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Marine Ecosystems and Governance MRes

Course Description

Course overview

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.

Through a combination of taught and research modules, our course develops 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.

Our staff have over 30 years of research and teaching experience, both in the UK and overseas. Their expertise spans the natural and social sciences in coastal-marine science and management.

Our taught modules will ground your understanding of marine ecosystem dynamics, research methodologies and environmental governance. You will develop your research skills by designing and completing a supervised project.


For detailed module information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/marine-ecosystems-governance-mres/#modules

How to Apply

For course application information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/marine-ecosystems-governance-mres/#howtoapply

Visit the Marine Ecosystems and Governance MRes page on the Newcastle University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent in: biology; zoology; botany; ecology; marine science; oceanography; environmental science; geography; earth sciences.If your first language is not English you need an overall IELTS score of 6.5.

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