Delivered via MLA College’s award winning app, this distance learning course allows you to explore the key topics and fundamental principles of marine environmental protection.

The course is a “sustainable” professional development programme assisting your next crucial step in developing an ESG strategy.

This short video introduces you to Professor Steve Fletcher, the course lead, together with an outline of the content.



 Course Content

17 Postgraduate level lecture videos (over 11 hours in total) addressing topics including the drivers of ocean change; global conventions and action plans; marine protected areas and the sustainable blue economy.


 Why study this course?

On completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Express a systematic understanding of the key environmental risks posed by, and current within the maritime sector.
  • Describe, debate and critically analyse the current legislative and marine spatial planning framework.
  • Apply current marine legislation and regulation to complex maritime change scenarios.
  • Evaluate methodologies for solving environmental issues, and creatively apply theories, models and solutions in a management context.



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After payment is cleared, we'll set you up to access the course within one working day. The course can be run online through a browser or on a mobile device through the MLA College App. If you don't have yet the App, please download it from the App Store or Google Play.

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Please note: This course is delivered via MLA College's app; full system requirements to run the app can be found here.

Price stated includes the VAT tax. For European Union purchases, the VAT value will be adjusted at checkout taking into account the buyer's address.

(Incl. 20% tax)