Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Coastal Resilience

Gain knowledge and skills to find practical and sustainable solutions to problems arising from coastal zone climate change, development and population growth. - Take up this unique opportunity to study coastal resilience from a trans-Atlantic perspective with semesters in the UK and the USA - Look forward to excellent employment opportunities in areas such as marine and coastal spatial planning, policy making for local/national government, coastal zone management and coastal urban regeneration - Develop extensive practical experience using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) technologies - Benefit from a hands-on and field-based approach to learning This new Masters offers a unique opportunity to study coastal resilience from a trans-Atlantic perspective. ?The programme is jointly taught by LJMU and Southern Connecticut State University so you will benefit from studying coastal resilience in both the UK and the USA.

Entry requirements

Master of Science - MSc (PG): Applications for this programme are managed by Southern Connecticut State University. For further information on how to apply, please email: Southern Connecticut State University Programme Leader: Patrick Heidkamp:

Course modules

You will study a number of modules covering topics such as: Coastal Resilience: Concepts and Practice Coastal Systems: Biophysical and Environmental Aspects Coastal Systems: Socio-cultural Aspects Coastal Hazards: Policy and Practice Environmental GIS and Remote Sensing Research Methods There may be some changes before you start your course. Coastal Systems: Socio-cultural Aspects (12 credits) Coastal Systems: Biophysical and Environmental Aspects (12 credits) Coastal Hazards, Policy and Planning (30 credits) Research Methods and Geospatial Analysis (24 credits) Research Thesis (60 credits) Research Methods (8 credits) Geographic Information Systems (16 credits) Coastal Issues Seminar (6 credits) Coastal Fieldwork Experience (12 credits)

Assessment methods

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic. Assessment is through a combination of unseen/seen examination papers and coursework. This includes portfolios comprising assessments in the form of practical reports, essays, case studies, literature reviews and problem solving exercises. Poster presentations, oral presentations/seminars and the research project thesis are also used to assess knowledge and understanding.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Science - MSc (PG) Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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