This course aims to provide knowledge and practical understanding of the scientific basis for management of coastal water resources.
The course introduces the physical, ecological cultural and socio-economic characteristics of coastal water resources (estuaries, lagoons, reefs, inner shelf environments). It investigates the temporal and spatial variation in these resources and assesses contemporary patterns of human use in this context. Contemporary approaches to coastal water resource management are introduced and discussed.
This course can be taken individually or combined over a period of time towards a Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development.
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This course aims to provide knowledge and practical understanding of the scientific basis for management of coastal water resources. It also aims to examine and contrast different approaches to management of coastal waters. The course introduces the physical, ecological cultural and socio-economic characteristics of coastal water resources (estuaries, lagoons, reefs, inner shelf environments). It investigates the temporal and spatial variation in these resources and assesses contemporary patterns of human use in this context. Contemporary approaches to coastal water resource management are introduced and discussed.
This course is ideal for those already working in the environmental field or those wishing to pursue a career in this area as it fulfils the demand for trained personnel in the environmental regulatory agencies, in companies subject to regulation, and in companies involved in providing support services such as monitoring and consultancy.
Linked programmesPgDip/MSc Coastal Zone Management, PgDip/MSc Marine Spatial Planning, PgCertPD Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development,
100% Coursework - (1)Written report (5000 words) discussing the spatial scales at which water resource management can operate. It seeks to encourage participants to think about the different scales of interaction between humans and the natural environment and to promote an understanding of practical approaches to the problem (50%) and (2) Integrative report (5000 words) reviewing a range of impacts on a coastal water body (50%).
This course is delivered online for 12 weeks with no on-campus attendance requirements starting 27 January 2020.
The University employs over 1,000 suitably qualified and experienced academic staff - 59% have PhDs in their subject field and many have professional body recognition.
Courses are taught by staff who are Professors (25%), Readers, Senior Lecturers (18%) or Lecturers (57%).
We require most academic staff to be qualified to teach in higher education: 82% hold either Postgraduate Certificates in Higher Education Practice or higher. Most academic staff (81%) are accredited fellows of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) - the university sector professional body for teaching and learning. Many academic and technical staff hold other professional body designations related to their subject or scholarly practice.
The profiles of many academic staff can be found on the University’s departmental websites and give a detailed insight into the range of staffing and expertise. The precise staffing for a course will depend on the department(s) involved and the availability and management of staff. This is subject to change annually and is confirmed in the timetable issued at the start of the course.
Occasionally, teaching may be supplemented by suitably qualified part-time staff (usually qualified researchers) and specialist guest lecturers. In these cases, all staff are inducted, mostly through our staff development programme ‘First Steps to Teaching’. In some cases, usually for provision in one of our out-centres, Recognised University Teachers are involved, supported by the University in suitable professional development for teaching.
Figures correct for academic year 2019-2020.
Degree in science or other relevant discipline.
English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the minimum English entrance requirements of the University and will need to provide recent evidence of this (certified within the last two years).
Most of our courses require a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score under 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement.
Please see details of the English language qualifications and certificates we can accept - https://www.ulster.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/177404/Other-english-language-tests-and-qualifications-2017.pdf
International applicants will also require a short-term study visa. Further information is available at https://www.ulster.ac.uk/international/visa-immigration
- 27 January 2020
Figures correct for academic year 2019-2020.
ApplyHow to apply
The following page explains the postgraduate short course application procedure:
https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/how-to-apply/short-courses (choose postgraduate short courses)
- 27 January 2020
Fees and funding
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Scholarships, awards and prizes
Fee waivers may be available to those who meet the eligibility criteria. More information is available from FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk
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