12 months
25000 GBP/year
13000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Core modules of this Marine and Coastal Sustainability programme from The University of Exeter examine the interlinked nature of social and ecological systems, considering the role of marine resources in contributing to people’s wellbeing and livelihoods, how people contribute to and are impacted by environmental change.

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  • A unique Marine and Coastal Sustainability programme that places social science perspectives at the centre of an interdisciplinary programme addressing the complex interactions between people and the marine environment
  • Hosted by our Environment and Sustainability Institute, an interdisciplinary centre leading cutting-edge research into solutions to problems of environmental change
  • Gain practical experience on our low-carbon field course and explore the sustainability dilemmas facing UK coastal communities
  • Delivered by internationally recognised experts in a location surrounded by coastal and marine biodiversity
  • Training in research skills and transdisciplinary methods will prepare you for a wide range of careers in NGOs, conservation and resource management agencies, sustainability consultancy, government, and academic research


There is a growing demand for high-quality graduates equipped with a more holistic understanding of environmental and sustainability challenges. Careers in conservation and environmental management increasingly require social science expertise.

The MSc Marine and Coastal Sustainability from The University of Exeter , has been designed for students who wish to work in marine resource management or conservation in some capacity, whether for government, national or international agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), environmental consultancies, or donor organisations. 

You could also go on to work in a range of other careers, such as journalism, policy analysis, advocacy, or community engagement. The research and academic skills you will acquire will further postgraduate study.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Marine and Coastal Sustainability
  • Transdisciplinary Methods for Sustainability Science
  • Dissertation
  • Fisheries Management
  • Protected Areas

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Whilst we don’t have a formal deadline for application, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. We close to applications wishing to join us for study in 2022/2023 on Friday 16 September. We advise international applicants to submit a complete application by mid-July.


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

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  • 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 2:1 degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. geography, environmental science, marine biology, politics, anthropology)
  • Entry requirements are broad and enable applicants from a range of disciplines. Applications outside these will be considered on a case-by-case basis to enable consideration of other relevant experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13000 GBP per year during 12 months.

UK fees per year:

£6,500 part-time

International fees per year:

£12,500 part-time

Living costs for Exeter

649 - 1087 GBP /month
Living costs

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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