Marine Spatial Planning (Post-graduate Diploma/MSc)

Training Provider(s): 
Ulster University

Provider: Ulster University

Contact: Wes Forsythe, w.forsythe [at]

Sources of additional information: and

Learning objective: To provide students with an appreciation of the scientific basis underpinning the management of coastal land and water resources and to enable those successfully completing the course to operate at a professional level in the emerging field of marine governance, planning and management.

Structure and content: Part-time distance learning course whereby students undertake one module per semester. Students complete four modules for the Diploma, at which point they can choose to continue with a dissertation leading the MSc award. Modules include the management of marine and coastal zones, marine spatial management and research skills.

Target audience: Graduates interested in deepening their skills and qualifications in this area, also professionals in the field seeking to improve their knowledge and gain further recognition for their skills.

Format: Online [Distance Learning]

Type of course: Post-graduate diploma/degree

Number of participants: approximately 18

Costs and conditions for participating: An undergraduate degree in a science or spatial planning related subject or demonstrate your ability to undertake the course through the accreditation of prior experiential learning. English language proficiency. Cost for academic year 2016/17: PgDip - £3,434 for UK, Ireland and EU students, £8,596 for Overseas students; MSc - £5,150 for UK, Ireland and EU students, £12,894 for Overseas students

Duration: 2 years for PgDip and 3 years for MSc

Frequency: Annual

Upcoming dates: September / January

Regions/countries where offered: World wide

Available trainers per region: N/A