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BSc (Hons) Applied Marine Zoology (top-up)

For 2017 start

Cornwall College Newquay LEVEL: 6 Marine & Natural Environment

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.

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code: 2M74
  • Institution codes: CORN C78
  • Awarded by: Cornwall College & Plymouth University
  • Course Fee (per annum): £8000
Entry Requirements

Top-up requirements: 240 credits from a relevant foundation degree, DipHE or HND.

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BSc (Hons) Applied Marine Zoology (top-up)

COURSE MODULES

Indicative Modules

- Monitoring Marine Ecosystems - GIS & Marine Environmental Management - Honours Project   Options (choose two) - Applications of Zoology - Conservation Project Management - Marine Pollution & Ecotoxicology

*Modules are subject to change and availability

COURSE OFFERINGS

BSc (Hons) Applied Marine Zoology (top-up)

Start Date

26-09-2017

Campus

Newquay

Duration

1 year

Extra Information

Annual tuition fee is £8000



*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.

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If you are considering an undergraduate programme with us, you may wish to access our free Careers and Employability advice service. This gives you the opportunity to talk with an advisor about career options before, during and after your study with us. To make an appointment, please e-mail: H.E.Advice@cornwall.ac.uk

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