Module Code



Coastal zone management


This module examines maritime activity and its effects in the coastal zone.  Examining the status quo in populated and remote coastal zones it offers students a broad perspective on natural and human impacts on littoral areas, embracing the effects of environmental and climate change, commercial and industrial development, legislative control, tourism and leisure..

Includes lectures in
  • Coastal zone processes
  • Climate and environmental change
  • Applied maritime legislation
  • Tourism and leisure
  • Stakeholder engagement and behaviour

Key skills learned

  • Develop a detailed understanding of appropriate coastal zone processes and analyse the effects of natural and human activity on these processes.
  • Evaluate the legal and regulatory arguments associated with current coastal zone development and protection.
  • Categorise organisational behaviour in the coastal zone to construct a full description of stakeholder engagement and its environmental, social and economic effects.
  • Extrapolate current tourism, leisure or other coastal zone activity to synthesise future pressures and outcomes in this environment.




13 weeks part-time study


30 transferable credits at academic level 7


Coursework only.