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Marine Environmental Protection MSc

Bangor University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Bangor University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About This Course

The emergence of the Law of the Sea Convention and establishment of Exclusive Economic Zones has given coastal states extensive and comprehensive rights and obligations over marine resources in vast areas of ocean. Wise management of ocean resources is essential if the full economic potential of these new entitlements is to be realised. To ensure the continuing biological productivity of these areas, the level and type of development of activities such as waste dumping, mineral extraction, recreation, industrial and urban growth, fisheries and aquaculture, need to be controlled, and interactions of these often conflicting activities resolved by management.

This MSc is a full-time one-year course, consisting of 9 months taught course and 3 months research project, and examined by continuous assessment. The course provides theoretical and practical training in measuring and quantifying marine resources and the effects of conflicting usage upon them. It provides a sound scientific basis on which to develop policy and make decisions on marine resource exploitation and protection around the world.

Course Content

What will you study on this course?

To broaden the student's awareness of the economic potential of the ocean, to generate an understanding of the major marine biological resources and the physical processes controlling these resources, to provide theoretical and practical training in measuring and quantifying these resources and the effects of conflicting usage upon them, to enhance those skills necessary to manage effectively the sea area of national jurisdiction, and to produce graduates with appropriate experience for developing policy and making decisions on marine resources and other marine uses for their individual countries or regions. To date, most graduates have taken up employment in the field of marine environmental protection in the UK and abroad.

Careers

Public Sector, e.g. Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Waterways Board, County Councils, Fisheries Protection Committee, National Rivers Authority/Environment Agency, EEC Environmental Commission.
Private Sector, e.g. Aquatic consultancies specialising in survey and environmental impact assessment, aquaculture, oil industry, mining, instrument development, informatics and computing.
Voluntary organisations such as World Wide Fund for Nature, Greenpeace, Wildlife Trusts, RSPCA, Royal Geographical Society.
Higher Education and Research, e.g. Doctorate Research, Research Assistants, University Lecturing, British Antarctic Survey, Field Centre teaching assistants.
Overseas students return to comparable posts overseas.
UK students employed overseas in comparable posts.

Application deadline

11 June 2021

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University information

Bangor University

  • University League Table

    72nd

  • Campus address

    Bangor University, Bangor (Wales), LL57 2DG, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    5th out of 20 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 155
    132 88%

    9th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    2nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    14th

    6

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