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  • Objectives
    The aim of this Postgraduate Diploma/MSc programme is to provide advanced training across the range of subjects involved in contemporary 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 from around the world 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. Those students who progress to the MSc element will carry out a research project on a topic related to Coastal Management which will draw upon the material covered in the taught Postgraduate Diploma modules.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Conditions The minimum requirement for entry into the PGDip/MSc in Coastal Zone Management is either a good second class honours degree in an environmental/biological/related subject or an equivalent relevant professional qualification and at least three years work experience. Exceptionally, candidates who do not satisfy these requirements may be admitted by virtue of professional achievement and related work experience.
  • Academic Title
    Postgraduate Diploma/MSc Coastal Zone Management
  • Course description
    Duration and Mode of Attendance

    There are four modules for the PGDip (120 credit points) covering:
    2) Management of Coastal Water Resources
    3) Management of Coastal Land Resources
    4) Assessment and Minimisation of Environmental Impacts
    5) Environmental Data Analysis.


    The MSc requires successful completion of the PGDip plus a further research project module (60 credit points). Each module runs sequentially, with one module per semester (no summer semester modules). The research project for the MSc is normally completed directly after successful completion of the PGDip.

    The course is part-time and is offered entirely via the internet. This widens access for students who would otherwise be unable to engage in postgraduate study and gives them flexibility in terms of time, location and workload.

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