Planit


Marine and Coastal Tourism

University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

Venues

UHI North, West and Hebrides, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

Content

This unique course is the first of its kind in the UK, focusing on the many uses of the marine resource, and how tourism interacts with these. Examples are drawn from both the UK and internationally.

Policies and management strategies to protect the natural capital of our coastal waters and oceans will impact the future of the growing marine and coastal tourism sector, and this BA (Hons) Marine and Coastal Tourism* explores the ways in which effective management of tourism development can have positive impacts on the conservation and restoration of the marine environment and deliver the social and economic benefits to host communities.

Aspects considered throughout the course will include: activity development; response to climate change; environmental and conservation objectives; the role of coastal communities in the development of tourism; management of customer expectations; and behaviours and analysis of marine sector legislation, from both a UK and international perspective.

Entry Requirements

3 Highers at C or above plus English and Maths at National 5. You will be invited for interview.

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

BA Hons

Study Method

Part time (day)

UCAS Code

F7N8

Course Length

8 years

Department

Business, Leisure and Tourism

SCQF Level

10

Website

www.uhi.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Agriculture

Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services

Forestry

Work with Animals