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Cornwall College

Marine Science

UCAS Code: F710

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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About this course


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Course option

2years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Part-time | 2019

Located in one of the most beautiful coastal regions of the UK, this Falmouth-based programme provides a proven track record of success in developing the academic potential of students, which enables them to progress on to some of the most prestigious marine-based academic institutions in the world, or obtain employment within this expanding and exciting career path.

The newly constructed and equipped campus provides an almost unprecedented level of access to the diverse marine ecosystems of the South West peninsula. With subjects ranging from pelagic and benthic biology through to oceanography and marine resource management, the course provides an almost unique mix of field work, laboratory-based practicals and lectures delivered by experienced industry experts and innovative research scientists.

You will also have the opportunity to develop a range of non-academic practical skills that are often considered to be essential for progression, these range from diving, snorkelling and powerboat handling through to aquatic husbandry, photography and marine mammal observation. The newly equipped laboratories not only provide an excellent teaching environment, but the aquaria and aquatic systems they contain include a diverse range of aquatic species ranging from corals and carp through to sharks and seahorses.

There are also a number of residential and international field trips that enable you to gain practical skills and study in habitats that can vary from the sub-arctic through to coral reefs and mangroves.

At Falmouth Marine School we have brand new labs, coastline on our doorstep, industry experts on the staff team and the biggest teaching aquarium tank in the whole of the UK.

With aquaria containing species that vary from cuttlefish to sharks, an extensive range of sampling equipment and newly established marine laboratories, the marine school also offers an almost unprecedented range of facilities for its students.

Our unique location also gives each student access to an ‘outdoor’ classroom that consists of the unique and varied marine habitats that can be found just a few minutes walk from the campus. The town of Falmouth also offers an exciting mix of social and recreational opportunities that fulfils the requirements of its diverse student population.

There is a variety of field trips to locations including visits to:

The National Marine Aquarium

National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Gweek Seal Sanctuary

The Lobster Hatchery.

There are boat trips for sampling, rocky shore surveys, mudflat surveys and a week-long field trip decided on, organised and run by you and your fellow students.

Possible careers available with this qualification:

Marine Biologist

Oceanographer

Conservation Researcher

Coastal Ranger

Dive Co-ordinator

Ecologist

Wildlife Ranger

National Trust Warden

Modules

Indicative Module Year 1: - Introduction to Marine Science - Benthic Biology A - Marine Resource Management - Pelagic Biology A - Personal & Employability Skills Development - Coastal & Ocean Processes - Practical Skills & Research Methods. Indicative Module Year 2: - Project - Marine Spatial Planning - Oceanography & Meteorology - Biology & Culture of Aquatic Species - Benthic Biology B - Pelagic Biology B.

Tuition fees

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

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:

Falmouth Marine School

Department:

Marine Studies

TEF rating:

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