MSc Integrated Coastal Zone

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MSc Integrated Coastal Zone
Management

The Coastal Zone


The world’s diverse coastal environments are threatened by the
extraordinary challenges of human resource exploitation,
infrastructure development and climate change


Following the United Nations Conference on Environment and
Development (Rio, 1992) there has been increasing awareness
that the coastal zone requires active planning and management
to ensure the sustainable development of the environments,
and the mitigation of past practices


In June 2007, the European Commission identified priority
themes for the further promotion of ICZM, which included a
coherent, cross
-
sectoral territorial approach and a
comprehensive risk reduction and adaptation strategy
(COM(2007) 308)

Why Undertake the MSc?


There is a growing realisation of the importance of the coastal
zone and the potential for Integrated Coastal Zone Management


European and national governments, Local Authorities, NGOs,
and industry perceive ICZM as a way of ensuring that the coast
continues to be developed sustainably


In the UK, implementation of the EU Water Framework
Directive, and the Assessment and Management of Flood Risks
Directive, will have significant coastal planning implications
and change the T&C Planning system


The Marine & Coastal Access Bill also places coastal planning
and management at the forefront of future coastal
environmental management policy

Why Undertake the MSc?


Most planning practitioners are not
coastal specialists, and so are unaware
of major interactions between the
human and the natural environments,
or how to utilise ICZM to limit resource
conflicts and achieve sustainable
development


With a raft of forthcoming legislation,
this MSc places you in the forefront of
future employment opportunities

Integrated Coastal Zone
Management (ICZM)

Defra describe ICZM as:


an integrated approach towards the many
different interests in both the land and
marine components of the coast


the process of harmonising the different
policies and decision making structures, to
encourage concerted action towards
achieving specific goals

The Competition!


Few courses
compete
directly with
our MSc


None exist
regionally


Each offers its
own specialism

Institution

MSc Course Title

Course Specialism

Newcastle University

Tropical Coastal
Management

Fisheries and aquaculture

Tropical Ecology

Visiting Lecturers

University of Plymouth

European Masters in
Water and Coastal
Management

18 month course

Multi
-
centred teaching
(Plymouth, Algarve,
Bergen and Cadiz)

Coastal and Ocean
Policy

Generalised policy based
course

University of Portsmouth

Coastal and Marine
Resource Management

RICS accredited

Tropical coastal subjects

University of Sussex

Coastal and Estuarine
Management

Physical Geography

Employability Skills

University of Ulster

Coastal Zone
Management

24/36 month PT course

Distance Learning

University of Hull

Estuarine and Coastal
Science and
Management

Marine Biology

Pollution Control

Fisheries Management

The Competition!

Ours specialises in:


EU Coastal Zone
Policy Framework


Forthcoming UK
coastal legislation


Implementation of
Planning Law


Energy Resource
Exploitation


Tropical Ecology


GIS


WBL

Institution

MSc Course Title

Course Specialism

Newcastle University

Tropical Coastal
Management

Fisheries and aquaculture

Tropical Ecology

Visiting Lecturers

University of Plymouth

European Masters in
Water and Coastal
Management

18 month course

Multi
-
centred teaching
(Plymouth, Algarve,
Bergen and Cadiz)

Coastal and Ocean
Policy

Generalised policy based
course

University of Portsmouth

Coastal and Marine
Resource Management

RICS accredited

Tropical coastal subjects

University of Sussex

Coastal and Estuarine
Management

Physical Geography

Employability Skills

University of Ulster

Coastal Zone
Management

24/36 month PT course

Distance Learning

University of Hull

Estuarine and Coastal
Science and
Management

Marine Biology

Pollution Control

Fisheries Management

How You Will Study


Full
-
time students complete the course in one year


Part
-
time students study over a maximum of three
years


Taught modules are delivered over 26 weeks with the
remaining 26 weeks being spent on thesis research



The student may be awarded:


a PG Certificate on completion of 3 prescribed modules


a PG Diploma on completion of 6 prescribed modules


an MSc awarded upon successful completion of the thesis

Potential Postgraduate
Awards

MSc Integrated Coastal Zone
Management


Specified Modules:


Integrated Coastal Zone
Management


Coastal Change and Planning


Flood Management and Water
Resource Issues


Planning Control and
Environmental Protection


Masters Dissertation


Optional Modules (2/4)


Social Applications in GIS


Physical Applications in GIS


Renewable Energy
-

Hydro,
Tidal, Wave & Wind


Tropical Environmental Field
Ecology


Work Based Learning

PG Certificate Structure


Integrated Coastal Zone
Management


Coastal Change and Planning


Flood Management and Water
Resource Issues

PG Diploma Structure


Integrated Coastal Zone
Management


Coastal Change and Planning


Flood Management and Water
Resource Issues


Masters Dissertation

Cost of Study

Approved Fees 2009
-
2010


UK and Full
Time


MSc Degree Courses

£3,390


PG Diploma

£2,262


PG Cert

£1,131


20 Credit Module

£377


PG Scholarship advice:
http://money.glam.ac.uk/bursariesandscholarships/postgraduate/faqs/

Fieldwork and Student
Experience


The provision of fieldwork
forms an important aspect of
the Student Experience


In the majority of modules there
is the opportunity for field
courses based on day
-
long
visits to environmental sites
and industrial locations


