B.A. On Campus

Marine and Coastal Tourism

The University of the Highlands and Islands

48 months
12360 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


This unique Marine and Coastal Tourism course at The University of the Highlands and Islands, 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 the BA (hons) Marine and Coastal Tourism from The University of the Highlands and Islands explores the ways in which effective management of tourism development can have positive impacts on the conservation and restoration of the marine environment.

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.

Special features

  • Strong links with many marine and coastal-based businesses in Scotland and throughout the UK
  • Apply cutting edge theory and research to the exciting and dynamic tourism sector
  • Excellent, optional work-based placement opportunities around the UK and abroad
  • Integrated practical programme to enhance your skills and experience in marine and coastal activities
  • Possibility to gain instructor qualifications endorsed by National Governing Bodies

Programme Structure

Course include:
  • Archaeology and interpretation
  • Climate change
  • Sustainable tourism and the environment
  • Work placement 3
  • International expedition leadership
  • International marine and coastal tourism
  • Research skills
  • Planning international expeditions
  • Management of the marine resource

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 96 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 3 Scottish Highers at grade C or above OR
  • 2 A levels at grade C or above
  • You will also need to have Standard Grade, National 4/5 or GCSE English and Mathematics, and be able to demonstrate your commitment to marine and coastal activities
  • Applicants with significant industry or activity experience will be considered providing they can demonstrate sufficient academic potential
  • You may be required to attend an interview
  • Successful applicants will be required to complete a PVG Disclosure Check and become PVG Scheme Members in order to undertake this course

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    12360 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12360 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • Eu: £1,820


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