Ocean Leadership - experience-based master

Duration: 3 Years

Ocean Leadership - experience-based master

Duration: 3 Years

Campus
Tromsø
Application deadline
1 November
Application
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The program will respond to an increasing demand for studies targeting aspects of oceans and their governance, supplementing existing UiT programs in fisheries and aquaculture and in ocean law. This program will target a different group of students who are already well into their careers and be organized as a continuing education program over three years. 

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The oceans are at the forefront of the international agenda. The increasing pressures from climate change, pollution, resource extraction, etc. and the need to address multiple uses and concerns to ensure sustainability brings a strong demand for continued education in oceans leadership.

This program will provide insights from leading edge marine science and technology, tailored to the needs of government agencies with marine responsibilities, civil society and ocean businesses.

By focusing oceans and leadership the program represents a timely and highly relevant addition to the UiT teaching portfolio. It will recruit candidates first nationally and then also internationally with different disciplinary and professional backgrounds, thereby also creating a valuable alumni network of interest to the university as well as its students.

The program will respond to an increasing demand for studies targeting aspects of oceans and their governance, supplementing existing UiT programs in fisheries and aquaculture, technology and in ocean law. This program will target a different group of students who are already well into their careers and be organized as a continuing education program

The program will enable students to grow their leadership skills and capacities by deepending understanding of major ocean challenges and providing tools to address them in decision-making settings. The list of potential professions and areas of work where the program can bring added value is therefore long and not possible to define in disciplinary or vocational terms. Leadership and decision-making roles in public administration, business, and civil society will all benefit from the knowledge, skills and competence acquired in the program.

Knowledge:

  • has advanced knowledge within the academic field of marine ecosystems, ICT and climate science, and specialized insight in a limited area within the field of ocean leadership.
  • has thorough knowledge of theories and methods in the field of ocean leadership
  • can apply knowledge in fisheries science, ICT, economics, and governance studies to ocean leadership.
  • can analyze academic problems in ocean leadership on the basis of the of the academic fields of the programme, such as marine biology, oceanography, digital technologies, international law, and political science.  

Skills (21st century skills)

  • can analyze and deal critically with different sources of information and use them to structure and formulate scholarly arguments.
  • can analyze existing theories, and interpretations of the goals of the programme, and work independently on practical and theoretical problems.
  • can use relevant methods within leadership, communication and collaboration for research and scholarly work in an independent manner.
  • can carry out an independent, limited research or development project under supervision and in accordance with applicable norms for research ethics.
  • can develop the cooperation skills to work in interdisciplinary projects and to work in team.

General competence:

  • can analyze relevant academic, professional and research ethical problems
  • can apply the knowledge and skills within problem-based learning in new areas in order to carry out advanced assignments and projects.
  • can communicate extensive independent work and command language and terminology of the academic field of ocean leadership.
  • can communicate about academic issues, analyses and conclusions in the field of problem-based learning regarding ocean challenges, eg. digital solutions
  • can communicate about academic issues, analyses and conclusions in the field of problem-based learning regarding ocean challenges, eg. circular economy
  • can communicate about academic issues, analyses and conclusions in the field of problem-based learning regarding ocean challenges, eg. ocean futures
  • can contribute to new thinking and innovation processes.

Term 10 ects 10 ects 10 ects
Semester 1
SVF-3401 Climate change and biodiversity (15 STP/ECTS)
Semester 2
SVF-3402 Sustainable production (15 STP/ECTS)
Semester 3
SVF- 3403 Ocean services (15 STP/ECTS)
Semester 4
SVF- 3404 Co-existence and integration (15 STP/ECTS)
Semester 5
SVF- 3409 Master’s thesis in ocean leadership (15 STP/ECTS)
Semester 6
SVF- 3409 Master’s thesis in ocean leadership (15 STP/ECTS)

The target group of the program is people in leadership positions in government agencies, business, and civil society engaged in marine or maritime affairs. At least 2 years of leadership experience is desirable, and at least 5 years of work practice following graduation.

In addition to relevant work experience, admission to the program is based on BA/BSc level of university education, preferably within one of the disciplines of the programme, such as marine biology, oceanography, digital technologies, international law, and political science.

The program will run over three years, with the first two years addressing four major ocean challenges: Climate and Biodiversity, Sustainable Production, Ocean Services, and Co-existence and Integration. The students will engage actively in learning processes, thereby acquiring the knowledge, skills, and competences defined by the program.

Self-study, remote learning activities, and work with the employer. Assesment will be as written reports, podcasts/video, individual presentations, oral eaminations.

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