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Marine Biology with Conservation

Cornwall College

UCAS Code: MABC | Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


64 UCAS Tariff points to include at least 48 from A2 level study in scientific subjects

At least 45 credits at level 3 in a scientific subject area

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Maths, Science and English Language at grade C/4-5 We may accept Functional Skills Level 2 in Literacy and Numeracy

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Must contain some science based subjects

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

In a scientific subject

64 UCAS Tariff points to include some science subjects

UCAS Tariff

64

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Marine biology

To us at Cornwall College Newquay, there’s nothing more exciting or enigmatic than our oceans.
With so much still undiscovered, our marine habitats are the last of the wild frontiers left to explore.
And with human impact on our underwater world at an all-time high, now is the crucial time to better understand and protect it.
Our oceans need people who feel a shared desire to get involved with the big issues that we’re facing. To use science to challenge the status quo. To promote progressive change in the people around them through education and positive action.
For over 20 years, Cornwall College Newquay has inspired thousands of students to make that all-important difference, using their passion as a guide.
Our inspirational location has its part to play in our student’s success of course. There’s no better place to study marine life and conservation than in Cornwall, a county intricately linked to the seas around it.
Where else will you find such a wide range of aquatic habitats within walking distance of where you study?
There’s wild and rugged headland, sheltered coves, freshwater streams, saltmarsh and sprawling estuaries. You’ll be living with a Marine Conservation Zone in your back yard. Not to mention, the even wider variety of habitats accessible to you just a short drive away.
This unique location has cultivated a vibrant conservation community to match the surroundings, and your passion for the sea will be in good company.
Students can take their pick of what to get involved in, benefiting from our strong ties with likeminded groups, charities and businesses such as Blue Reef Aquarium, Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust, Newquay Marine Group, British Divers Marine Life Rescue and many more.
It’s these collaborations that give our students an edge. Embedding industry-focused, ground-roots conservation work experience into your programme of study is what makes us tick.
With our focus on the applied nature of foundation degrees; employability and real-world relevance is at the heart of everything we do. Think of it as a considerable emphasis on building practical skills and survey experience, underpinned by a strong academic and scientific core.
In short, ours is a marine-focused degree experience unlike any other in the UK.
The urgent need for passionate scientists who can speak for the ocean and its inhabitants has never been more vital than right now.

Modules

(Note there is some flexibility in order or modules studied, in addition some module titles and content may change.)

First year modules include: Our Ocean Planet; Skills for Scientific Success; Marine Survey Techniques; Fundamentals of Biology; Diversity of Life

Second year modules include: Marine Vertebrate Biology and Conservation; Marine Invertebrates; Marine Biology in Practice; Husbandry and Conservation of Aquatic Organisms; Advanced marine Survey Techniques; Individual Research Project

Assessment methods

Mix of coursework, exam, test and practice

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,950
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£9,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Cornwall College Newquay

Department:

Marine Studies

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