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Overview

This course is designed to introduce participants to the appropriate governance and regulation of the marine resource and the coastal zone interface.

Summary

This course introduces participants to the concepts and practices informing the emerging field of marine planning and management. Grounded in an appreciation of sustainable development, it explores the planning, regulation and management of the marine/coastal interface resource from a governance, public policy and transdisciplinary perspective. The course provides participants with a solid appreciation of the complexity of the property rights regime and potential modes of intervention.

This course can be taken individually or combined over a period of time towards a Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development https://www.ulster.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/201718/postgraduate-certificate-of-professional-development-13809

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About this course

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About

This short course introduces participants to the concepts and practices informing the emerging field of marine planning and management. Grounded in an appreciation of sustainable development, it explores the planning, regulation and management of the marine/coastal interface resource from a governance, public policy and transdisciplinary perspective. The course provides participants with a solid appreciation of the complexity of the property rights regime and potential modes of intervention. The marine resource is increasingly recognised as a dynamic environment which comprises a complexity of rights.

This course is designed to introduce participants to debates about the appropriate governance and regulation of the marine resource and the coastal zone interface. It examines the role of forward planning and management of the marine resource as the basis of democratic and informed decision-making involving a diverse range of stakeholders. Contextualising against sustainable resource management and climate change, the course encourages participants to balance environmental, economic and social considerations in order to facilitate sustainable use and development of the marine resource.

Linked programmes

PgDip/MSc Marine Spatial Planning, PgCertPD Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development

Assessment

100% Coursework – (1) Essay demonstrating understanding of Marine Spatial Planning (50%) and (2) Report – preliminary consultancy report based on a Marine Spatial Planning scenario (50%).

Attendance

This course is delivered online for 12 weeks with no on-campus attendance requirements starting 25 September 2017.

Entry requirements

Degree in Science, Spatial Planning related area or other relevant discipline.

English Language Requirements

International applicants whose first language is not English must meet the minimum English entrance requirements of the University, which is a minimum acceptable score for the British Council IELTS of 6.0 (with no contributing band of less than 5.5) or equivalent.

Start dates

  • 25 September 2017
How to apply

Apply

The following page explains the postgraduate short course application procedure:

http://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/how-to-apply#pgsc

How to apply

Start dates

  • 25 September 2017

Fees and funding

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Prices

Northern Ireland & EU:
£881.70
England, Scotland & Wales:
£881.70
International:
£2,206.50

Fees information

Information about how to pay for a course including different payment options is available at

http://www.ulster.ac.uk/finance/fees/payment_policy_1718.pdf

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

Contact

Email: FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk

Telephone: (+44) 028 9036 6680