An Introduction to Hydrography and the Marine Environment


Your first module of study will introduce you to studying by distance learning at degree level. This module will provide you with an opportunity to revise and enhance your basic level understanding of the physical processes which shape the marine environment, paying due regard to the marine environmental processes which affect hydrography. Additionally, you will practice and gain valuable core skills to enhance your learning, alongside gaining essential skills for studying at a distance using an e-learning environment.

Includes lectures in
  • Introduction to Nautical Charts
  • History of ocean exploration and charting
  • Basic structure of the earth and ocean features
  • Legal aspects of hydrography
  • Introduction to meteorology and oceanography
  • Introduction to tides
Key skills learned
  • Studying at a distance and researching
  • Gather, evaluate and use literature
  • Marine environmental processes affecting hydrography
  • Report writing
  • Self-study and personal planning



8 weeks part-time study


10 transferable credits at academic level 4


Coursework only (Personal Development Portfolio).