Research course

Marine Ecosystems and Governance

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Qualifications
MRes

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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.

About this course

Through a combination of taught and research modules, our course will develop 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.

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, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Dr Clare Fitzsimmons, Lecturer
Email
snes.pgr.enquiries@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 6661