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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    West Highland College UHI

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This course focusses on the many uses of the marine resource and how tourism interacts with these.You will consider many aspects including activities, climate and environment, customers and policy from both a UK and international perspective. The degree integrates theory and practice to develop the skills and academic knowledge you will need as a tourism professional working in the marine and coastal sector. This extensive practical programme gives you the opportunity to gain National Governing Body awards in activities including sailing, sea kayaking and SCUBA diving. This is supplemented by a programme of guest speakers, visits to shows and conferences, student expeditions and field courses. You will be ideally placed to get involved in a number of very real local development projects, working alongside and learning from the professionals. We are based in Fort William, the 'Outdoor Capital of the UK', one of the finest UK locations for marine and coastal tourism. The natural heritage and culture of the West Highlands, its coasts and islands, provides our context and settings.

Special features: Strong links with many marine and coastal-based businesses in Scotland and throughout the UK; Applying cutting edge theory and research to the exciting and dynamic tourism sector; Excellent 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; Opportunity to plan and carry out significant expedition, with a discovery and research focus (in 2017 students travelled to the Lofoten Islands, off Norway, and to Iceland in 2018). Be part of a vibrant and active student community of outdoor enthusiasts based in Fort William – within the Outdoor Capital of the UK; You will have access to outstanding facilities set amongst some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK.

Once you have successfully completed this course, you might like to consider careers in: Guiding, coaching and instructing marine and coastal outdoor activities; Work in any of the various aspects of the marine and coastal industry – marinas, marine wildlife tourism, adventure tourism, outdoor education, leading tourist experiences in the UK or internationally; Working in product and strategy development, from company to national level; Setting up your own small business; Driving the change within national tourism boards or government. You can progress from the BA (Hons) Marine and Coastal Tourism to the following university postgraduate course: MSc Interpretation: Management and Practice.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 12,360per year

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Entry requirements

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A level : CC

plus GCSE English and Maths


University information

University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

  • Campus address

    University of the Highlands and Islands, UHI Executive Office, Ness Walk, Inverness, Highland, IV3 5SQ, Scotland

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