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Cornwall College

Applied Marine Zoology

UCAS Code: 0B4X

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


80 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 56 points must be at A2-level)

45 credits at level 3 in an appropriate subject.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language, Science and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

MMP

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

What is more exciting or enigmatic than the life in our oceans? We still know so little about this alien world which makes up 98% of the living space on our planet, but with technology developing at such a pace more and more discoveries are being made.

It is an exciting time to be involved in any aspect of marine science; a crucial one too, as our impact on the world’s oceans has never been greater.
This honours degree can be studied as a three year programme, or as a one year top-up where you will complete Year 3 only. It has been designed to develop your interest and hone your professional skills to equip you for work in a growing industry. Situated on the beautiful coast of North Cornwall we are perfectly located for fieldwork and we have a strong practical element running through the programme. You will get hands-on experience in using sampling and survey equipment, as well as planning and undertaking marine surveys: from plankton trawls, to underwater video mapping and offshore marine life surveys.

During your studies you will develop your understanding of marine animals; working from cellular processes up to whole organism and ecosystem levels. In Year 1 you will receive a firm grounding in aquatic ecology, marine and biological science as well as developing practical survey skills before moving on to more specialised modules, such as fish ecology and marine vertebrate biology and conservation in your second year. In your final year you will choose from options such as GIS and marine environmental management, monitoring marine ecosystems and marine pollution and ecotoxicology as well as undertaking your own research for your honours project.

Employers expect graduates to be skilled communicators and you will find that coursework takes a variety of formats from scientific reports and posters, to presentations and discussions. In addition most modules have test or exam elements.

Possible careers available with this qualification:

Marine Biologist with an Environmental Organisation
Marine Officer with an Environmental Charity
Marine Science Officer in Expedition Organisation
University Researcher
Marine Technician
Fisheries Officer
Marine Planning Officer
Marine Consultant
Education Officer or Teacher
Marine Biologist with an Environmental Organisation
Marine Officer with an Environmental Charity
Marine Science Officer in Expedition Organisation
University Researcher
Marine Technician
Fisheries Officer
Marine Planning Officer
Marine Consultant
Education Officer or Teacher
The application process for full-time and part-time degree level courses with The Cornwall College Group starting in September 2017 is still open and we are taking applications. Full-time applicants should apply via UCAS and part-time applicants directly via the College website.

Modules

Indicative Modules Year 1: - Marine Science - Marine Survey Techniques - Biological Principles - Diversity, Classification & Evolution - Ecology of Aquatic Systems - Key Professional Skills. Indicative Modules Year 2: - Marine Vertebrate Biology & Conservation - Fish Ecology - Zoological Conservation in Practice - Biosecurity & Invasive Species - Marine Invertebrates - Research Methods & GIS for Zoology. Indicative Modules Year 3: - Monitoring Marine Ecosystems - GIS & Marine Environmental Management - Honours Project. Options (choose two): - Applications of Zoology - Conservation Project Management - Marine Pollution & Ecotoxicology.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,750
per year
England
£8,400
per year
EU
£8,400
per year
International
£9,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,400
per year
Scotland
£8,400
per year
Wales
£8,400
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Cornwall College Newquay

Department:

Animals, Horticulture, Land-Use and Food

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