Programme Description

Programme Description

University of Malta

Faculty of Laws

Master of Arts in Ocean Governance
(M.A. Ocean Gov.(Melit.))

(for courses commencing February 2021)



Semester 2 (February 2021 - June 2021)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

BIO5003* The Marine Environment: Biological Patterns, Processes and Resources 5 ECTS
ERL5003 The Contemporary Definition of Ocean Governance 5 ECTS
ERL5004* Regulation and Governance for the Conservation of Living Marine Resources 5 ECTS
ERL5005* Regulating Sustainable Use of the Oceans 5 ECTS
IES5130 Earth Observation of Marine/Coastal Processes and Trends 5 ECTS
IES5131 Fundamentals of Sustainability 5 ECTS
INL5011* Contemporary Threats to Maritime Security 5 ECTS
INL5013* The Human Element of Maritime Crime: Migrant Smuggling, Human Trafficking and Stowaways 5 ECTS
INL5014 International Law of the Sea 5 ECTS
SCI5034 Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods 5 ECTS

*These study-units start in Semester 2 of academic year 2020/21 (February 2021) and continue up to the end of Summer Semester of academic year 2020/21 (September 2021).

Summer Semester (July 2021 - September 2021)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ECN5015 Economics and the Marine Environment 5 ECTS
ERL5006 Ocean Policy Making: Application of Policy Measures to Specific Ocean Issues 5 ECTS

Semester 1 (October 2021 - January 2022)


Compulsory Units (All students must register for this unit)

ERL5007 Dissertation 30 ECTS

This programme of study is governed by The General Regulations for University Postgraduate Awards, 2008 and by the Bye-Laws for the award of Master of Arts in 0cean Governance under the auspices of the Faculty of Laws.
Last Updated: 19 February 2021
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The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.