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University Centre Sparsholt

Marine Ecology and Conservation

UCAS Code: CF17

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A level

C,E

Two A Level passes, including one at grade C or above in a Science.

Access to HE Diploma

P:45

A satisfactory Pass in a relevant Access course with 45 credits at Level 3, with Science units at Merit.

Appropriate IB certificates considered

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

MMP

We also accept the following City & Guilds Diploma: • C&G Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (1080) - MMP; • C&G Advanced Technical Diploma (720) - MMM

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48

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

**WHY CHOOSE THIS DEGREE?**
- Gain the skills and experience needed for a variety of career opportunities in this growing sector

- Enhance your learning with work placements such as coral research and shark conservation both in the UK and abroad

- Experience the industry in depth by visiting UK and international fish farms, coastal sites and research centres

- Develop wide-reaching skills and knowledge in biological science – from physiology to ecology and evolution

**What will I learn?**
Marine ecology and conservation systems are studied in depth in this programme as you explore the impact of factors such as coastal developments, over-fishing, non-native species and worldwide climate change.
The course includes significant work experience in marine aquaculture, coastal fisheries, marine aquaria and research establishments both at home and abroad.

**Where can I go from here?**
You can progress to the BSc (Hons) Top-up in Marine Biology at the University of Portsmouth, or enter the industry. Sparsholt students now work in national wildlife trusts and marine research.

Modules

YEAR 1
• Intro. to Aquatic Ecology
• Academic Skills including IT
• Marine Conservation Biology
• Introduction to Marine Fisheries Management
• Biodiversity and Evolution or Diving Skills (option unit)
• Introductory Science
• Work Practice
YEAR 2
• Aquatic Ecology and Conservation
• Population and Ecology and Conservation
• Marine Fish Farming
• Marine Organisms and Ecosystems
• Applied Industrial Research including Data Analysis
• Work Practice 2

Assessment methods

Assessment includes coursework (such as practical portfolios, laboratory reports, case studies and essay style assignments) plus formal exams. Research opportunities are also a feature, often enabling data collection within organisations such as the Inshore Fisheries Conservation Authority.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,800
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£9,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Sparsholt offers a College Bursary of up to £750 per annum to all eligible students and an Aim Higher Bursary to £1200 to all students progressing from a Sparsholt Level 3 course to a FdSc or BSc.

Degree students can also apply for a grant to help cover non-travel costs associated with dissertations/ research projects, and subscriptions.

For further details please see our website https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/university-centre/fees-and-funding/.

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Sparsholt

Department:

Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Studies

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