University Marine Biological Station Millport
Coastal Zone Management
Graduate or Continuing Professional Development course
21–28 July 2013 (including days of arrival and departure)
This course is an intensive introduction to the principles and practices of coastal zone management, with specific reference to coastal zone issues in the UK, and in particular in Scotland. It is pitched at immediate postgraduate or Masters student level, but is also intended as a continuing professional development course suitable for professional environmental managers and consultants. It will also be suitable as a final year undergraduate module for specialist students, or as a continuing education course for others with relevant interests.
Marine Mammal & Turtle Biology
Undergraduate/Graduate course, open to all
Group 1: 3–13 July 2013
Group 2: 7–17 July 2013
This course is intended both to provide students with a broad knowledge and understanding of marine mammals and turtles, and to use these charismatic large animals to illustrate concepts of marine ecology and animal behaviour. Taught during the summer vacation at UMBSM and on the Isle of Mull, it is pitched at final year undergraduate level. However, it is also accessible to students who have a strong personal interest in marine biology. It would also be valuable as the basis for a masters-level course, especially for students with no prior knowledge of large marine vertebrates.
20 credits at SCOTCAT Level 1
This course teaches the basic principles that govern life in the ocean and provides an introduction to the variety of marine environments found throughout the World. The course is taught via the internet for 11 weeks, followed by a 1 week residential field course at the University Marine Biological Station Millport, Isle of Cumbrae.