University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Marine Planning and Management

The programme has a modular structure and has been designed to progress from an appreciation of what the challenges and the theoretical, legal and policy contexts for marine planning and management interventions are, to how these challenges are addressed through the application of research and planning tools, and finally to how this understanding can be applied to develop appropriate recommendations and results in a specific area of marine planning and management through a client based project; students explore particular areas of interest and acquire and develop relevant skills through selection of 2 optional modules and the preparation a dissertation; a combination of teaching, learning and assessment methods are employed; lectures, seminars and tutorials are combined with practical sessions (small group project work and field visits).

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree, or above, in a related area is required. Applicants with non traditional qualifications and relevant work experience are also welcomed and will be considered on their individual merits. All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language, qualifications accepted include GCSE English; A-level English; language; IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component); TOEFL iBT 88 or above with minimum scores in components as follows: listening and writing 21, reading 22, speaking 23.

Course modules

Core modules: Marine planning theory and practice; environmental assessment of policies, plans, programmes and projects; geographical information systems; marine planning and management in action; making plans; dissertation Mcd/MA/MSc planning; optional modules: coastal environments: spatial and temporal change; planning practice placement; politics of the environment; theory power and ethics; marine ecology: theory and applications; advanced conservation biology; planning practice placement; politics of the environment; tackling environmental issues.

Assessment methods

A 12-15000 word dissertation; a combination of coursework: Essays; reports; seminar presentations; and examinations; some modules are assessed entirely by coursework.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,950 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Liverpool L3 5PS North West

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