Animal Conservation and Welfare


Course Title: BSc (Hons) Marine Ecology & Conservation TOP UP
Course Code: AC064a

Kingston Maurward College  has developed this Top Up course for students on the FdSc Marine Ecology and Conservation in conjunction with Bournemouth University to provide a progression route to Level 6 in this field. The course is offered by Bournemouth University but will be partly delivered by staff at the Kingston Maurward campus.

Students will have the opportunity to study key specialist subjects with familiar staff and surroundings at KMC, but also for part of their studies they will have access to the expertise and facilities of staff at Bournemouth University for other key subjects. This is an exciting development to provide a marine based Top Up route for students on the foundation degree and will allow students to retain study in the familiar environment of the college but also opportunities to work with leading scientists from our partner HEI at Bournemouth.

Students will be able to access BU facilities such as learning resources, student support, SUBU and finance and careers advice. Study at Kingston Maurward will be 1 fixed day per week. Study at BU will be a range of regular lecture and seminar sessions, plus project supervision appointments.



BSc (Hons) Marine Ecology and Conservation

Course Content

Independent Research Project (BU) 40 credits

Marine Mammal Ecology and Behaviour (KMC) 20 credit

Marine Field Study Techniques (KMC) 20 credits

Marine Conservation (BU) 20 credits

Advanced Environmental Law and Management (BU) 20 credits

Entry Requirements

Entry to this one year Top Up programme is through completion of a Foundation Degree in Marine Ecology and Conservation at Pass grade.

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.0 (Academic) with minimum 5.5 in each component or above. For more information check out the international entry requirements page.