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34 Masters Programs in Coastal and Marine Management

A master’s degree furthers the education of students who have earned an undergraduate degree. A Master in Coastal and Marine Management offers in-depth study of sustainability, natural resources, and management. You may be asking, what is a Master in Coastal and Marine Management? It is an interdisciplinary, international degree in the area of resource management. Most programs emphasize met… Read more

A master’s degree furthers the education of students who have earned an undergraduate degree. A Master in Coastal and Marine Management offers in-depth study of sustainability, natural resources, and management.

You may be asking, what is a Master in Coastal and Marine Management? It is an interdisciplinary, international degree in the area of resource management. Most programs emphasize methods and ideas from sociology, economics, ecology, and business studies. Graduates have knowledge of the valuable and diverse resources of the sea and coast, understand their present condition, and have the expertise and tools to encourage sustainability of marine resources.

There are multiple benefits for those who earn their Masters in Coastal and Marine Management. The degree gives graduates the opportunity to work in many different areas of the world, and they are able to make some major changes. Their work helps to improve the environment and make it a better place for generations to come, and their management skills are beneficial in many areas of life.

There are international programs all over the world for coastal and marine management. Costs can vary quite a bit depending on the school and duration of the program. Research multiple universities and find out from them directly what your financial obligations would be.

A master’s degree in coastal and marine management prepares graduates for high level careers in a variety of areas. These include employment in the scientific and technical realms, mediating and advising in management roles, and implementing new instruments on the territorial coastal and marine field. Graduates are also prepared for consulting positions in ocean energy, environmental restoration, management, marine resources, spatial planning, dredging, and oil.

It is easy to use our database to look for the perfect coastal and marine management program for your needs. Get started with your education right away and begin looking today. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University Centre of the Westfjords
Ísafjörður, Iceland

Master in Coastal and Marine Management is a cross-disciplinary resource management program that focuses on coastal and marine issues and mainly draws...

Master in Coastal and Marine Management is a cross-disciplinary resource management program that focuses on coastal and marine issues and mainly draws... -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
18 - 24 months
English
25 Aug 2022
Campus
 
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Brussels, Belgium

This joint programme combines the expertise of three Belgian universities on aquatic systems. It not only offers you an insight into the complexity of life and processes in ma ... +

This joint programme combines the expertise of three Belgian universities on aquatic systems. It not only offers you an insight into the complexity of life and processes in marine environments and lakes. But it also comprises management, policy, commercial aspects of aquatic ecosystems and law. This combination of disciplines makes it a unique programme in Europe. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
19 Sep 2022
Campus
 
Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand

With the increasing pressures on the marine environment, both in the South Pacific region and worldwide, experts in the conservation and management of marine organisms and eco ... +

With the increasing pressures on the marine environment, both in the South Pacific region and worldwide, experts in the conservation and management of marine organisms and ecosystems are in demand. -
Master Master
Full-time
Part-time
9 - 18 months
English
Jul 2022
Campus
Online
 

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University of Antwerp
Antwerp, Belgium

The 2-year master programme in “Master of Science in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management” (Oceans & Lakes) addresses students with a background in Sciences. Ocean ... +

The 2-year master programme in “Master of Science in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management” (Oceans & Lakes) addresses students with a background in Sciences. Oceans & Lakes is an inter-university programme organized by the Faculty of Sciences of Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB, Free University of Brussels), Universiteit Antwerpen (UAntwerpen, Antwerp University) and Universiteit Gent (UGent, Ghent University). The students are provided with strong fundamental and applied knowledge and prepared for an active role in the scientific research and management of marine and lacustrine systems. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Plymouth
Plymouth, United Kingdom

This MSc programme is taught by the leading experts in the field – we are ranked #1 in the world for the impact of our marine research in support of ocean global sustainabilit ... +

This MSc programme is taught by the leading experts in the field – we are ranked #1 in the world for the impact of our marine research in support of ocean global sustainability goals (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2021). It focuses specifically on marine conservation in practice and is targeted at producing the next generation of ocean guardians with the skill set to address this question. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Université Côte d’Azur (UCA)
Nice, France

Engage in an interdisciplinary and international approach to combine the scientific, economic and social potentials of the Ocean. In a world that is finally beginning to under ... +

