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Global Marine Resource Management (MSc)

Master of Science
Typical Offer
2:2 degree View full entry requirements
1 year
Course Type
Waterfront (National Oceanography Centre Southampton)
Next course starts
September 2024

About this course

Explore the relationship between marine resources and society, with a particular focus on sustainability. You’ll study both in the UK and Hong Kong as you take a holistic approach to the study of the Earth's marine systems and processes. 

The marine environment is the largest ecosystem on our planet. It provides essential ecological services to all living things and a large variety of goods to society. As the resources on land deplete, the proper management of marine resources becomes increasingly important to our long-term sustainability. 

This double award master's degree will give you the opportunity to: 

  • get hands-on training on board our research vessels as you explore the processes operating on marine ecosystems 
  • build a highly competitive, cross-national skillset as you study in the UK and Hong Kong 
  • learn to make scientific, evidence-based recommendations to the public, businesses, and governmental stakeholders 

Studying at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS) and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), you’ll benefit from the expertise of both, as well as access to a wide range of bespoke facilities and international connections.

Upon graduating, you’ll be prepared for a career within private entities, NGOs, and governmental agencies, or for further studies. Find out more about your career options.

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

Course lead

Your programme lead is Dr Charlie Thompson, a Coastal Scientist, Lecturer, and Director of the Channel Coastal Observatory. 

Charlie has research interests in coastal monitoring and sediment dynamics. 

Find out more about her research, publications and supervision. 

Course location

This course is based at Waterfront (National Oceanography Centre Southampton).

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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