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Marine Planning for Sustainable Development

Heriot-Watt University

Venues

Orkney Campus

Content

Marine planning, including spatial planning, is a fast developing discipline of global interest with excellent employment prospects. Ambition to create jobs and growth in the ‘Blue Economy’ is made real by new technologies giving access to the wealth of resources in the oceans and seas. New approaches are needed to govern the interactions among marine industries while maintaining the aspiration for healthy seas and the conservation of ecosystems. Adaptation to the effects of climate change adds to the importance of marine planning as an essential tool in marine management.

The MSc in Marine Planning for Sustainable Development is based at the Orkney Campus but is available also at the Edinburgh Campus. Orkney is a global centre for marine energy research and development. A unique concentration of marine expertise and activity provides students with unparalleled access to key participants in the sustainable development and planning of marine industries.

You can exit at the end of 21 months with PgDip Marine Planning for Sustainable Development

Entry Requirements

For MSc level entry, students must hold a good degree in or a relevant discipline (e.g. life sciences, environmental studies, biodiversity, conservation, marine biology) from a UK or Overseas University. In addition to the academic qualifications, motivation, industrial experience and personality are taken into consideration.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Postgraduate Master's

Award

MSc

Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

24 months

Faculty

School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society

Department

Life Sciences

SCQF Level

11

Website

www.hw.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Agriculture

Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services

Forestry

Work with Animals