Engage in an interdisciplinary and international approach to combine the scientific, economic and social potentials of the Ocean. In a world that is finally beginning to understand the importance of the ocean to our society, it is critical that scientific, economic and societal stakeholders work together. Science seeks to better understand the relationships between marine organisms and their environment, thus facilitating the protection of the ocean by highlighting its value to society. In parallel, our understanding of the marine environment opens up new economic opportunities in the fields of aquaculture, pharmaceuticals, cosmeceuticals, tourism, construction and energy. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
05 Sep 2022
15 Jun 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Bologna
Ravenna, Italy

Water and Coastal Management (WACOMA) provides students with specific competencies and in-depth knowledge of the problems linked to Environmental Analysis and to Environmental ... +

Water and Coastal Management (WACOMA) provides students with specific competencies and in-depth knowledge of the problems linked to Environmental Analysis and to Environmental Management. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Universidad de Cádiz
Puerto Real, Spain

This University Master's Degree provides students with specific training oriented towards the management and handling of the coastline from an integrated and interdisciplinary ... +

This University Master's Degree provides students with specific training oriented towards the management and handling of the coastline from an integrated and interdisciplinary perspective, providing techniques that allow all territories, sectors of activity and groups involved to be included in the management. This methodology, essential to achieve sustainability, allows to deal effectively with complex problems. -
Master
Full-time
9 months
Spanish
Sep 2022
06 Jul 2022
Campus
 
Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana (FUNIBER)
Barcelona, Spain

The Master in Marine Science and Technology is specially designed to meet university graduates of medium or higher degree who, due to their personal characteristics or their e ... +

The Master in Marine Science and Technology is specially designed to meet university graduates of medium or higher degree who, due to their personal characteristics or their experience, may wish for quality training in the field of oceanography and coastal management. -
Master
Part-time
6 months
Online
 
University of Algarve
Faro, Portugal

The Master Course in Ecohydrology aims to create specialists with a transdisciplinary vision of global water issues, including ecosystem functioning, understanding of the pres ... +

The Master Course in Ecohydrology aims to create specialists with a transdisciplinary vision of global water issues, including ecosystem functioning, understanding of the pressures on aquatic ecosystems under global changes, and that are able to develop and to implement sustainable solutions for the restoration of aquatic ecosystems. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong

The MPhil program aims to train postgraduate students to conduct independent research in Marine Environmental Science. Submission and successful defence of a thesis based on o ... +

The MPhil program aims to train postgraduate students to conduct independent research in Marine Environmental Science. Submission and successful defence of a thesis based on original research are required. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
Campus
 
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

The Marine Science (MarS) Program takes advantage of KAUST’s location on the Red Sea, a living laboratory with great potential for exciting science. The program addresses the ... +

The Marine Science (MarS) Program takes advantage of KAUST’s location on the Red Sea, a living laboratory with great potential for exciting science. The program addresses the biology and ecology of the multitude of marine life forms. There is an intentional focus on the local Red Sea system, both as a primary study system and as a system with which general concepts from other marine systems can be compared. -
Master
Full-time
3 semesters
English
Campus
 
University of St Andrews
Saint Andrews, United Kingdom

This MSc provides students with a superior understanding of marine systems, exploring the interconnections between the physical environment, biodiversity and the impacts of hu ... +

This MSc provides students with a superior understanding of marine systems, exploring the interconnections between the physical environment, biodiversity and the impacts of human activities. Taught by leading experts from the Scottish Oceans Institute, it is designed to prepare students for professional careers in research and management. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Saint Petersburg University
Saint Petersburg, Russia

The programme is aimed at training specialists who are capable of independently carrying out theoretical and applied research in ecological, hydro-meteorological, paleogeograp ... +

The programme is aimed at training specialists who are capable of independently carrying out theoretical and applied research in ecological, hydro-meteorological, paleogeographical, landscape, pedological and nature management processes in Polar Regions of the Earth (The Arctic, Antarctic, Permafrost zone and the upland territories). -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
01 Sep 2022
Campus
 
University of Malta
Msida, Malta

This Master’s degree programme on Ocean Governance being offered online by the University of Malta in collaboration with the International Ocean Institute is unique in its app ... +

This Master’s degree programme on Ocean Governance being offered online by the University of Malta in collaboration with the International Ocean Institute is unique in its approach – it aims to forge a knowledge base that is essentially legal but which also delves into the natural and social sciences to determine how an effective regulatory framework should operate. -
MA
Full-time
English
Online