University of Portsmouth: Coastal and Marine Resource Management

InstitutionUniversity of Portsmouth View institution profile
Department Faculty of Science
Web https://www.port.ac.uk/study/postgraduate
Email admissions@port.ac.uk
Telephone 023 9284 5566
Study type Taught

Summary

Overview
If you think protecting our coasts and oceans should be a top priority and want a master's qualification that'll give you the skills to do it, then this course is for you.

You'll unpack solutions for conserving our coasts and oceans, and create your own strategies to manage environmental, socio-cultural and institutional resources.

This course incorporates fieldwork, lab time and different research methods. Plus, you'll need to respond to changes in the industry. You'll need lots of energy and a desire to improve the long-term sustainability of the world’s coastlines.

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What you'll experience
On this course, you’ll:
Enrich your studies with case study analysis, lectures from guest speakers and fieldwork
Use our resources and facilities, and study Portsmouth's diverse marine environments, wildlife, urban development and maritime heritage.
Share your journey with students from a diverse range of backgrounds
Careers and opportunities
Once you've completed this course, you'll be well positioned for a career in marine resource policy, the use or development of maritime resources, or the conservation of natural resources of coasts and oceans.

You can expect to find job opportunities within:

Government agencies
Environmental consultancies
Observational or research institutions concerned with resource 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.

​What you'll study
Each unit on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In each year, you need to study units worth a total of 180 credits. For example, 4 units worth 30 credits and 1 unit worth 60 credits.

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Year 1
Changes to course content
We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.

Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional units may not run every year. If a unit doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative unit.

Work experience and career planning
We'll give you all the help you need to find internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.

Most importantly, once you've finished the course, you can use our Careers and Employability service for up to 5 years, to help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the marine resources industry.

Learning support
As well as support by faculty teaching staff and your personal tutor, you can use the University’s Academic Skills Unit (ASK).

ASK provides one-to-one support in areas such as:

academic writing
note taking
time management
critical thinking
presentation skills
referencing
working in groups
revision, memory and exam techniques
Teaching
Teaching on this course include:

lectures
tutorials
laboratory work
How you'll spend your time
Each academic year is divided into 2 teaching blocks and 2 assessment periods:

September to December – teaching block 1
January – assessment period 1
January to mid-May – teaching block 2 (includes Easter break)
Mid-May to early June – assessment period 2
Most teaching takes place during the day, on Thursdays, Fridays and very occasionally on Saturdays. You may occasionally need to go to University and course events in the evenings and at weekends.

How you're assessed
You'll be assessed through:

preparation of web pages
poster and oral presentations
projects reports
literature reviews
essays

MSc

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