FdSc Marine Ecology and Conservation
Year One (Level 4)
• Study and Research Skills.
• Introductory Marine Ecology.
• Principles of Marine Animal Ecology and Behaviour.
• Marine Environmental Science.
• Environmental Marine Animal Physiology.
• Work Based Learning
Year Two (Level 5)
• Zoology of Marine Invertebrates.
• Zoology of Marine Vertebrates.
• Coastal Processes and Geomorphology (Option Unit).
• Marine and Coastal Conservation.
• Aquaculture Health and Welfare (Option Unit).
• Field Study Tour (Option Unit).
• Specialist Research Project.
120 UCAS tariff points. Normally one A Level in a Biological /Environmental Science or Geography, or an average pass at Level 3 Extended Diploma (previously National Diploma) in Animal Management or Countryside Management.
GCSEs in Maths, English (grade C or above) are required. Mature entry is actively encouraged and relevant work experience will be considered in place of formal qualifications, but Acess to HE courses in Science are highly recommended.
International students required to meet IELTS (Academic) 6.0 or above (with minimum 5.5 in each component)
Students can progress to a BSc (Hons) Marine Ecology and Conservation top-up course at Bournemouth University, that is also partly taught at Kingston Maurward
This qualification offers excellent employment opportunities in the areas of marine conservation organisations, aquaria, fish health and disease, and marine conservation education. Graduates have progessed onto postgraduate study at Master’s level with Bournemouth University, as well as key roles with local and national organisations such as Dorset Wildlife Trust and RSPB.