Master On Campus Online

Marine Resource Management and Policy

12 months
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This MSc degree at one of Europe's leading centres for marine sciences is taught by a team of internationally recognised experts to focus on the critical synergy between marine natural resources, fisheries, ocean conservation and society.


As global populations continue to grow and climate change alters the marine environment, marine fisheries will come under increasing pressure, especially considering that the majority of people in coastal developing nations depend upon fisheries as their main source of protein. However, fisheries also have negative impacts on marine species, habitats and ecosystem processes, and on other species such as marine mammals, seabirds and reptiles. For this reason, conservation of the marine environment is essential if we are to succeed in achieving sustainable use of marine natural resources and needs to be integrated into an ecosystem-based approach to management. These issues are central to international and national policy and law focused on the sustainable development goals, and address, food security, human welfare, life below water, poverty, health and safetyThis course will provide students with the broad training necessary to develop a systems based perspective and understanding of the key elements of contemporary natural resources, fisheries and conservation science and how these disciplines are inter-related, integrating both natural and social science approaches. 

Programme Structure

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Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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Marine Resource Management and Policy
Heriot-Watt University


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