An MSc in Tropical Coastal Management from Newcastle University equips graduates with the interdisciplinary skills necessary to address the management challenges associated with one of the most complex and dynamic frontiers of study on the planet – the coastal zone. Much more than a degree in tropical ecology, the MSc programme provides extensive training, combining environmental research skills from both the natural and social sciences; including environmental economics, coastal governance, GIS, project management and much more; plus the opportunity to interact with leading experts from around the world
• One of only a very few MSc courses that address the current and future environmental and socio-economic challenges in the tropics.
• Taught in a world-renowned hub for tropical coastal research.
• Tailored to equip students with multidisciplinary skills and interdisciplinary approaches.
Graduates with tropical work experience and a passion for working in tropical countries, existing coastal managers that require advanced training, professionals working for government agencies, or consultants looking to specialise.
What is the degree and assessment structure?
The taught part of this MSc programme runs from September-March and involves lectures, seminars, workshops, fieldtrips, individual and group assignments. April to August is reserved for MSc research projects that may take place as far away as Papua New Guinea to as close to home as the Northumberland coast.
Our MSc boasts a long list of successful graduates working in senior positions all over the world. Examples include: government and international agencies; consultancies; non-governmental organisations (NGOs), research and training institutes.and universities.