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MSc Marine Environment and Resources

Master (ISCED 2011 level 7)


Cost Full-time:£4,200 (UK/EU members);£8,650 (international members)

The 18-24 month Master of Science in Marine Environment and Resources (MER) is a European degree programme developed from a collaboration between three leading European institutions in this field:

  • Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Spain
  • Université de Bordeaux-1, France
  • University of Liège (ULg), Belgium
  • University of Southampton

You will develop your ability to think through complex issues, to analyse the marine environment and its resources and to ensure development is sustainable. Examples of topics you could study across the MER programme include integrated coastal zone management, the assessment of marine ecosystem health, protection and recovery of marine and estuary environments and competitive and responsible fisheries management.

Programme Structure: 

Semester one will be spent at either the University of Southampton or the University of Bordeaux-1. Semester two is at the University del Pais Vasco. For students who spent Semester 1 at the University of Bordeaux-1, Semester 3 will be at either the University of Southampton or University of Liege. For students who spent Semester 1 at the University of Southampton, Semester 3 will be at University of Liege. The instruction language is English.

Structural components
Ship training
Internship/Workplace experience
International component
Laboratory training
Practical/Field work
Research Project

ISCED Categories

Project management
Ocean Literacy
Policy and governance
Marine and maritime law
Conservation and environmental management
Marine Geology
Physical and chemical oceanography
Scientific modelling
Marine spatial planning