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Graduate Programmes

Diploma in Antarctic Programs Management

The Diploma is structured on two lines of teaching: a theoretical component and a series of applied workshops. The program completion will be by approving the course work and the thesis defense. Theoretical coursework includes a series of topics needed to understand past, present and future human activity in the Antarctic. These modules include: Antarctic History and Geography, Antarctic Tourism, the Antarctic Treaty System and Antarctic Ecology and Safety in Maritime and Aerial Operations in Antarctic. Academic Goals This program aims at training the attendees in subjects regarding Antarctic activities management in order to be able to plan, organize and control different activities carried out in the Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic areas from a transversal and inter-disciplinary perspective. Professional Goals This diploma will certify the student ability of properly manage all areas of Antarctic related activities.Specifically, participants will be able to: Evaluate capabilities and potentials for services in Antarctic. Properly plan activities supporting scientific expeditions, logistics and tourism. Apply correctly national and international regulations affecting Antarctic activities.

Universidad de Magallanes
Punta Arenas

COST per Student (in Chilean pesos)  (may be not fully up to date) Tuition: CH$ 100.000 Fees: CH$ 1.200.000 All international students will have to pay to cover the Antarctic field component and health insurance.

19 weeks
technical, scientific, logistics, management, decisions, actions, economic, environmental, Antarctica, field, interdisciplinary

Applicants must fulfill one of the following requirements: Professional or Technical degree in any subject. Proven experience in Antarctic and/ or Sub-Antarctic activities.

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