Ulster University

Ulster University

Coastal Zone Management

The course provides an understanding of the relevant science and the human activities that affect the coast as a basis for development of management approaches; the programme is aimed at physical sciences and life sciences graduates, and also those who have demonstrable past or current coastal management responsibilities; case studies are used to provide examples of coastal management issues and responses at local to international level and in both coastal land areas and coastal waters; students who progress to the Master's element carry out a research project on a topic related to coastal management which draws upon the material covered in the taught diploma modules.

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd class honours degree in an appropriate subject or combination of subjects (e.g. environmental science, geography, oceanography, chemistry, biology); or a degree in an appropriate subject, or a recognised professional qualification of equivalent standard, plus at least 5 years relevant work experience; or a qualification deemed to be equivalent to the above; candidates who obtain an overall summary mark of 50 percent or more in the postgraduate diploma, may proceed to study for an master's degree.

Course modules

PgDip modules: Environmental data analysis; management of coastal water resources; geography and management of coastal land resources; environmental impact assessment. Masters only: Coastal zone management project.

Sponsorship information



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning - 3 years
PgDip Distance learning - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Online/Distance Learning

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