills
  • Develop communication, management and planning skills
  • Develop the capacity to be creative and innovative
Structural components
Practical/Field work
Research Project

ISCED Categories

Project management
Ocean Literacy
Maritime economy
Policy and governance
Marine and maritime law
Conservation and environmental management
Physical and chemical oceanography