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Marine Ecosystems and Governance MRes

Marine Ecosystems and Governance MRes

Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Marine Ecosystems

Course type


Course Summary

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.

About this course

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

Different course options

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

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



This module provides an advanced understanding of the major biological, ecological and physical processes affecting critical evaluation of human impacts on productive coastal systems. A rare mix of ecology and oceanography of the coastal zone with case studies and principles of ecosystem functioning and management. The module provides a unique background to the scientific understanding and management issues surrounding the most human-impacted areas of the planet.

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, or international equivalent in: biology; zoology; botany; ecology; marine science; oceanography; environmental science; geography; earth sciences.