Module Code

MLA707

Title

Coastal zone management

Overview

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.

Language

English

Duration

16 weeks part-time study

Credits

30 transferable credits at academic level 7

Assessment

Coursework only. Multiple-choice quiz, reflective essay and exercises