Taught course

International Marine Environmental Consultancy (IMEC)

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Marine Science and Technology
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree in a relevant subject, or an international equivalent. You also need three to six months' relevant practical experience. You will also be considered on an individual basis if you have non-standard qualifications and/or relevant practical experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our International Marine Environmental Consultancy course meets the growing demand for marine consultants and coastal managers in UK, European and international business. You draw on key skills in industry-specific modules, learn to develop the commercial value of your knowledge and enhance your career prospects by working with industry partners on your final project.
The course brings together core ecological skills with the business elements required to compete in this growing sector. Expert academic staff maintain an extensive network of contacts. A four month consultancy project provides opportunities for developing a proposal to collaborate with a world-leading marine consultancy.
This interdisciplinary course attracts a wide range of honours graduates. Your background skills may come from geography, the law and politics as well as marine biology and the environmental sciences. An interest in the marine environment and its management, and a professional, committed attitude are essential.
You will do a research project in one of the areas of the Marine Biology, Ecosystems and Governance (MBEG) research group and key consultancies operating across these areas:
  • structural and functional integrity of ecosystems
  • biological and socio-economic drivers of ecosystem change
  • governance and management of resource use
Opportunities in other marine science research groups may exist:
  • Marine Resources and Renewable Energy (MRRE): antifouling and ballast water treatment; bacterial bioactive products; bioenergy
  • Oceans and Climate focuses on the production, consumption and air-sea exchange of greenhouse gases.

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 2 English Language requirements: Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
9 months

Course contact details

Name
Susan Davies, Postgraduate Programme Co-ordinator, School of Marine Science and Technology
Email
mast.pg@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 8912