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The Master’s in Coastal and Marine Resource Management from this University of Portsmouth looks in-depth at a range of challenges unique to marine and coastal environments, from the health of ocean ecosystems, to the conservation, preservation and sustainable development of coastlines.

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You’ll study new techniques for mapping and modelling environments, planning and allocating resources, and developing and growing coastal communities and economies.

Studying in the historic naval and commercial port city of Portsmouth, you’ll be ideally placed to experience the busy Solent waterway, the Jurassic coasts of Dorset and the Isle of Wight and marine conservation zones in Hampshire and Sussex.

Coastal and Marine Resource Management at Portsmouth is ideally suited to people who are passionate about the planet and global issues such as sustainability and climate change.

Graduates from this course have gone on to work for organisations like The Environment Agency, Natural England, the World Wide Fund for Nature and the Marine Conservation Society as scientists, planners and policy makers.

Course highlights

  • Learn how the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals can be incorporated in coastal and marine conservation and development
  • Understand the challenges and opportunities of marine policy, planning and conservation, and the Blue Economy – the biggest issues being tackled by researchers in our Centre for Blue Governance 
  • Take part in field trips and site visits in Hampshire, Dorset and Sussex, including a two-day residential course on the Isle of Wight and six-day residential course on Jersey in the Channel Islands
  • Learn the key theories and principles of Geographic Information System (GIS) data mapping and analysis
  • Regularly hear from guest speakers from industry
  • Make the most of the diverse marine and coastal environments, wildlife, urban development and maritime heritage in and around Portsmouth
  • Design and undertake your own advanced research project

Careers and opportunities

Once you've completed this course, you'll be well positioned for a career in policy, planning or management.

You may also choose to work in industry, with community groups, for landowners or in a consultancy role. Alternatively, you might wish to pursue a career in research or education.

We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding the right job, through our industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

Graduates of this course have gone onto roles such as:

  • Property Manager
  • Operational Meteorology Technician
  • Scientific Officer
  • Coastal Engineer
  • Coastal Technician
  • Senior Change Analyst 
  • Planning Policy Officer

Graduates of this course have gone on to work for companies such as:

  • Met Office
  • Central Government
  • Local Authorities
  • Royal Haskoning DHV
  • Just One Ocean

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Coastal and Shoreline Management
  • Marine Policy, Planning and Conservation
  • Principles of Giscience
  • Research Skills and Project
  • Sustainable Blue Economy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second-class honours degree or equivalent in any subject. Professional experience and other qualifications may be taken into consideration for applicants not meeting this requirement.

Tuition Fee


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Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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