For MSc level entry, students must hold a good honours degree in or a relevant discipline (eg life sciences, engineering, environmental studies, business studies, surveying) from a UK or Overseas University. In addition to the academic qualifications, motivation, industrial experience and personality are taken into consideration.
Months of entry
This MSc is based at our ORKNEY CAMPUS in the far north of Scotland. Marine planning, including spatial planning, is a fast developing discipline of global interest with excellent employment prospects. Ambition to create jobs and growth in the ‘Blue Economy’ is made real by new technologies giving access to the wealth of resources in the oceans and seas. New approaches are needed to govern the interactions among marine industries while maintaining the aspiration for healthy seas and the conservation of ecosystems. Adaptation to the effects of climate change adds to the importance of marine planning as an essential tool in marine management.
The MSc in Marine Planning for Sustainable Development is based at the Orkney Campus but is available also at the Edinburgh Campus. Orkney is a global centre for marine energy research and development. The Orkney location provides a unique concentration of marine expertise and activity giving students unparalleled access to key participants in the sustainable development and planning of marine industries.
Information for international students
The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. We offer a range of English language courses to help you meet the English language requirement prior to starting your masters programme.
Fees and funding
Scholarships available - please make contact as below
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Ms Pearl-Jane Dewar
- +44 (0)1856 850605
- +44 (0)1856 851349