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Course summary

  • A unique programme that places social science perspectives at its centre
  • Examine how environmental sustainability can be achieved while improving social wellbeing and resilience of coastal communities
  • Hosted by our Environment and Sustainability Institute, an interdisciplinary centre leading cutting-edge research into solutions to problems of environmental change
  • Gain practical experience on our low-carbon field course and explore the sustainability dilemmas facing UK coastal communities
  • Delivered by internationally recognised experts in a location surrounded by coastal and marine biodiversity
  • Training in research skills and transdisciplinary methods will prepare you for a wide range of careers in NGOs, conservation and resource management agencies, sustainability consultancy, government, and academic research
To learn more about modules, assessment methods, facilities and our staff research expertise please visit our course page.


See our website for details of the modules available for this programme:

Assessment method

See our module descriptions for details of assessment methods:

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

International applicants

Our International Student Support can help you with what you need to do before you arrive and when you get here as a new international student. They offer ongoing support throughout your studies whether that be setting up a bank account or arranging healthcare. Our Global Chums Buddy Scheme and our Intercultural Cafe provide opportunities to meet staff and connect with students. INTO University of Exeter provide pre-sessional English courses for international students as well as free insessional support. For more information about entry requirements, bursaries and scholarships and how to apply please visit our course page.

Entry requirements

A 2:1 degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. geography, environmental science, marine biology, politics, anthropology) Entry requirements are broad and enable applicants from a range of disciplines. Applications outside these will be considered on a case-by-case basis to enable consideration of other relevant experience. For full information, including English language requirements and international equivalencies, please visit our website:

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

See our website for full details regarding tuition fee and other costings:

Sponsorship information

We invest heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students. This is in addition to the UK Government’s Postgraduate Loan Scheme. For information on how you can fund your postgraduate degree at the University of Exeter, please visit our course page.

Marine and Coastal Sustainability at University of Exeter - UCAS