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Cornwall College

Conservation and Ecology

UCAS Code: C180

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A level

D,D

At least 32 points must be at A2 level when considered alongside AS levels.

Pass Access to HE with at least 45 credits at level 3, Merits and Distinctions may be required for particular subjects.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

A minimum of 48 tariff points in total from appropriate subjects.

PPP grades in an appropriate subject.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

In an appropriate subject.

A minimum of 48 tariff points in total from appropriate subjects.

UCAS Tariff

48

From acceptable level 3 qualifications. Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language, Science and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered.

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Course option

2years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

3 years | Part-time | 2019

Ecology is the study of relationships of organisms, their environment and with each other. At the end of the course you will be confident in surveying and identifying species and their habitats as well as understanding conservation and management.

This is an inspirational field-based practical programme situated on the Newquay campus, adjacent to Newquay Zoo. The programme provides you with the academic and work-based skills needed to go forward with a career in ecological and environmentally related subjects.
If you are interested in wildlife and nature conservation, this programme will teach you about observing, surveying, monitoring and the management of species. This will include knowledge of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), as well as other relevant field and research skills needed for work within industry and research. During the programme you will be given opportunities to travel, either as part of the FdSc Conservation & Ecology or as a member of Cornwall College Newquay, including some international destinations such as an optional residential field trip to Borneo or South Africa.

At the end of the programme you will be equipped with the academic qualifications, personal qualities, vocational skills and techniques essential for a career in ecology or ecological consultancy. You will be assessed in a variety of ways such as practicals, seminar presentations, exams, in-class tests and problem-based learning exercises.

Work-related learning is a valuable part of the programme. You will gain experience of the type of work that you hope to do and an idea of the expectations of those who may employ you. You will also be encouraged to take part in industry placements as part of the learning experience.

Possible careers available with this qualification:

Field Ecologist or Ecological Consultant
Work in Charities, e.g. Wildlife Trust Media, Environmental Journalism
Work in Government Organisations, e.g. Natural England, Environment Agency
Research or Teaching
Field Guide in the UK or abroad.

Modules

Indicative Modules Year 1: - Fieldwork - Ecology of Aquatic Systems - Bird Survey Techniques - Diversity, Classification & Evolution - History of the British Countryside - Introduction to Ecology - Habitats & Communities - Personal & Employability Skills Development. Indicative Modules Year 2: - Genetics for Conservation - Individual Research Project - Vertebrate Zoology & Conservation - Habitats & GIS - Ecology & Conservation in Practice. Optional Modules: - Survey & Management of Mammals - Invertebrate Ecology & Survey - Freshwater Ecology - Reptile & Amphibian Ecology & Surveying.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,950
per year
England
£8,600
per year
EU
£8,600
per year
International
£9,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,600
per year
Scotland
£8,600
per year
Wales
£8,600
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Cornwall College Newquay

Department:

Animals, Horticulture, Land-Use and Food

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