Day
-
long visits are an integral
part of the courses, and incur
no additional cost


In several modules, however,
residential foreign field courses
are part of the Student
Experience


These do require an additional
student contribution

Module Title

Field Course Location

(£ in 2008
-
2009)

Length

Integrated
Coastal Zone
Management

Netherlands (£350)

7
-
8 days

Coastal Change
and Planning

Port Eynon, Gower

Cardiff Coastline

1 day

1 day

Flood
Management and
Water Resource
Issues

South Wales locations

2 days

Planning Control
and
Environmental
Protection

Taff’s Well Quarry

Open Cast Quarry Sites

1 day

1 day

Renewable
Energy
-

Hydro,
Tidal, Wave &
Wind

Dinorwig Power Station,
Llanberis

Cefn Croes wind farm

1 day

Tropical
Environmental
Field Ecology

Indonesia (£1,700)

21 days

Integrated Coastal Zone
Management

The module aims:


To develop a critical understanding of the
contribution of economic, legal, socio
-
cultural, planning, management and
environmental factors relevant to CZM


To examine current coastal zone
management philosophies (in the UK, EU and
world
-
wide) and their practical applications

Coastal Change and Planning

The module aims:


To develop a critical understanding of coastal
geomorphological processes and identify how
past/present processes, human development and
interference have produced the present coastline


To examine the ways in which the coast is managed
within the land
-
use planning system


To critically assess the causes and consequences of
future sea level changes with respect to
geomorphological responses and ICZM


To identify potential impacts and threats from
predicted coastal changes, and evaluate how the
land
-
use planning system takes account of coastal
change

Flood Management and Water
Resources Issues

The module aims:


To develop a critical understanding of hydrology’s
influence within a catchment and the
geomorphological responses resulting from the
movement of water


To develop a critical understanding of the controls
on water resources, their management difficulties,
and evaluate management strategies adopted for
catchment responses to hydrological events


To critically assess the importance of climate
change and predicted impacts on hydrology, river
processes and water resources, and relate current
policies to risk assessment and land
-
use planning in
order to manage future change

Planning Control and
Environmental Protection

The module aims:


To introduce the land
-
use planning systems
of Wales with respect to environmental,
resource and hazard management issues


To describe and critically evaluate the
planning system as applied to the control of
minerals working, considering strategic and
environmental interests

Social Applications in GIS

The module aims:


To provide the opportunity for students
to review the use of GIS in a range of
‘social’ applications and acquire a
theoretical or practical depth of
understanding of a selected aspect of
GIS through independent study

Physical Applications in GIS

The module aims:


To provide the opportunity for students
to review the use of GIS in a range of
‘physical’ and environmental
applications and acquire a theoretical
or practical depth of understanding of a
selected aspect of GIS through
independent study

Renewable Energy


Hydro,
Tidal, Wave and Wind

The module aims:


Critically review the facts affecting public
perception and social impacts of renewable energy


Recognise the potential of hydro, tidal, wave and
wind resources in the UK and internationally


Understand the fundamental principles related to
the generation of these renewable energies


Appreciate the factors affecting the selection,
design and operation of the related technology


Evaluate the potential impacts and benefits on the
environmental and economy of these renewable
energies

Tropical Environmental Field
Ecology

The module aims:


To provide an introduction to the study
of a range of major tropical
ecosystems, use various advanced
field techniques and give experience in
the identification of a range of tropical
plant and animal taxa terrestrially and
in the marine environment

Work Based Learning

The module aims:


Undertake a period of 60 hours of work
based learning under the direction of an
employer and an academic supervisor
enabling them to learn and develop in a
working environment


Complete appropriate national occupational
standards in the workplace

Dissertation

The module aims:


To study in depth a relevant topic of choice


To assess and evaluate the value and
relevance of primary and secondary data


To integrate knowledge and skills developed
in previous modules and apply them to novel
and complex situations


To present the project to an appropriate
standard

Entry Qualification


Candidates must be able to satisfy the
general administrative policy of the
University of Glamorgan and the Department
of Science and Sport, which will normally
require a 2ii (Hons) degree qualification in a
suitable related discipline


Those without such qualifications are
considered on an individual basis and a wide
range of prior/equivalent experience may be
taken into account

Career Destinations

Claire Espinasse


MSc in Coastal Conservation and Management in 2003 after
completing my thesis in Indonesia. Now employed as a marine
environmental consultant first in the UK and now in Australia for
RPS Group.

Vicky Swales


MSc in Coastal Conservation and Management in 2003, after
completing a thesis in seagrasses. Now employed by the Welsh
Assembly Government as a Fisheries Policy Officer

Jonathan Austin


MSc Coastal Management and Conservation in 2004 and now
works for the Environment Agency (Wales) as a Development
Control Officer, ensuring that the Agency is consulted on planning
proposals

Stewart Newman


MSc Coastal Conservation 2005, and now works for K
-
Land
Solutions (KDC Contractors) as a Remediation Project Manager
dealing with contaminated land, as a specialist in demolition and
nuclear/radiation waste management.

Any questions?

Dr Simon Jones FRGS FHEA CGeog

sdjones2@glam.ac.uk

01443 654 490

MSc Integrated Coastal Zone
Management