Master of Science - Marine Studies - Marine Spatial Planning and Management

2 years
9,666 CAD
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
St. John's / Canada
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Program description

The curriculum is designed to give a blend of conceptual/theoretical knowledge and practical applied skills. As a result, students will gain a broad understanding of planning processes as well as the governance, policy/legislative, ecological, social, cultural, and economic aspects of coastal and ocean areas, as well as practical and applied skills for stakeholder engagement, project management, and the use of geospatial technology to support planning efforts. Courses will be arranged throughout the programme to teach theoretical concepts and then investigate real-world examples of their implementation.

Students will take seven core courses, an internship or research project, and one of two optional course options.

Program structure

  • Coastal and Ocean Environmental Policies
  • Introduction to Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management / Marine Spatial Planning
  • Fundamentals of Geospatial Analysis
  • Resource/Natural Environment and Ocean Use Characterization
  • Geospatial Analysis for Marine Spatial Planning
  • Communication and Conflict Resolution in a Technical Environment
  • Project Management in Engineering Technology Environments


  • Tuition — 9,666 CAD

OTHER FEES (REQUIRED) amounts listed are for two semesters

  • Student Services Fee — 100 CAD
  • Students' Union — 140 CAD
  • Recreation Fee — 138 CAD
  • Health Insurance — 523 CAD

Requirements for applicants

Admission to the program is on a limited and competitive basis.

To be considered for admission to the program, an applicant will normally possess a relevant second class or better undergraduate degree from a university of recognized standing.

Applicants who did not complete a baccalaureate or post-graduate degree at a recognized university where English is the primary language of instruction must normally complete either the:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and achieve a paper-based score of 580 (or higher), computer-based score of 237 (or higher), or internet-based score of 92-93 (or higher); or
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and achieve a score of 7 (or higher).
  • Please note that other equivalent tests acceptable to Memorial University’s School of Graduate Studies will also be considered.

About the university

Memorial University has a unique responsibility to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador as the only university in the province. Memorial University was founded as a tribute to the Newfoundlanders who gave their lives in military duty during globe War I and later conflicts. We take inspiration from their efforts to create a better future for our province, our country, and the globe.

Over 115 different nations are represented among Memorial University's 19000+ students. Programs range from the traditional to the cutting edge, and can be found at any of Memorial's five locations or online. Memorial University's worldwide network of nearly 100,000 successful alums enhances the institution's capacity and reputation for leadership in research, teaching, and public engagement. Learn more about Memorial University in this quick read.

Vision, Mission

  • Vision — Memorial University will rise to prominence as one of Canada's and the world's top public institutions of higher learning, and it will honor its commitment to serving the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Mission — When it comes to education, research, scholarship, creative activity, service, and public engagement, Memorial University is committed to being at the forefront of innovation and excellence. International students and scholars are welcomed and supported at Memorial, and the institution's contributions of knowledge and experience are valued on all levels of society.


More than 19,400 students and 3,800 teachers and staff from more than 115 countries study, teach, conduct research, create, and participate in activities at our campuses and other locations. You can attend classes at one of Memorial University's several campuses in Newfoundland and Labrador or anywhere in the world; we also offer 475 courses online.

  • St. John's campus
  • Grenfell Campus
  • Marine Institute
  • Harlow Campus
  • Signal Hill Campus
  • Labrador Campus

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