University of Edinburgh

MSc Marine Systems & Policies


Old College

South Bridge

Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9YL

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MSc Marine Systems & Policies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This programme is unique in Europe and beyond. It embraces a holistic,

interdisciplinary approach to understanding the roles of humans and

their connection to marine ecosystems for survival and prosperity.

This MSc approaches marine systems as an integrated socio-ecological system through focusing on three spheres of marine systems:

* Marine natural systems - exploring diverse scales and functions of key

marine biomes, habitats and species, spanning islands, coasts, estuaries,

continental shelves, polar seas and global oceans.

* Marine policy systems - examining different approaches to marine

spatial planning and governance of marine ecosystems and services,

through formal policies, laws and informal customs and practices.

* Marine built systems – exploring ‘blue growth’ opportunities e.g. the

ingenuity and impact of human built environments in marine settings,

from reshaping coastlines for cities, travel and trade, to the urbanisation

of ocean environments through innovations in energy infrastructure.


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International Student Requirements:

All applicants must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of their English language ability: an undergraduate or masters degree, that was taught and assessed in English in a majority English speaking country as defined by UK Visas and Immigration UKVI list of majority English speaking countries IELTS Academic: total 7.0 (at least 6.0 in each module) TOEFL-iBT: total 100 (at least 20 in each module) PTE(A): total 67 (at least 56 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections; the "Enabling Skills" sections are not considered) CAE and CPE: total 185 (at least 169 in each module) Trinity ISE: ISE III with a pass in all four components Degrees taught and assessed in English must be no more than two and a half years old at the beginning of your degree programme. Language tests must be no more than two years old at the beginning of your degree programme.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 77 EUR

In State Tuition (per year): 13,800 EUR

Out State Tuition (per year): 20,100 EUR

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

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