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University of St Andrews MSc in Marine Ecosystem Management
University of St Andrews

MSc in Marine Ecosystem Management

Saint Andrews, United Kingdom

1 Years


Full time

26 Jul 2024

Sep 2024

GBP 29,950 *


* overseas / home: £11,680


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.

Course details

The MSc in Marine Ecosystem Management is a one-year taught programme run by the School of Biology. The programme takes a holistic approach to understanding ecosystem function and services and draws on the quantitative and diverse academic expertise within the University's Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI).


  • Modules include intense training in quantitative techniques (for example, statistical modelling and GIS)
  • You might have the exciting opportunity to conduct fieldwork locally as part of a core module and further afield as part of optional field courses (extra cost applicable) on our Antarctica Polar Ecology module or the Scientific Diving module
  • Core modules in marine ecosystem function and management are complemented by a selection of optional modules including marine conservation case study, biologging, population biology, fisheries research, and estimating abundance
  • Stimulating, small class sizes with a focus on student-led, experiential learning.



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