Protecting the marine environment


Protection of the Marine Environment offers students the opportunity to examine the state of the global ocean and coastal zone, with an emphasis on the effects of maritime activity.  In particular, students study the physical and biological nature of the ocean, its sensitivity to mankind’s marine activity, requirements and techniques for oceanic protection and current, probable future risks, including the role of sustainable maritime development.

Includes lectures in
  • Green ship technology
  • Ballast water
  • Marine protected areas
  • Risk applied legislation and regulation
  • Ocean and coastal zone protection
  • Dredging and harbour maintenance
Key skills learned
  • Express a systematic understanding of the key environmental risks posed by and current within the maritime sector
  • Describe, debate and critically analyse the current legislative and marine spatial planning framework
  • Apply current marine legislation and regulation to complex maritime change scenarios
  • Evaluate methodologies for solving environmental issues and creatively apply theories, models and solutions in a management context



13 weeks part-time study


30 transferable credits at academic level 7


Coursework only.