Faculty of Science and Engineering

MSc in Marine Environmental Management

Postgraduate - Taught MSc

Open for admission in 2018/19

Start in September

Full time
MSc 1 year

About the course

Final validation pending*

Marine management is becoming ever more challenging and complex. Global factors such as climate change, the loss of the Arctic ice cap and increasingly globalised trade in seafood are all having a huge impact. This has generated a demand for graduates with advanced knowledge in this area. 

This programme will give you an understanding of marine environmental processes and policies at local, national, European and global scales. Two pathways have been created, one for those interested in Fisheries Science and the other for those interested in Marine Ecology.  You’ll graduate with the skills and knowledge to work in a wide range of marine environmental organisations – or continue your studies even further at PhD level.

Where you'll study

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Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £7,275

A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK are now available. They provide up to £10,609 for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. For more information, visit our Postgraduate Loans page.

  • International: £16,000

What you'll study

We’re still finalising this programme, and will add the module details soon. Please check back later for updates to this course.

Modules are themed around

  • Fisheries science and management
  • Marine oceanography and ecology
  • Environmental management and policy
  • Research design
  • Law of the sea
  • Dissertation
  • Principles of GIS
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Scientific diving and marine skills
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Invasive species

* What does ‘final validation pending’ mean?

We regularly review our courses to make sure they continue to meet our academic standards. Any changes to courses go through a re-validation process. ‘Final validation pending’ means that we intend to offer this programme, but it hasn’t received final University approval yet. Please call our Admissions Service on 01482 466850 for confirmation that the course is approved and will be running.

We are a leading centre for research into environmental issues of global importance.

Delve deeper

Study under experts. Our geography and environmental studies research was ranked third in the UK for its impact in the most recent national assessment. 

Find out more

We are a member of the GU8 consortium, a group of port city universities from across the world, providing us with international collaborative links that are unrivalled in the UK. 

Entry requirements

Normally a Bachelor Honours degree (typically 2.2 or above, or equivalent) in an environmental or biological science subject. 

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Future prospects

Due to the global factors making marine management a growing challenge – graduates with advanced skills and knowledge in this area are highly sought after in marine environmental organisations.

You’ll also gain the skills to continue your studies at PhD level, specialising in your interests even further.