Marine and Coastal Tourism (3rd year entry)

UHI North, West and Hebrides


Broadford Campus, Fort William Campus


This unique course, the first of its kind in the UK, focuses on the many uses of the marine resource, how tourism interacts with these and the many challenges of developing sustainable marine and coastal tourism within the wider context of the marine sector and its associated activities.

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

Relevant HND. 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.

Progression Routes

MSc Tourism or MSc Interpretation: Management and Practice.

Start Date





BA Hons

Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)

Course Length

8 years


Business, Leisure and Tourism

SCQF Level


Career Sectors


Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services


Work with Animals