Research course

Marine Ecosystems and Governance

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

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent in biology, zoology, botany, ecology, marine science, oceanography, environmental science, geography or earth sciences.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course provides you with an exceptional grounding in marine environmental research. You’ll develop your understanding of key concepts and issues. You’ll also develop the skills and qualities required for a career in academia or industry.

Through a combination of taught and research modules, our course develops your understanding of:
  • the roles of science, policy, technology and economic development in the marine environment.
  • marine environmental issues, their origins and possible solutions.
  • the principal processes maintaining and altering structure, function and ecosystem services of coastal waters.
  • the key concepts and methodologies used in ecosystem, environmental management and conservation science.
  • the context, purpose and implementation of resource mapping and evaluation.
  • the theory, principles, concepts and practices in marine governance.
Our staff have over 30 years of research and teaching experience, both in the UK and overseas. Their expertise spans the natural and social sciences in coastal-marine science and management.
Our taught modules will ground your understanding of marine ecosystem dynamics, research methodologies and environmental governance. You will develop your research skills by designing and completing a supervised project.

Department specialisms

Coral reefs; physical oceanography and climate modelling; marine spatial mapping and systems planning; marine protected areas and management; food webs; marine mammal monitoring; citizen science and outreach; deep sea ecology and marine time series

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

MRes

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Claire Fitzsimmons, Lecturer, School of Marine Science and Technology
Email
mast.pg@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 6661