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Marine Planning for Sustainable Development MSc

Marine Planning for Sustainable Development MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Marine / Coastal Conservation / Protection Sustainability Environmental Planning

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Marine planning, including spatial planning, is a fast developing discipline of global interest with excellent employment prospects. Ambition to create jobs and growth in the ‘Blue Economy’ is made real by new technologies giving access to the wealth of resources in the oceans and seas. New approaches are needed to govern the interactions among marine industries while maintaining the aspiration for healthy seas and the conservation of ecosystems. Adaptation to the effects of climate change adds to the importance of marine planning as an essential tool in marine management. Orkney is a global centre for marine energy research and development. A unique concentration of marine expertise and activity provides students with unparalleled access to key participants in the sustainable development and planning of marine industries. Students will also achieve PGDip and PGCert awards in this course.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

This module develops an understanding of the processes employed in the making of marine planning decisions; To explore the emerging regimes of marine governance including jurisdiction, law and political process; To develop skills for the integration of data and information streams for the purpose of making planning decisions; To explore participative management techniques and build conflict mitigation abilities with particular reference to island and peripheral coastal communities.
ILES Environment Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£15,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students must have one of the following: Minimum of 2:2 honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in a related subject area; For postgraduate conversion courses, non-related degrees will be considered; Corporate (or chartered) membership of relevant professional institutions will also be considered. PG Diploma level entry applicants must have an ordinary degree in a related subject area and relevant post qualification industry experience. Candidates who do not meet the above entry requirements or have no formal academic qualifications will be considered individually based on their CV and possibly interview. Admission via this route will be at the discretion of the Director of Recruitment.