Marine & Freshwater Management (MSc)

Bournemouth University the United Kingdom

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The award

How long you will study
1 - 2 year

Domestic course fees
GBP 6250 per year

How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
find out

International course fees
GBP 14500 per year

All study options

About Marine & Freshwater Management at Bournemouth University

This Master’s programme is for those wishing to gain and apply state-of-the-art techniques to analyse, integrate and apply knowledge of ecological, environmental, geographical or biological sciences to the sustainable management of marine or freshwater environments.

You will apply a socio-ecological approach to ecosystem-based management, integrating scientific, legal and management techniques to balance socioeconomical and conservation needs in rivers, estuaries, coasts and oceans; covering a diversity of key habitats, non-living and living resources. 

You will learn industry standard techniques and software to effectively analyse and summarise data relevant to provide evidence in support of sustainable management of aquatic habitats, species and spaces. The programme will also directly address the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) ‘most wanted’ skills sets by providing quantitative skills using the industry standard software.

The course will provide you with problem-solving skills to actively make managerial decisions that considers sustainable communities and public participation from the planning stages to the implementation of adaptive management. You will cover a range of aspects of freshwater and marine management including, sustainable development, conservation, habitat restoration, marine spatial planning and other key issues from a policy and decision making perspective. Overall the programme will prepare you for a career in management of freshwater and marine resources, and you will be supported by leading academics and professionals in achieving this goal.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesGBP 6250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 14500 per year

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Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2, or equivalent, in a required subject. Required subjects: Marine or Freshwater Ecology, Marine Biology, Ecological Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Geographical Sciences or Biological Sciences.

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in writing, speaking, listening and reading.

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