University of Exeter: Marine Environmental Management

InstitutionUniversity of Exeter View institution profile
Department Biosciences
Web http://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate
Email cornwall@exeter.ac.uk
Telephone +44(0)1326 371801
Study type Taught

Summary

  • Explore the relationships between coastal and marine ecosystems and human activity

  • Includes an international field course to the Maldives with up to ten dives possible, and UK based field work

  • Gain transferable skills for marine environmental management

  • Delivered by internationally recognised experts

  • Study in a location surrounded in coastal and marine biodiversity

  • Dissertation can involve external placement/s

  • Learn to use “R” and GIS

The ocean covers 71% of the surface of the Earth, but when depth is accounted for, occupies 97% of the volume of the biosphere. This means that the sea and life within it has a profound influence on the processes which keep the planet habitable. Yet until recently the ocean has been neglected in terms of management and protection, despite growing evidence of adverse impacts from a long list of human influences, such as overfishing, habitat damage and biodiversity loss, pollution, and climate change.

Global attention is now turning rapidly to how to safeguard ocean life and the people and industries that depend on it, leading to increasing demand for trained practitioners of marine environmental management. The MSc Marine Environmental Management delivers this training, giving you a thorough grounding in a wide diversity of marine ecosystems, their ecology, functioning, and values to people.

The programme explores the diverse ways in which human activities affect marine life and introduces management approaches to alleviate pressures from activities such as fisheries, tourism, coastal development and climate change. It examines in depth the science and practice of creating and managing marine protected areas to safeguard marine life and promote human livelihoods and wellbeing.

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University of Exeter

 
The University of Exeter combines world-class research with excellent student satisfaction, from our campuses in the South West of England, in Exeter and Cornwall. We are one of the very few universities to be both a member of the Russell Group and have a Gold award from the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), evidence of our established international reputation for excellence in both teaching and research. Our success is built on a strong partnership with our students and a clear focus on high performance.

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