Ulster University

Ulster University

Marine Spatial Planning

This course is designed to provide an advanced education in the principles and practice of marine spatial planning. Graduates of the course are expected to have a broad overview of the management of the marine and coastal resources and allied fields of integrated coastal zone management. The award is intended to provide students with an appreciation of the scientific basis underpinning the management of coastal land and water resources and to enable those successfully completing the course to operate at a professional level in the emerging field of marine governance, planning and management.

Entry requirements

Entry to the PgDip: You must hold a degree in a science or spatial planning related subject or demonstrate your ability to undertake the course through the accreditation of prior experiential learning. Entry to the MSc: You initially register for the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) and if you complete the PgDip with an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher can proceed to the MSc programme.

Assessment methods

Assessment is 100 per cent by course work (no sessional examinations); a mixture of methods including practical reports, problem analysis, projects, literature reviews and essays, class tests, group work and a research project. Students are able to use the University's extensive online resources of electronic journals, books and databases.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning September 2016 - 3 years
MSc Distance learning January 2017 - 3 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 - 2 years
PgDip Distance learning January 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Coleraine Campus Coleraine BT52 1SA Northern Ireland

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