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
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.
- 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.
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 studentsTo 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
Course contact details
- Dr Claire Fitzsimmons, Lecturer, School of Marine Science and Technology
- +44 (0) 191 208 6661