MSc Fisheries Policy and Planning

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  • Objectives
    The above programme aims to provide skills necessary to manage change effectively in the exploitation of fisheries and other natural aquatic resources; increase understanding of the issues facing fisheries and aquatic resources worldwide; provide advanced skills necessary for research on or management of fisheries and aquatic resources; and prepare you for employment within regulatory bodies, environmental consultancies and applied research.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements:At least a second class honours degree (or equivalent) from a recognised university or college. Candidates with other qualifications and significant relevant experience, or an appropriate professional qualification will be considered and may be accepted on an individual basis. An English Language score of IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550 is required for international students whose first language is not English.
  • Academic Title
    MSc Fisheries Policy and Planning
  • Course description
    COURSE CONTENT
    You follow a taught programme of modules over two semesters from September to May – plus common supporting studies in computing and research training – to acquire a total of 120 credits towards the diploma qualification. Successful candidates can then complete a 60-credit research project leading to the award of an MSc.

    Topics covered in the taught component include:

    -Fisheries development and planning
    -Fish population ecology
    -Fisheries resource management
    -Inland fisheries management
    -Aquaculture planning and management
    -Coastal fisheries management
    -Fisheries development studies
    -Aquatic resource management and planning
    -Aquatic conservation and biodiversity

    ASSESSMENT
    Learning is through a series of lectures, seminars, field visits and course assignments. Assessment is by written examination and coursework, with assessment of a research dissertation for the award of MSc.

    SPECIAL FEATURES
    These programmes are taught at the Hull International Fisheries Institute (HIFI), which has an international reputation and enjoys long-standing relationships with key organisations that promote research and development, including the European Commission; the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations; the Asian Development Bank; the World Bank, the Department for International Development; North American Aerospace Defense Command; the Commonwealth Secretariat; overseas governments; the British Council; various UK country and city councils, the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers; the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; the Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science; English Nature; the Countryside Council for Wales; British Waterways; the Environment Agency; and private clients in the UK, Europe and worldwide.
    The institute’s staff have a truly international outlook, with their expertise sought for projects around the world, including Europe, South and South East Asia, Africa, the Gulf, South America, the Caribbean and Australasia.

    RESEARCH AREAS
    HIFI’s research programme specialises in applied research, with emphasis on the scope for sustainable development, management and commercial developments.

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