Taught course

Coastal Zone Management

Ulster University · School of Geography and Environmental Sciences

Entry requirements

Entry to the PgDip:
You must hold an honours degree in a science or other suitable discipline or demonstrate your ability to undertake the course through the accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL).

Entry to the MSc:
You initially register for the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) and if you complete the PgDip with an overall mark of 50% or higher you can then proceed to the MSc programme.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Why consider Coastal Zone Management at Ulster University in the United Kingdom?

With the introduction of the Marine Bill in Europe and other significant legislative developments world-wide, evaluation and management of coastal areas and the need for compliance with legislation has come to the fore in recent years. This PgDip/MSc course, offered through fully online distance learning, offers exciting opportunities to develop advanced skills in the range of subjects involved in contemporary coastal zone management. It encourages the development of a deep understanding of the relevant science and human activities that affect the coast and uses this understanding as a basis for devising management approaches to complex, real-life coastal issues. The course is aimed at both physical sciences and life sciences graduates, and also at those who have demonstrable past or current coastal management responsibilities in their working lives.

Information for international students

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24 months


distance learning
36 months

Course contact details

Professor Andrew Cooper
+44 (0) 28 7012 4159