Taught course

Marine Planning for Sustainable Development

Institution
Heriot-Watt University · School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society
Qualifications
MScDiploma

Entry requirements

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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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. A unique concentration of marine expertise and activity provides students with 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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Diploma
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
icitmsc@hw.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1856 850605