MSc Applied Coastal & Marine Management
University College Cork, Ireland
About This Program
This is a two-part programme, intended to develop a comprehensive understanding of coastal and marine environments subject to multiple human uses and impacts.
Focusing on the science (including the social sciences) of Coastal and Marine management and policy-making today, this MSc in Applied Coastal and Marine Management is designed to develop in its students professional competency to make sound, scientifically-informed, strategic and operational decisions regarding the sustainable governance, use and protection of coastal and marine environments.
Unique Aspects of the Course
Some topics to be covered will include:
Throughout your studies, but especially when undertaking your independent research project, you will be able and encouraged to avail of the specialist equipment for physical geography, as well as GPS and surveying equipment and computer laboratories.
The programme presents a full-time day course of study (Monday to Friday), with delivery through an integrated combination of methods including lectures, seminars and workshops; ‘dry’ and ‘wet’ laboratory work; computer-based exercises; private study; field work (onshore and also at sea); and an independent supervised research project.
Each of the prescribed taught modules will be examined by a written paper and/or continuous assessment. Each candidate progressing to Part II of the programme must submit the research project (GG6514) in an area of Applied Coastal and Marine Management by 4.00pm on the Friday of the third week in September in the academic year of registration for the programme. Independent research projects can be carried out on the main university campus, through the Programme and other linked University Staff.
As part of the development of your thesis, you will be offered placements in the state-of-the-art Beaufort laboratory with direct access to academic and research staff. This should assist you in producing robust research as well as an appreciation of working in an active research environment.
Other commercial and practitioner placements with relevant coastal and marine-focused industries, semi-state bodies and government will be considered, as appropriate to project proposals submitted by students.
Assessment will be through a combination of coursework (including laboratory, computer and field-based work), written exams and submission of the independently-conducted research dissertation should you decide to proceed to Part II of the programme. The proportion of marks assigned to each of these components will vary between modules.
Assessment will be through a combination of coursework (including laboratory, computer and field-based work), written exams and submission of an independently-conducted research dissertation. The proportion of marks assigned to each of these components will vary between modules.
The programme aims to consolidate Cork’s position as a national, European and international hub of expertise in marine and coastal science and management.
The 30-credit Research Dissertation in Applied Coastal and Marine Management will afford you an opportunity to develop in-depth expertise in one or more specialist areas of coastal or marine management, in a scientific, strategic or an operational context, or in a combination of these.
Successful completion of the MSc in Applied Coastal and Marine Management should pave the way for a variety of professional careers in your home country or overseas, in the public, private and non-governmental sectors, including
When you enroll in the Applied Coastal and Marine Management MSc programme of University College Cork, you will be equipped with the tools and knowledge necessary to evaluate and manage the complex, dynamic marine systems in ways that are both sustainable and economically productive. As you will be provided training in applied practical skills, with an emphasis on geospatial techniques relevant to coastal and marine data, you will be able to capture, analyse data for integration and visualisation. The end goal here for generating and managing coastal and marine data is to support scientific enquiry, policy-making and management decision-taking.
Upon successful completion of this programme, you should:
The frame of reference will range from the global to the local, but with particular emphasis on the sustainable development and management of Ireland’s coastal and marine territories and resources.
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The first part of the MSc in Applied Coastal and Marine Management consists of 8 taught modules with a total of 60 credits. Part II is a 30-credit independent research. These courses are a combination of theory, practice and technical skills relevant to the needs of environmentally sustainable coastal and marine governance.
You will be taking the following courses, totaling 90 credits:
PART I (60 Credits)
GG6513 Coastal and Marine Governance (10 Credits)
GG6516 Coastal and Marine Processes (10 Credits)
BL6021 Introduction to Coastal Biology and Marine Ecosystems (5 Credits)
GG6501 Introduction to Geographical Information Systems (5 Credits)
GG6502 Introduction to Remote Sensing (5 Credits)
GG6515 Coastal and Marine Survey Techniques (5 Credits)
GG6512 Coastal and Marine Resource Use Practices (15 Credits)
GG6510 Research Methods (5 Credits)
PART II (30 Credits)
GG6514 Research Dissertation in Applied Coastal and Marine Management (30 Credits)
Course Code : CKE39
College : Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Duration : One year
Qualifications Level : NFQ Level 9
All fees listed below are in Euros (€).
Total Cost - International Fees
Medicover Standard (O'Driscoll O'Neil Insurance)
The above figures represent what UCC expects will be your reasonable international fees. Other fees may not have been included (e.g. living expenses).
As expenses are subject to change, the above figures may be changed at any time without notice by UCC. Please check with your IVC-assigned Visa Counselor or Documentation Officer periodically for any changes.
When estimating your cost of living for an academic year, i.e., one nine-month period from September to May inclusive, include rent, weekly supermarket shopping, some meals on campus, electricity bills, heating bills, refuse bills, parking fees, mobile phone expenses, travel, clothing, snacks on campus, socialising, health, books and materials.
Intake Dates :
The next intake date is 11-September-2017.
IVC however, will be accepting application only until FEBRUARY 28, 2017. This 7-month preparation period includes:
Make sure you apply early! We allow two months to coordinate with the university, arrange accommodation and insurance. The next five months is reserved for the visa application process.
Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations of University College Cork. As an international student, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:
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The programme Director and/or Programme Board must approve candidates. The number of places is limited and selection will be based on academic achievement, relevant work experience and a personal statement.
Your English certificate must be up to date which means it should be less than two years old.
You are required to complete a full application for the program AND satisfy all other entry criteria as required by the program team and provide such evidence as required by the university, including, but not limited to:
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