School of GeoSciences

MSc Marine Systems and Policies

Understand Earth’s diverse marine ecosystems, the tensions between ocean conservation and marine development, and the policies in place to protect our coastlines and the global ocean.

Postgraduate Open Day - Wednesday 13 November 

Find out more about this programme at our Postgraduate Open Day.  Meet staff and current students, explore the University and become part of our vibrant postgraduate community.

Postgraduate Open Day 13 November

About the programme

Unique in Europe, this interdisciplinary approach to understanding marine ecosystems, their exploitation and sustainable development also includes our popular field course to tropical marine ecosystems to apply your skills in science, policy and practice.

Applying for your programme

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Entry requirements and how to apply for your chosen programme.

Programme structure

Information on our two semesters of taught courses, integrated field trips and your dissertation style research project as well as part-time study options.

Field work

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Information about our international and local field trips.

Careers

Find out more about the exciting career paths open to graduates in marine studies as well as details of our extensive, collaborative network of contacts operating within the marine environment.

Teaching staff

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The MSc in Marine Systems and Policies draws upon the expertise of teaching staff from across the university, as well as external guest lecturers and dissertation supervisors from other universities, government, NGOs and the private sector.

Costs & funding options

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Find out details of programme costs and scholarship or funding options.

Social media & videos

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Video testimonials from the Programme Director and students.

 

Apply now and Entry requirements

 

Survey - new programme opportunities

We have set up three short surveys and would be delighted to hear from anyone interested in postgraduate study online or on campus in ‘Circular Economy’,  ‘Natural Hazards and Risk’, or 'Applied Hydrogeology'.

Your feedback will help shape the content and structure of these new programmes, and there is an opportunity to leave your contact details so we can keep you up to date on any developments.