Degree Programs

Master of Marine Management

The Master of Marine Management (MMM) degree is a 16 month professional, non-thesis and interdisciplinary program offering courses in the marine, social, management, and political sciences. Students undertake internship placements that contribute to their graduate project research that has an emphasis on the management of a selected topic pertinent to the coastal and marine environment.

The subject areas addressed include but are not limited to:

●   arctic environmental knowledge
●   integrated coastal zone management
●   climate change adaptation
●   marine conservation
●   coastal tourism ●   marine law and policy
●   community based co-management
●   marine protected areas
●   development of non-living resources ●   marine spatial planning
●   ecolabelling and seafood certification ●   maritime enforcement
●   ecosystem based management
●   maritime transport
●   fisheries management
●   risk management
●   indigenous knowledge systems
●   ocean governance

Master of Marine Management degree program details

PhD Opportunities

The Marine Affairs Program supports PhD research though the Interdisciplinary PhD Program in the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Admission to the Interdisciplinary PhD Program is very competitive. Applicants are required to propose an area of research for consideration and discuss this with members of a potential PhD committee. Acceptance into the program is dependent on applicants havings strong support of members of the Dalhousie University community that would serve on the student’s PhD supervisory committee. Potential students are strongly encouraged to apply for scholarship funding or demonstrate evidence of financial support in their application.

If you feel that you meet the guidelines for the IDPhD program in Marine Affairs, please contact us at

TOSST (Transatlantic Ocean System Science and Technology)

The TOSST research school links two major centres of ocean research on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean, in Maritime Canada and northern Germany.

Successful fellows will be awarded a comprehensive stipend package that covers the students’ tuition, program related travel, and healthcare, and a monthly take home for additional expenses for up to four years. For the first two years the student receives a monthly minimum take home of $1,300 Canadian Dollars, and $1,500 a month for the remaining two years (after tuition and other expenses have been deducted). Additional expenses, such as partial support for childcare and some university fees may be covered.

Please contact us to inquire about current funding opportunities