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Course Overview

Students explore science, policy and management issues relevant to the sustainable management of marine resources through individual- and group-based research.

The course uses a problem-based learning approach which increases enthusiasm, promotes deeper learning and improves abilities in team working.

Students enhance critical thinking skills by analysing quantitative data relevant to managing the impacts of human activities on marine resources.

Guest lectures provide opportunities to network with professionals working with marine resources.

Assessment is based on oral presentations, a briefing note and final report, all of which help students to develop communication skills relevant to the workplace.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Tara Marshall

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

  • One of Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied) or BSc Biology or BSc Conservation Biology or BSc Plant Biology or BSc Zoology or BSc Animal Ecology (Studied) or BSc Marine Biology (Studied) or Bachelor Of Science In Animal Behaviour And Welfare or BSc Animal Behaviour or BSc Behavioural Biology or MSci Biological Sciences or BSc Biological Sciences (Honours) or Bachelor Of Science In Environmental And Forest Management or BSc Ecology or BSc Wildlife Management or BSc Forestry or BSc Forest Sciences or BSc Environmental Science or BSc Environmental Science (Physical Sci)
  • One of Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied) or ZO3010 Animal Evolution and Biodiversity (Passed) or ZO3011 Animal Evolution and Biodiversity (Passed) or ZO3303 Animal Population Ecology (Passed) or ZO3304 Marine Ecology and Ecosystems (Passed) or ZO3305 Animal Population Ecology (Passed) or ZO3306 Marine Ecology and Ecosystems (Passed) or ZO3307 Animal Population Ecology (Passed) or ZO3508 Marine Ecology and Ecosystems (Passed) or ZO3809 Aquatic Biology, Conservation & Exploitation (Passed) or ZO3811 Applied Marine Biology, Fisheries and Aquaculture (Passed) or ZO3812 Applied Marine Biology, Fisheries and Aquaculture (Passed)
  • Either Any Postgraduate Programme or Programme Level 4

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This course has three key objectives:

  • to draw upon recent research that aims to improve our understanding of the sustainable management of commercial fisheries and marine mammals.
  • to understand how quantitative data are incorporated into the management frameworks that have been developed to manage direct and indirect effects of human activities.
  • to encourage students to work in small groups to investigate a current topic relating to marine resource management, and to report group findings in the final weeks of the course.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Practical during University weeks 25 - 28, 25 - 28
  • 2 Seminars during University week25
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 26 - 29
  • 2 s during University weeks 25 - 27

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes

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