autumn 2022
SVF-3555 Marine Planning - 10 ECTS

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1. Exchange students and Fulbright students: 15 April for the autumn semester.

Type of course

The course is an optional course for students taking a master’s degree in Fisheries and Aquaculture Science. It is also open for single course students with relevant background. The course requires attendance on campus.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree or equivalent in social sciences, economics, biology or a combination of these subjects. An average grade of at least C is required in the bachelor's degree.

Application code: 9371

Course content

The course focuses on marine planning and challenges related to this. Based on theories of marine planning, these challenges will be discussed, especially in relation to fisheries and aquaculture development and activities. The course will offer common practical tools used in marine spatial planning and fisheries management plans.

Objectives of the course

Knowledge and understanding:   

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the key theories and concepts used in marine planning
  • Broad knowledge of the various processes and accompanying tools used in marine planning
  • Basic knowledge of the main effects and challenges in and of marine planning
  • Broad knowledge of the relevant ways to address issues related to fisheries and aquaculture developments through marine planning


  • Can explain and elaborate on the various theories and concepts used in marine planning  
  • Can apply key theories and concepts to understand marine planning and how we can address challenges in marine planning
  • Can critically analyse and discuss, from a social science perspective, challenges in marine planning
  • Through independent work, be able to formulate and examine social scientific issues, as well as give a clear, coherent and academic presentation of these  

General Competency:    

  • Ability to critically reflect on key issues in marine governance    
  • Ability to collaborate, as well as work independently
  • Ability to communicate scientific work   
  • Respect and apply scientific ethics and standards in research
  • Understand the value of social science and multidisciplinary perspectives 

Language of instruction and examination

The language of instruction and all syllabus material is English.

Teaching methods

Lectures, seminars, presentations, case studies and written assignment.

Recommended reading/syllabus

Pensumliste for SVF-3555 Marine planning


Examination: Date: Duration: Grade scale:
Off campus exam 09.11.2022 09:00 (Hand out)
16.11.2022 14:00 (Hand in)
7 Days A–E, fail F

Coursework requirements:

To take an examination, the student must have passed the following coursework requirements:

Four assignments Approved – not approved
Participation in a workshop on marine planning Approved – not approved
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Re-sit examination

There will be a re-sit examination for students that did not pass the previous ordinary examination. The re-sit exam is held in late February or early March. The deadline to sign up in StudentWeb is 15 January. 
  • About the course
  • Campus: Tromsø |
  • ECTS: 10
  • Course code: SVF-3555
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