20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description:  This module will explore the processes occurring within coastal environments both off-shore and on-shore including aspects of societal interaction with these environments and responses to climate change. The topics typically covered  include tides, estuaries, coastal dune systems,cliff erosion and off-shore energy production. It also includes practical elements of data and field based analysis designed to understand coastal processes and monitor changes.  Field work comprises an integral element of this module. The aim of the module is to give you students an appreciation of the variety and multidisciplinarity of the physical geography associated with coastal environments. It will give you the chance to translate new knowledge and new research field and digital skills to problem solve, critically think and suggest sustainable solutions to real world problems. As this module has a residential field class element, you will need to select it by the end of the first Add/Drop period in Semester 1 (i.e., by the end of Week 2). After this point we will close the module to new students, and if you Drop this module at a later date, you might be subject to any cancellation fee we incur.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to students on GEOU programmesDue to the field class element you will need to select the module by the end of the first Add/Drop period in Semester 1 (i.e., by the end of Week 2).

Staff Contact: BATEMAN MARK D
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Problem solving, Fieldwork, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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