FdSc - Marine Ecology and Conservation
Year One (Level 4)
Study and Research Skills.
Introduction to Marine Habitats.
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.
Marine Animal Health and Welfare (Option Unit).
Field Study Tour (Option Unit).
Specialist Research Project.
A minimum of 48 new UCAS tariff points. Normally one A Level in a Biological /Environmental Science or Geography plus other subjects to complete total points, or an average PPP at Level 3 City & Guilds Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (1080) in Animal Management or Countryside Management (or MM in Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (720)). Four GCSEs in Maths, English (grade 4/5 or above) are required. Mature entry is actively encouraged and relevant work experience will be considered in place of formal qualifications, but Access 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.
Dates & Fees
|Start Date||End Date||Start Time||End Time||Mode of Attendance||Days of the Week||No of sessions|
|21-Sep-20||29-Jul-22||9.15 a.m.||4.45 p.m.||Full time||Mon, Tue, Wed|
|Total Fee Full Cost||Total Fee 19-23||Total Fee 24+|
There will be an additional cost towards industry visits and study tours. Study tour at Level 5 estimated cost c£275 Day tours costs c£5-£15 Scuba diving if required c£350 to £400 There are opportunities for other enrichment activities such as Kayaking and ATV driving with reduced course fees as appropriate.
Water proof clothing, sturdy walking boots and wellington boots, laboratory coat and protective overalls/clothing. Students are advised to have a wetsuit, wet shoes and wetsuit glovesfield work may present opportunity for snorkelling.
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