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Marine Ecosystems and Governance MRes

Master (ISCED 2011 level 7)


Cost UK/EU students - £ 8310, International students - £ 23200

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
  • the theory, principles, concepts and practices in marine governance

Project Work

While our taught modules will ground your understanding of marine ecosystem dynamicsresearch methodologies and environmental governance, you will develop your research skills by designing and completing a supervised project.

Major sites for projects include the:

  • Red Sea
  • Maldives
  • Bahamas
  • Northumberland coast (UK)

The project will develop a detailed knowledge of your chosen research topic by drawing on the research communities within the Ecology Research Group, in the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences.

You can design your research project, producing a research proposal upon application.

Structural components
Practical/Field work
Research Project

Application procedure

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ISCED Categories

Project management
Policy and governance
Conservation and environmental management