MSc Environmental Practice: Marine & Coastal Management

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  • Objectives
    Coasts are incredibly diverse, resource rich and beautiful environments. Yet at present, they face an unprecedented suite of challenges. These include sea-level rise, flooding, extreme storm events, accelerated erosion, pollution, intense human development, recreation and resource exploitation. Coastal environments are also exceptionally hazardous as the Asian Tsunami and flooding of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina have demonstrated. As pressures on coastal zones intensify so does the need for skilled professionals in coastal management who can address these challenges. Increasingly, such professionals need to possess a wide range of skills, including: an understanding of coastal processes, hazard management, counter-pollution measures, strategic management, spatial information systems and regulatory frameworks, as well as knowledge of coastal management principles. They must also be able communicate effectively at all levels with a range of different stakeholders, from government agencies and professional bodies to local interest groups and members of the public
  • Entry requirements
    The MSc in Environmental Practice: Marine & Coastal Management is ideally suited to those with strong interpersonal skills and an Honours degree in a cognate discipline such as environmental science, geography, geology, biology, or marine sciences. However, entry is not just based on academic criteria as work experience and relevant professional qualifications are also considered. Mature students with appropriate experience are also considered and encouraged to apply.
  • Academic title
    MSc Environmental Practice: Marine & Coastal Management
  • Course description
    Programme Content

    Participants undertake a 20 week taught programme, followed by a 6 week work-based placement in the UK or overseas with a relevant organisation. A personal research project, normally lasting16 weeks is then undertaken to complete the course of study.

    Candidates unable to complete the full Masters programme may be able to leave with an interim award, Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) or Post Graduate Diploma (PG Dip). Units within our Masters portfolio can also be taken under the University’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme.

    Students following a prescribed list of units which normally include:

    -Marine and Coastal Management
    -Environmental Skills, Tools and Techniques
    -Environmental Law, Governance and Corporate
    -Environmental Management and Risk Assessment
    -Environmental Consultancy and Professional Practice
    (Including 6-week Placement)
    -Readings in Marine and Coastal Management
    -Research Project

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