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Development Studies

 

There will be no second semester intake

PG DIPLOMA IN MARITIME STUDIES

(NQF LEVEL:  8, TOTAL NQF CREDITS FOR QUALIFICATION: 120)

 

The Department of Development Studies offers an innovative Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Studies. 

The programme is designed to equip students for exciting career options and/or advancements in the booming fields of marine, maritime and coastal development, port management and development, as well as the associated areas of coastal and marine tourism. More particularly it seeks to:

  • Equip students with knowledge of socio-economic and economic aspects of marine and maritime affairs so as to provide them with the skills necessary in understanding a coastal economy;
  • Provide a sufficient number of qualified professionals with additional skills in marine affairs and maritime studies;
  • Meet the national need for marine and/or maritime specialists
  • Respond to the need for competent maritime specialists with specific reference to sustainable development and beneficiation of coastal economies; and
  • To respond to the needs for additional skills and better and in-depth understanding of marine and coastal economies and the socio-economic problems facing these economies.
  • To provide the analytical skills necessary to respond to emerging options and projects in the area of port management, development and security.

Duration of Course

One year full-time. Two/three years part-time.

Full-time students are required to complete all modules offered per semester. Part-time students will need to select modules according to the offering of the semester. Please see the Semester timetables for more details.

All modules are compulsory.

Students will not be allowed to register for more than 120 credits per year.

Curriculum 

Module Name

Module Code

New Module Code

Semester

Credit Value

Marine and Maritime Affairs

MARD 401

MARS 401

1

20

Marine and Maritime Policy

MARD 402

MARS 411

1

14

Research on Maritime Issues

MARD 403

MARS 400

1 & 2

20

The Marine Environment

MARD 404

MARS 402

2

10

Marine and Coastal Law

MARD 405

MARS 412

2

12

Marine Tourism and Coastal Recreation

MARD 406

MARS 421

1

12

Marine and Coastal Development Modules and Practices

MARD 407

MARS 422

2

10

Marine and Coastal Business Opportunities and Practices

MARD 408

MARS 432

2

12

Marine and Environmental Education

MARD 409

MARS 442

2

10

 

Please refer to the Application Procedure page and the link below for application details

http://www.mandela.ac.za/Apply/Admission/How-do-I-apply