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ZO5809: MARINE CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT (2022-2023)

Last modified: 16 Jun 2022 10:15


Course Overview

Effective engagement with conservation of marine biodiversity requires an open mind, creativity, patience and an appreciation of shared learning.  This course is structured to help you develop those essential skills while building your understanding of current issues in marine conservation and how conservation professionals engage with these issues.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Joanna Kershaw
  • Dr Philip Smith

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Conservation of marine biodiversity depends upon a sound understanding of science and policy, and the ability to effectively engage with stakeholder communities. Graduates working in this field require an open mind, creativity, and the ability to learn and problem solve independently and in groups. The course has been designed to use a blended approach to understand marine conservation management, the types of management interventions implemented and the science underpinning these measures. The success of these interventions depends crucially upon good problem solving skills and an ability to work with diverse stakeholders. In preparation for this, this course places a strong emphasis on directed self-learning and discussion sessions with your peers and course team, underpinned by knowledge gained through directed reading, on-line lectures and analysis of case studies.

Your experience of the course will therefore benefit from a sound background of current marine conservation issues and recent research. You are therefore strongly encouraged to use all opportunities to follow news channels, social media and key scientific journals to explore current marine conservation issues and emerging scientific findings.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 3 Seminars during University week32
  • 2 Seminars during University weeks 33 - 35, 39 - 40

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Participation in Stakeholder Workshop

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
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Blogs

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
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Written response to marine conservation consultation document

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed element(s)

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