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BSc (Hons) Marine Sports Science

For 2017 start - Available with a Science Gateway qualification

Cornwall College Newquay LEVEL: 6 Sports & Fitness

This three year programme is designed to provide you with a firm grounding in the science, technology and business applicable to a marine sports career.

This programme can also be studied as a one year top-up where you will complete Year 3 only. Based at our main Cornwall College Newquay campus, and at our premises on Tolcarne Beach in Newquay, you will have the opportunity to study a number of different modules relating to the ocean environment in which you practice your sport.

There are also modules that will allow you the opportunity to gain key qualifications in your particular area of expertise; enhancing your employability in what is a competitive industry. Alongside this the essential business, management, transferable and soft skills, which are key to graduate level employment, will be embedded in a number of modules. These include event and expedition management and business and enterprise.

Sustainability of marine sector sporting activities and environmental awareness will be considered alongside new and developing technology in the industry.
This programme will be taught in a variety of modes including lectures, practicals, workshops and block delivery both in and by industry. Assessment is via a combination of assignments, presentations, exams, case studies and practical work.

Possible careers available with this qualification:

  • Activity Centre Management
  • Equipment Manufacture
  • Events
  • Environmental or Sustainable Marine Business
  • Sales
  • Coaching
  • Teaching

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: 5H21
  • Institution codes: CORN C78
  • Awarded by: Cornwall College & Plymouth University
  • Course Fee (per annum): £8000
Entry Requirements

64 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 48 points must be at A2-level) or relevant level 3 qualification, ie BTEC National Diploma / BTEC Extended Diploma - MPP Grades required. Access to HE Diplomas - 45 credits at level 3. Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language, Science and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered. Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.


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Course Documents

BSc (Hons) Marine Sports Science


Indicative Modules Year 1

- Foundations in Sports Science for Marine Sports

- Enterprise, Events & Expeditions

- Oceanography & Meteorology

- Practical Watersports

- Production Methods & Materials in Marine Sports

- Scientific Techniques

Indicative Modules Year 2

- Investigate Sociology in Marine Sport

- Applications of Oceanography

- Environmental Impact Assessment

- Sport & Exercise Science

- Personal & Employability Skills

Options (choose one)

- Watersports in Practice

- Applications of Computer Aided Design

Indicative Modules Year 3

- Honours Project

- Contemporary Issues in Marine Environment Use

- Business, Enterprise & Innovation

- Applied Sports Science (Performance & Management)

Options (choose one)

- Advanced Design Concepts

- Advanced Applications of Oceanography

*Modules are subject to change and availability


Marine & Natural Environment
Marine & Natural Environment


BSc (Hons) Marine Sports Science

Start Date

September 2017




3 years full-time

Extra Information

Annual tuition fee is £8000

BSc (Hons) Marine Sports Science with Science Gateway

Start Date

September 2017




4 years full-time

Extra Information

This option includes an additional Science Gateway year which is ideal if you don’t have the right qualifications to apply for a degree programme straight away. If you are applying for the BSc (Hons) Marine Sports Science - with Science Gateway route on UCAS you will need to use UCAS code: C690. Please note that when studying the Science Gateway programme, you will be based at Cornwall College Newquay. The tuition fee for the science gateway year zero is £7500. Year one, two and three of the honours degree will be £8000 per annum.

*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.

Careers advice available

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

If you come into the International category (non EU*) and Channel Island (inc. Isle of Man) the tuition fee may vary – click here for full fee information