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Marine Spatial Planning & Coastal Zone Management Programs Online at Ulster University

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The University of Ulster is a modern, forward-looking, progressive and entrepreneurial university located in Northern Ireland. UU was established in 1968 as the New University of Ulster and can trace its roots back to 1845. The university is a major contributor to the Research and Development capacity within Northern Ireland and supports local business and industry.

University of Ulster is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the European University Association, Universities Ireland and Universities UK. University of Ulster is also one of the top 10 of the UK's most popular universities and was shortlisted for the Sunday Times University of the Year award in 2001. UU has an active e-learning platform and conducts several programs via distance delivery.

The university has one of the highest further study and/or employment rates in the UK, with 95% of graduates being in work or undertaking further study six months after they have completed their degree. Of universities 24,000 students, two thirds study full-time, one third part-time.

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Academic Programs


Masters Programs

  • MSc / PG Diploma in Marine Spatial Planning (Online): The award is intended 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.
  • MSc / PG Diploma in Coastal Zone Management (Online): This PgDip/MSc course provides advanced training across the range of subjects involved in contemporary coastal zone management and an understanding of relevant science and human activities that affect the coast as a basis for development of management approaches. It is aimed at physical sciences and life sciences graduates, and those who have demonstrable past or current coastal management responsibilities.

ULSTER Features

The Jordanstown campus is situated seven miles north of Belfast. The grounds lie at the foot of the South Antrim hills, and the land fronting the main entrance slopes down to the shore of Belfast Lough. The campus commands impressive views of the Lough, the Belfast Hills and County Down. Historic Carrickfergus, with its 12th century castle, harbor and modern marina is four miles north of the campus. The proximity of the campus to Belfast is a major attraction for those who choose to live in the city and travel to the campus in private car or via the excellent rail, bus and taxi network.

  • Campus: University of Ulster has four campuses across Northern Ireland: Belfast, Coleraine, Jordanstown (near Belfast) and Magee in Londonderry.
  • Accreditation: University of Ulster is a public university and UK Border Agency (UKBA) highly trusted student sponsor.
  • Career Development Center: The Careers Development Centre is available to offer friendly and impartial help with career planning and personal development. There are regular opportunities to meet employers and professional bodies at fairs, forums, presentations and interviews throughout the year.
  • Links with Employers: Wherever possible the University seeks to offer co-terminus awards; that is programs of study which lead to both an academic award and a professional qualification. A large proportion of the University's undergraduate programs of study include a period of work-based. This activity is supported by the work-based learning unit within the careers service.
  • Personal Development Planning (PDP): As you progress through the University, the PDP system will enable you to collect records of all those experiences and achievements which have contributed to your development. It will provide a resource of experiences to draw on as you apply for work experience, placement, employment and study opportunities.
  • Housing: There are several accommodation options in all the campuses of Ulster like The Cranagh Village with 350 bed spaces (70 apartment style residences), Errigal/Knocklayde (17 houses) and more.

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