12 months
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16700 GBP/year
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About

The impact of human activity on our marine ecosystems has become more evident and high profile in recent years, such as from overfishing, habitat destruction, pollution, coastal development, plastics and climate change. The MSc Marine Conservation programme is offered at University of Plymouth.

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Overview

This new MSc Marine Conservation programme at University of Plymouth , taught by leading experts in the field, focuses specifically on marine conservation in practice and is targeted at producing the next generation of ocean guardians with the skill set to address this question. The MSc Marine Conservation programme does not have any exams within its range of assessments.

Key features

  • The only UK MSc programme in existence to focus on marine conservation in practice
  • The only marine conservation masters programme in the UK to be delivered in partnership with a suite of regional, national and international marine conservation practitioners.  
  • The only such programme where all students, if they wish, can directly gain experience working for their masters project embedded within these potential employers.  
  • The 60 credit masters project is not specifically a typical research project resulting in a scientific paper, but allows a diversity of options depending on collaborative work with the partner (e.g. policy review, option appraisal, etc)
  • Students will draw on the cumulative knowledge and expertise of one of the largest concentrations of marine conservation researchers in Europe.
  • Taught modules are designed to feature dynamic and contemporary content based on both state-of-the-art marine conservation research and current experience and practice of implementing marine conservation in the 'real world'.  
  • Unusually for such a programme, there will be a true integration of natural and social science underpinning and skills.  
  • Students can choose between two career destinations, policy and advocacy, through taught components, working with relevant partner(s) and option module choice. All students will cover aspects of both themes, however.
  • The programme provides opportunities for students to work on marine conservation projects in the UK and abroad.   

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Skills and Methods 
  • Managing Marine Ecosystems 
  • Marine Conservation Practice 
  • Marine Conservation Project 
  • Marine Conservation Theory 
  • Small Population Conservation 
  • Economics of the Marine Environment 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates will require an appropriate background in primarily biological, marine and environmental sciences degree to honours level at 2:1 or above. Applications are also considered from well-qualified graduates in other disciplines with relevant experience or interests. 
  • All applicants are required to present a personal statement on what their career aims within marine conservation are, plus a short written piece around marine conservation priorities in the UK (see proforma in 'How to apply' that needs completing). CV as standard. 
  • We welcome applicants with international qualifications.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16700 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    10200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10200 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Plymouth

731 - 1387 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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.

Our partners

Marine Conservation
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University of Plymouth

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