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Course Overview

Maritime Spatial Planning is a new, emerging area of regulation and policy development. It affects all seas, coasts and oceans. It concerns all activities in, under and related to the sea.  The United Kingdom and Scotland are advanced in their introduction of a planning and plan making and the EU is in the process of approving a Directive on Maritime Spatial Planning. The course considers the international, EU and national support for spatial planning of the seas, with a focus on Scotland and the UK. Students have the opportunity to research a jurisdiction of their choice for the essay.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Ms Anne-Michelle Slater

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Law (LS) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Introduction The theory of spatial planning regulation; The International and European context; Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 Marine Planning Nature conservation and the ecosystem approach Integrated coastal zone management and the relationship between terrestrial and marine planning Student presentations Revision

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed


Contact Teaching Time

28 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


First 1st Attempt: 1 three hour examination (70%) and continuous assessment (30%) Re-sit Attempt: 1 three hour examination (100%)

Formative Assessment




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