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Education at the Centre for Sea and Society

For students of all disciplines interested in how the human society is linked to the marine environment and ecosystem, the University of Gothenburg offers an interdisciplinary 2-year master programme about the sea and society. The four courses in the programme can also be taken as individual courses. 

The world's oceans are under increasing pressure from human activities such as fishing, coastal development and pollution, and marine resources are being deteriorated at an increasing rate, resulting in conflicts and loss of biodiversity. To understand and manage the complexity of these issues, integrated knowledge from several different disciplines are needed, including history, social sciences, economy, law and natural sciences.

Master in Sea and Society

The interdisciplinary master programme (Master in Sea and Society) educates a new generation of students and professionals with a uniquely broad training for a career in marine and maritime authorities, industry, environmental courts and multidisciplinary marine sciences.

Tools to meet challenges

The programme aims to give a comprehensive analysis of the interactions between the marine ecosystem and socioeconomic systems of human society over time and into the future. It will further provide students with an understanding of the complexity of many of the problems that currently challenges a sustainable development of humans' use of the sea, and new tools to meet this challenge.

To reach this aim, the programme has a strong multidisciplinary profile with teachers from 5 different faculties that integrates different disciplines in all the four mandatory courses of the first year of studies. The programme also has an extensive network with professionals in marine and maritime industry, and national and regional marine authorities, agencies and institutes that contributes to the course as external lectures and for internships and thesis projects.

Read more about the programme


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Application for the new master's programme in Sea and Society opens 16 March. Read more here

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