MSc - Master of Science
National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (NOCS)
About this course
On this unique 2-year Marine Environment and Resources MSc, you’ll study at the University of Southampton and partner universities in France, Spain and Belgium. You’ll develop the in-depth knowledge and skills to assess and manage the marine environment, putting you in a great position for a successful career in the marine sector.
On this master’s course you’ll split your time between the University of Southampton and our partner universities in the Marine Environment and Resources (MER) Consortium:
- Universidad del Pais Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Spain
- Université de Bordeaux 1, France
- University of Liège, Belgium
You’ll develop your ability to think through complex issues, analyse the marine environment and its resources, and ensure that marine development is sustainable.
Through compulsory modules you’ll gain a thorough knowledge of biological, physical and chemical oceanography, as well as marine geology.
A wide range of optional modules will allow you to develop your own specialism. Typical subjects include:
- integrated coastal zone management
- the assessment of marine ecosystem health
- protection and recovery of marine and estuary environments
- competitive and responsible fisheries management
You could also choose to learn about topics such as deep sea ecology, large-scale ocean processes, and satellite oceanography.
The course is taught in English, but you’ll be able to study local languages for free during your time with our partner universities.
The course was created in response to the EU’s European Marine Strategy and Water Framework Directive, designed to better protect the European marine environment and the resources upon which marine-related economic and social activities depend.
Employers in the public and private sectors need good graduates as managers, planners, policy-makers, researchers and advisers who can make a difference in marine environmental resource management.
After successfully graduating from this course, you’ll be well-placed for leadership roles in marine sectors such as:
- conservation and environmental management
- non-governmental organisations
- local, national or international government
You’ll also be in a great position to continue your studies at PhD level.
- United States
- Antigua & Barbuda
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Cabo Verde
- Central African Republic
- Congo (Democratic Republic)
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- East Timor
- El Salvador
- Equatorial Guinea
- Hong Kong
- Ivory Coast
- Korea DPR (North Korea)
- Marshall Islands
- New Zealand
- Northern Ireland
- Palestinian Authority
- Papua New Guinea
- Puerto Rico
- Republic of Ireland
- San Marino
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- South Africa
- South Korea
- South Sudan
- Sri Lanka
- St Vincent
- St. Kitts & Nevis
- St. Lucia
- Trinidad & Tobago
- United Kingdom
- Vatican City
- Western Samoa
£ 9,130per year
Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.
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