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Water and Coastal Management

Course Description

This degree will provide skills and knowledge which are urgently required throughout post-accession Europe to meet European Union standards for water and coastal management. It requires all students (and many of the lecturers) to travel within Europe. The programme is taught in English.

This programme aims to provide a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the scientific, political and socio-economic basis of water and coastal management as well as to develop the skills necessary to work within this field. It will be taught at two centres (home and host) and will include a wide range of lecturers from universities across Europe who will travel to the host university. The qualification obtained will be recognised throughout Europe.

The first term will be spent in Plymouth (your home institute) studying core modules which focus on coastal science and management as well as skills for research. In the second term you will travel to the University of Cadiz in Spain. Modules will be taught in English and will cover freshwater, coastal and general environmental management. European students may apply for financial support from ERASMUS for the time spent overseas.

The third term will be spent in either the University of Algarve or University of Bergen undertaking your research dissertation.

Visit the Water and Coastal Management page on the Plymouth University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Plymouth University graduates - Automatic Postgraduate Bursaries - 20+ Awards

This award is available for:Graduates of the University of Plymouth assessed as Home or EU.
Enrolled on a full-time taught postgraduate programme on which a postgraduate fee is charged and no student loan is available.
Where the student is self-funded.
Where the student is part funded/sponsored the discount will apply to the self funded element of the tuition fee only.Please note:The award is not available from postgraduate to postgraduate programmes.
The following programmes are not covered by this postgraduate discount: PGCE programmes and Graduate Diploma in Architecture.
The award of 10% off the fees is only redeemable once, within the first year of the programme.

Value of Scholarship(s)



A 10% alumni discretionary award is available in all faculties for Home and EU graduates.

Application Procedure

Automatic scholorship.Contact [email protected]

Further Information


Entry Requirements

A good Honours degree in science or engineering; or equivalent; applicants without recent formal qualifications may be acceptable; overseas students; IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

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