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Overview

If you think protecting our coasts and oceans should be a top priority and want a master's qualification that'll give you the skills to do it, then this course is for you.

You'll unpack solutions for conserving our coasts and oceans, and create your own strategies to manage environmental, socio-cultural and institutional resources.

This course incorporates fieldwork, lab time and different research methods. Plus, you'll need to respond to changes in the industry. You'll need lots of energy and a desire to improve the long-term sustainability of the world’s coastlines. 

What you'll experience

On this course, you’ll:

Enrich your studies with case study analysis, lectures from guest speakers and fieldwork

  • Use our resources and facilities, and study Portsmouth's diverse marine environments, wildlife, urban development and maritime heritage.
  • Share your journey with students from a diverse range of backgrounds

Work experience and career planning

We'll give you all the help you need to find internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.

Most importantly, once you've finished the course, you can use our Careers and Employability service for up to 5 years, to help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the marine resources industry.

Teaching​

Teaching on this course include:

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • laboratory work

How you're assessed​

You'll be assessed through:

  • preparation of web pages
  • poster and oral presentations
  • projects reports
  • literature reviews
  • essays

Careers and opportunities

Once you've completed this course, you'll be well positioned for a career in marine resource policy, the use or development of maritime resources, or the conservation of natural resources of coasts and oceans.

You can expect to find job opportunities within:

  • Government agencies
  • Environmental consultancies
  • Observational or research institutions concerned with resource management

You may also choose to work in industry, with community groups, for landowners or in a consultancy role. Alternatively, you might wish to pursue a career in research or education.

We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding the right job, through our industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.


Visit the Coastal and Marine Resource Management MSc page on the University of Portsmouth website for more details!

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