Degree Level


Course Title: BSc (Hons) Degree in Marine Ecology and Conservation
Course Code: AC064

Department: Degree Level
Course Type: Full time

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 full BU students able to access all 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 credits
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. Bournemouth University are happy to accept applications from other similar foundation degrees nationally in marine studies and animal management.

Next Steps

Those interested in access this course need to complete the FdSc Marine Ecology and Conservation at Kingston Maurward first. Those progressing from this course need to apply through UCAS to Bournemouth University.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate in Marine Ecology and Conservation there are opportunities to work in the UK and abroad with both conservation organisations and commercial marine industries. For further information on the destinations of graduates of BU please visit them at

Dates & Fees

Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Mode of Attendance Days of the Week No of sessions
03-Oct-20 01-Aug-21 9.15 a.m. 4.45 p.m. Full time Thu 3
Total Fee Full Cost Total Fee 19-23 Total Fee 24+

Additional Costs

Students will need to allow for travel to Bournemouth University campus, either by car or public transport. There may be some additional costs for day visits such as boat surveys.

Location & Contact Details


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Course Helpline 01305 215215

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Materials Required

Advanced Marine Field Work will involve outside survey work and students will need to be prepared for all weather conditions with suitable outdoor footwear and clothing.


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