Taught course

Marine Spatial Planning

Institution
Ulster University · School of Environmental Sciences
Qualifications
PGDipMSc

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% or higher can proceed to the MSc programme.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The specific objectives of the course are to develop:
  • a thorough understanding of how coasts "work" and inter-relate with the marine environment;
  • the ability to identify, synthesise and analyse the multifarious roles of humans in altering coastal systems and exploiting the marine resource in a sustainable way;
  • a detailed knowledge of integrated coastal zone management approaches and a sound appreciation of emerging marine planning and management initiatives.

To take this course, you will need access to a computer with a fast internet connection. The course uses the Blackboard learning environment and the modules are delivered using online lectures, including practical and tutorial material. Students and staff interact via email, discussion boards, online chat and telephone. You will find that this course is much more flexible than traditional on-campus university courses as you can study using your own computer and the internet, at your own pace, any place and any time (within given timeframes).

Information for international students

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.

Qualification and course duration

PGDip

distance learning
24 PT months

MSc

distance learning
36 PT months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Wes Forsythe
Email
flhsce@ulster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 28 7012 4159