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BSc (Hons) Applied Marine Zoology

Level 6

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Key Info

Learning Area   Marine & Natural Environment
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   1 year
Institution Code   C78


Dates & Locations

Course Type   University
Location   Cornwall College Newquay
Start Date   27/09/2021
UCAS Code   2M74

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.

Foundation degree students who wish to progress to an honours degree can apply for third year entry to our top-up programme. You will need to have studied an appropriate foundation degree programme. The BSc 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.

  What You Will Learn

Indicative Modules Year 1:

Marine Science
Ecology of Aquatic Systems
Fundamentals of Biology
Key Professional Skills
Marine Survey Techniques
Diversity Classification & Evolution

Indicative Modules Year 2:

Core:

Monitoring Marine Ecosystems
GIS and Marine Environmental Management
Honours Project

Optional:

Marine Pollution and Ecotoxicology
Conservation Project Management
Applications of Zoology
Conservation Genetics
Communicating Zoology

  Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements for top-up (entry to year 3): 240 credits with 120 at level 5 from a relevant Foundation Degree, HND, or equivalent in an appropriate subject. All qualifications and subject grades will be considered on an individual basis. HND qualifications may require additional bridging modules.

  Assessment

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.

  Progression

Possible Progression (subject to availability)

 

- Masters-level programmes at other institutions

- PGCE or CertEd at Camborne, St Austell, Saltash or Duchy Stoke

Possible

Careers 



- Marine Biologist

- Marine Education Officer

- Fisheries Officer

- Marine Technician

- Marine Ecological Consultant

- University Researcher

- Wildlife Guide

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# MarineZoology # Zoology # AppliedMarineZoology

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. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

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