University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Marine Systems and Policies

This programme approaches marine systems as an integrated socio-ecological system through focusing on 3 spheres of marine systems: Marine natural systems; marine policy systems; marine built systems.

Entry requirements

A UK 2.1 1st degree (or its international equivalent) in natural sciences or social sciences. Work and/or volunteer experience reflecting an interest in marine issues is recommended. English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 (with no score lower than 6.0 in each section); TOEFL-iBT total 100 (with no score lower than 20 in each section); a degree from an English speaking university may be accepted in some circumstances.

Course modules

Core courses: Marine systems and policies; marine infrastructure and environmental change; marine field methods in research and practice (international tropical field trip); research project in marine systems and policies. Suggested option courses may include: Energy and society; global environmental politics, and/or global environment and society; human dimensions of environmental change; law of the sea and/or international law of the marine environment; participation in policy and planning; values and the environment: ecosystems services 1 (functions and dynamics); ecosystems services 2 (values and management); principles of environmental sustainability; water resources management; analysing the environment; environmental impact assessment; fundamentals for remote sensing; principles of GIS.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 19,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,335 per Year 1 (England) 36 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,335 per Year 1 (International) 36 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,335 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 36 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,335 per Year 1 (Scotland) 36 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,335 per Year 1 (Wales) 36 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Programme Director
Telephone number: 
0131 650 8636