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Marine Ecosystems and Governance MRes

Marine Ecosystems and Governance MRes

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Full time | Newcastle University | 12 months | SEP

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Full time


12 months

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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.


This module provides an understanding approaches to conduct of academic and commercial coastal marine environmental research, survey and consultancy, including proposal writing, project planning, sampling design, survey, statistical analysis and scientific reporting. A unique module taking students through practical, technical and statistical approaches to survey design and description of change in marine habitats and species.

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.

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 two similarly vibrant and globally-connected locations – Singapore and Malaysia. These provide both a global identity and...more

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