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International Marine Environmental Consultancy (IMEC) MSc

Master (ISCED 2011 level 7)


Entry level Bachelor
Cost UK/EU students - £ 10950, International students - £ 23400

Our International Marine Environmental Consultancy course meets the growing demand for marine consultants and coastal managers in UK, European and international business.

The course brings together core ecological skills with the business elements required to compete in this growing sector. Our expert academic staff maintain an extensive network of industry 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.

Your project

You will do a research project in one of the marine areas of the Ecology or Modelling, Evidence and Policy research groups and key consultancies operating across these areas.

Project areas have been focussed on:

  • structural and functional integrity of ecosystems
  • biological and socio-economic drivers of ecosystem change
  • governance and management of resource use

There may be opportunities in other research groups:

Earth, Ocean and Planetary

Biology, Plant and Microbial Sciences

There may be opportunities in other marine science research groups:

Our research

The marine science research groups form part of extensive national and international networks. Recent partnerships and collaborations include:

  • the Environment Agency
  • Natural England
  • Northumberland Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority
  • University of the West Indies (Barbados)
  • National Oceanographic Centre Southampton (NOCS)
  • University of Costa Rica
  • North Sea Regional Advisory Council
  • Haribon Foundation

You have the support of a marine science research community including 30 research students, six-10 post-doctoral scientists, six technicians and 13 full-time academic staff. This provides you with abundant opportunities to progress your scientific career, whether in industry or academia. Students have been successful at finding employment in industry, academia, government agencies and non-governmental organisations. You will also train to produce final projects of publishable quality.

Structural components
Internship/Workplace experience
Practical/Field work

Application procedure

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ISCED Categories

Project management
Policy and governance
Conservation and environmental management
Marine spatial planning