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Sustainable Coastal Management, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Ekenäs, Finland
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. The Sustainable Coastal Management programme is offered by the Novia University of Applied Sciences.  


The student will in particular be able to:

  • Compare international trends in environmental management as applied to integrated coastal zone management
  • Understand the interplay of agricultural, industrial, infrastructure and coastal management in the coastal area. Also to visualize how these links may change under any social or environmental change.
  • 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.

The curriculum is multidisciplinary and places equal focus on Environmental and Social Sciences and also explores the links between coastal problems and other challenges that our planet is facing currently such as deforestation, waste water management etc.

The Sustainable Coastal Management programme is offered by the Novia University of Applied Sciences.  

Participatory 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. At the programme students take more responsibility of 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.


The quality management system of the UAS has been found to conform to the Management System Standard ISO 9001:2015. The audit has been conducted by DNV certification Oy/Ab, Finland. The quality assurance system of the UAS has passed the audit conducted by the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC). All Finnish UAS are regulated by the Ministry of Education and Culture. 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Special focus is put on the coastal area and on the Baltic Sea, but the programme also gives a broad environmental understanding that can be useful in several environmental careers. The curriculum consists of courses like Coastal Ecology, Sustainable Coastal Management, Environmental Impact Assessment and Fisheries Resource Management that give a good basis for the students.

During the studies students are involved in project courses like Sustainable Coastal Management and Bioeconomy Innovation. In the project courses, the students get to work with assignments that are given by real clients. For example, students are working with Marine litter inventories for an NGO in Turku and with a fisherman trying to find usage for trash fish whilst addressing the eutrophication in the Baltic Sea.

For more information please visit the programme's website.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

You can apply to a Bachelor’s degree programme if you have completed:

  • the Finnish general upper secondary school syllabus and/or the matriculation examination;
  • an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma;
  • a European Baccalaureate (EB) Diploma;
  • a German Reifeprüfung (RP) Diploma;
  • a Finnish upper secondary vocational qualification with a scope of 120 credit units or an equivalent previous vocational qualification with a minimum scope of 80 credit units;
  • a Finnish post-secondary or higher vocational level diploma;
  • a Finnish upper secondary, further or specialist vocational qualification as a competence-based qualification, or an equivalent previous qualification; or

Tuition Fee

  • International

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

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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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.


Tuition fees for non-EU/EEA students at Novia UAS 2018 will be 6000 € for Bachelor degrees per academic year. There will also be a scholarship system in place for students required to pay the tuition fee. More information about the fees and the scholarship system is available on our website .

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