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FdSc Surf Science & Technology

For 2018 start - available with a Science Gateway qualification

Cornwall College Newquay LEVEL: 5 Sports & Fitness

During the programme you will study: the sport of surfing as well as surfing businesses; business planning relating to the surfing industry; event management; environmental science; human exercise science; principles of psychology and coaching; design and manufacture of surf boards; the environment and human impacts on it; the development of surfing culture and history; sport-related media and politics; the geographical and climatic influences on surfing.

The programme is based at our main Cornwall College Newquay campus and at our premises on Tolcarne Beach in Newquay.

This is an academic programme and although practical surfing is not part of the course, the location provides plenty of opportunities to surf on some of the best beaches in Europe. So, whilst a healthy interest in some aspect of surfing is helpful, you do not need to be an excellent surfer to apply.

The programme benefits from very close links with many of the major players in the surfing world. You will have the chance to design and build your own surfboard with world renowned experts, study Computer Aided Design with one of the top surfboard designers in the UK, take surf coaching, first aid and beach lifeguard qualifications, organise and judge a surfing competition as well as working in an industry-related environment.

There is the possibility of taking an optional field trip to the west coast of France and Spain to explore the implications of human and climatic influences on the environment. During this trip you will experience first-hand some of the best surf locations in Europe and visit some of the key industry partners.

There will be a number of opportunities to engage with industry throughout the programme and also to complete a work placement in an area of your own interest over the two years.

 

Possible Progression (subject to availability) 

– BSc (Hons) Marine Sports Science final year at Newquay

– BSc (Hons) Environmental Resource Management final year at Camborne

– BSc (Hons) Sport, Health & Exercise Science (top-up) final year at Camborne

– BA (Hons) Creative Events Management final year at Falmouth University

 

Possible Careers 

– Surfing Industry

– Surfing Centre Manager

– Surfing Retail Industry

– Event Management

– Environmental Sustainability

– Set up your own surf-related business

– Coaching

– Teaching

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code: CF68
  • Institution codes: CORN C78
Entry Requirements

48 UCAS points (32 from A2 Level, preferably in a science subject). Plus GCSEs at grade C or above in English language, maths and science.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Silver Award
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COURSE MODULES

Indicative Modules Year 1

  • Scientific Techniques
  • Culture of Surf & Sport
  • Media & Events
  • Physical & Geographical Influences on Surfing
  • Production Methods & Materials
  • Surf Practice
  • Personal & Employability Skills Development

Indicative Modules Year 2

  • Sociological & Psychological Perspectives of Surfing
  • Scientific Aspects of Health, Fitness & Nutrition in Sport
  • Surf Business
  • Individual Research Project
  • Application of Computer Aided Design in the Surf Industry
  • Ecology & Management of the Coastal Environment

*Modules are subject to change and availability

COURSE OFFERINGS

FdSc Surf Science & Technology

Start Date

03-09-2018

Campus

Newquay

Duration

2 years full-time


FdSc Surf Science & Technology

Start Date

03-09-2018

Campus

Newquay

Duration

3 years part-time


FdSc Surf Science & Technology - with Science Gateway

Start Date

03-09-2018

Campus

Newquay

Duration

3 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 FdSc Surf Science & Technology - with Science Gateway route on UCAS you will need to use UCAS code: F902. Please note that when studying the Science Gateway programme, you will be based at Cornwall College Newquay.



*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

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