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Sustainable Coastal Management, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
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The Sustainable Coastal Management programme from Novia University of Applied Sciences is 2 years and comprises 240 credits *. The programme is meant for students who have already completed at least 2 years of university level studies in a related field (120 credits, for details see general eligibility). These earlier studies will be accredited and included in your degree. 

The studies are completed as full-time studies in Raseborg. The programme is suitable for students who would like to change the field of studies or supplement their existing university degree with a Bachelor Degree in Natural Resources.

Study objectives

The study programme, that is one of the few Bachelor Programmes in Europe focusing on Coastal issues, prepares students for working with issues that actually matters. After completing the programme the students will in particular be able to:

  • Analyse environmental challenges and find constructive solutions to multifaceted environmental problems.
  • Understand human-nature interactions in the context of natural resource management.
  • Conduct planning with the help of Geographic Information Systems.
  • Recognize the potential of the Bioeconomy sector, with particular focus on how new innovation can both contribute to solving environmental challenges and enhance the economy.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • The curriculum is multidisciplinary and explores the links between coastal problems and other challenges that our planet is facing currently such as marine pollution, deforestation, waste water management etc.
  • Active learning and practical training are seen as keys to success for developing self-reflecting and able professionals that can interact in truly multi-cultural teams. The students are responsible for their own learning and in that way they develop entrepreneurial skills and pro-activeness which enables them to easier place themselves on the work market

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • You need an upper secondary school certificate (high school diploma, grade 12 completion certificate, or equivalent document). 
  • If your upper secondary school certificate is not issued in English, Swedish or Finnish you need an authorised translation of the document into English, Swedish or Finnish. 
  • If you are still in grade 12 and will complete upper secondary school  2020 you need to upload your latest mid-reportcard. 
  • If you apply with the following documents: 'Testimonials', 'Statements of Results', 'Examination Results', 'Transcript of Records' or 'Result Slips', please notice that they can be considered valid only if they are sent to Novia UAS by official national or regional body.
  • You need to have good English language skills.  Your language skills will be tested in the entrance examination(s).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

The tuition fees do not concern those who are EU/EEA citizens or their close family members. 

Living costs for Ekenäs

  • 700 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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