Taught course

Marine and Coastal Resource Management

University of Chester · Department of Biological Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have one of the following:

An Honours degree (minimum 2:1) containing a significant content of marine/ecological/behavioural/biological science or a relevant postgraduate qualification

Substantial relevant work experience, together with evidence of recent study or writing at an appropriate level

Applicants are also expected to submit one strong reference with their application. Potential students may be invited to attend for interview.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is accredited by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), the professional body for everyone working in environment and sustainability. IEMA accreditation entitles students registered on this course to FREE student membership, and on successful completion you will be eligible for graduate membership. Graduate membership (GradIEMA) is a launchpad for future leaders within the environment and sustainability sector and offers a range of benefits to support your career. You can then ‘fast track’ to Practitioner Membership.

We will provide you with advanced theoretical knowledge and practical skills in identifying, measuring and quantifying marine and coastal resources and the effects of anthropogenic impacts upon them. We do this by engaging you in an interactive learning environment, exploring our expertise in field and lab-based research on marine species, habitats and processes in the UK, and further afield.

You will be trained in marine field research techniques, have the opportunity to become certified as a GUE scientific diver, learn advanced analytical methods and develop your science communication skills. You will become competent in the application of marine and coastal sciences to practical management settings, providing access to a wide range of employment opportunities.

You will have the chance to acquire skills that will empower you to make decisions and develop policy on the management and protection of marine environments across the globe. You will apply these skills to a range of real-life scenarios, including wildlife management and conservation, environmental impact assessment, ecosystem services and sustainable marine resource exploitation.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Department of Biological Sciences