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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. 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 and the theory, principles, concepts and practices in marine governance.

Different course options

Full time | Newcastle University | 12 months | SEP-19

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

Students should have a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent in: Biology, zoology, botany, ecology, marine science, oceanography, environmental science, geography or earth sciences.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has developed a presence in three similarly vibrant and globally-connected locations – London, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide both a global...more

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