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International Marine Environmental Consultancy (IMEC) MSc, PGDip

International Marine Environmental Consultancy (IMEC) MSc, PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Environmental Studies Marine / Coastal Conservation / Protection Business Interpersonal Skills

Course type


Course Summary

Our International Marine Environmental Consultancy course meets the growing demand for marine consultants and coastal managers in UK, European and international business.

The course brings together core ecological skills with the business elements required to compete in this growing sector. Our expert academic staff maintain an extensive network of industry contacts.

A four month consultancy project provides opportunities for developing a proposal to collaborate with a world-leading marine consultancy.

This interdisciplinary course attracts a wide range of honours graduates. Your background skills may come from geography, the law and politics as well as marine biology and the environmental sciences. An interest in the marine environment and its management, and a professional, committed attitude are essential.

Your project

You will do a research project in one of the areas of the Marine Biology, Ecosystems and Governance (MBEG) research group and key consultancies operating across these areas:

structural and functional integrity of ecosystems
biological and socio-economic drivers of ecosystem change
governance and management of resource use

There may be opportunities in other marine science research groups:

Marine Resources and Renewable Energy (MRRE):

antifouling and ballast water treatment
bacterial bioactive products

Oceans and Climate focuses on the production, consumption and air-sea exchange of greenhouse gases.

Our research

The marine science research groups form part of extensive national and international networks. Recent partnerships and collaborations include:

the Environment Agency
Natural England
Northumberland Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority
University of the West Indies (Barbados)
National Oceanographic Centre Southampton (NOCS)
University of Costa Rica
North Sea Regional Advisory Council
Haribon Foundation.


Our course is accredited by Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), the first Institute to bring together marine engineers, scientists and technologists into one international multi-disciplinary professional body.

Students can also exit with Pgdip awards.

Different course options

Full time | Newcastle University | 12 months | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



The aim of the module is to enthuse attendees about contemporary approaches to marine governance ? how decisions are made about marine resource user activities including why it can be useful to understand peoples? attitudes and perceptions towards breaking rules when formulating marine policy and management measures. Case studies from around the world will demonstrate the importance of multiple level (individual, local, national and international) actors and players involved in managing different marine ecosystems (eg coral reefs and North Sea) and sectors (eg aquaculture, fisheries and tourism) to achieve sustainable development objectives.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree in a relevant subject, or an international equivalent. You also need three to six months' relevant practical experience. You will also be considered on an individual basis if you have non-standard qualifications and/or relevant practical experience.