Cold Oceans and Northern Teaching & Learning

At Memorial University, students can study oceans and northern topics in almost every faculty, on every campus: from dedicated facilities, such as the Marine Institute and Labrador Campus, and departments, including Ocean Sciences, the School of Arctic and Subarctic Studies, and Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering, to less-conventional disciplines, such as sociologycommunity health, and political science.

The lists below feature full degree or diploma programs. It is important to note that each program contains dozens, if not hundreds, of options for individual oceans and northern courses.

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School of Arctic and Subarctic StudiesOther
Master's Degree in Arctic and Subarctic Futures (Coursework) Nursing in Labrador (in partnership with the Faculty of Nursing): Bachelor of Nursing
Master's Degree in Arctic and Subarctic Futures (Thesis) Engineering One in Labrador
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Arctic and Subarctic Futures Diploma in Northern Peoples, Lands, and Resources (in partnership with the Faculty of HSS)

A full undergraduate program is currently in development for the School of Arctic and Subarctic Studies. Stay tuned!


School of FisheriesSchool of Maritime StudiesSchool of Ocean TechnologyDiplomasCertificates
Master of Marine Studies (Fisheries Resource Management) or Marine Students (Marine Spatial Planning and Management) Bachelor's degree in Maritime studies (Maritime Management) or Maritime Studies (Safety Management) Bachelor of Technology in Underwater Vehicles, Ocean Mappping, Engineering Technology and Applied Science, or Health Sciences Technology Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) Technician Diploma Transport Canada Certification
Masters of Science in Fisheries Science (Fisheries Science and Technology) or Fisheries Science (Stock Assessment) Maritime Management Master's Degree Master of Applied Ocean Technology (Ocean Mapping) Advanced Diploma in Food safety Marine Diesel Machanics: Technical Certificate
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Fisheries Science Master of Science in Maritime Studies (Safety: The Human Element) Masters of Technology Management (Engineering Technology and Applied Science) Advanced Diploma in Sustainable Aquaculture  
  Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Maritime Studies   Advanced Diploma in Water Quality Bridge Watch: Technical Certificate
      Diploma of Technology in Naval Arcitecture, Nautical Science, Ocean Mapping, Marine Environmental  
      Marine Engineering  
Faculty of Humanities and Social SciencesFaculty of ScienceFaculty of EngineeringFaculty of Medicine 
Northern Peoples, Lands, and Resources Diploma Bachelors of Science with major in Ocean Physics Bachelors of Engineering in Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering Northern Rural Medicine Residency Program: Labrador and Nunavut 
Masters and Doctorate Degrees in Geography, Sociology, Archaeology, Political Science, Philosophy, History, English, Folkore, and others, with a relevant focus Bachelors of Science with major in Ocean Sciences or Ocean Sciences (Environmental Systems) Masters of Engineering (MEng) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Ocean and Naval Arcitectural Engineering Human Physiology in Harsh Environments Certificate
  Bachelors of Science with a major in Biology (includes option for co-operative education); Master of Science in Biology; and Ph.D. degree programs in Biology    
  Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Marine Biology    

Master of Science degree programs in Physical Oceanography and Ph.D. degree programs in Physical Oceanography.


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