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Master of Marine Affairs program (MMA)
 
The Master of Marine Affairs program (MMA) is one of the international postgraduate programs in Xiamen University, P. R. China which recruit both Chinese and oversea students. The MMA program initiated from 2007, and up to the present (August. 2016), 131 students have been enrolled by the MMA program, including 84 Chinese students and 47 international students from around 20 countries.
 
Objectives
With the improvements in our understanding of the natural environment and changes in human values, ocean policy makers and coastal resources managers’ having a background in the natural science, social science and economy etc. has become essential. The Master of Marine Affairs (MMA) is designed for those interested in the study of the complex issues of coastal and ocean management.
 
As an interdisciplinary postgraduate program, MMA has an excellent faculty team with professors in the fields of oceanography, environmental science, management science, environmental and resources economics, political science, law and so on. This program aims at the development of abilities on analyzing and solving policy problems at local, regional, natural, and international levels.
 
1. Fostering highly trained and multi-disciplinary specialists in research and management in marine affairs on behalf of marine communities.
2. Providing for the needs of individuals who will be working in government departments, academic and research institutions, and consultancy companies.
3. Promoting the building and development of the interdisciplinary field of marine affairs.
 
Research Directions
1. Ocean Policy and Law
 
Focus on the fields such as international oceans law, domestic marine policy on resources and environmental protection and management, marine policy analysis and formation.Students gain an understanding of the ocean policy context at the national and global level and a sophisticated appreciation of the dynamics that drive policy formulation and implementation, providing students with a "hands-on" experience in planning and developing a national ocean policy for a specific country. The orientation is a combination of science and law, and includes methodology and integrated case study courses. Students will know how to integrate the scientific knowledge into policy making with a global perspective.
 
2. Marine Economics
Focus on the fields such as Marine resource economics, marine environmental economics and marine industry economics.
Student will be enabled to apply economic principles to the study of marine resources and the conflicts and problems which arise in the exploitation of marine environments. At the same time, students will hold the essential principle of marine industries economics and know how to promote the marine economic development through policy, programming and market approaches.
 
3. Ocean and Coastal Management
Focus on the fields such as ICM, EEC management, marine natural protection zone management and ecosystem-based regional marine management.
Academics, international community and a lot of countries called for developing a regional, ecosystem based governance to ocean and coastal ecosystem. This orientation will employ an evolutionary integrated approach to examine the nature of coastal ecosystems and the challenges posed by human activities and uses. Policy and other governance measures on coastal ecosystems from watersheds to the EEZ will be considered too. Students will receive multidiscipline training on natural science and social science.
 
Course List
1. Public Courses (for international students only)
Rudiments of Chinese Language
Selected Issues on China
 
2. Required Courses
Front of Marine Affairs
Marine Science and Ocean Uses
Ocean and Coastal Management
Economics of Marine Resources and Environment
Marine Policy and Law
 
3. Elective Courses
Public Policy Analysis
Overview of Marine Pollution
Geo-informatics technology & its application on coastal management
Marine Ecosystem Management
Marine Spatial Planning
 
 
 
 
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