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BSc (Hons) Marine Sports Science (Level 6 only)

Level 6

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Key Info

Learning Area   Sports & Fitness
Delivery Mode   Part-time
Duration   1 Year
Institution Code   C78

Dates & Locations

Course Type   University
Location   Cornwall College Newquay
Start Date   27/09/2021
UCAS Code   R4MQ

This programme is studied as a one year top-up from a relevant foundation degree, where you will complete Year 3 only.

Based at our main Cornwall College Newquay campus you will have the opportunity to study a number of different modules relating to the ocean environment in which you practise your sport, including research into issues arising from the environmental impacts of marine sports and contemporary issues relating to the practice and development of a variety of marine sports.

As an academic course you will study a range of modules reviewing current practice and literature, and you will complete an Honours project culminating in a dissertation enabling you to become an expert on a topic of interest to you.

Alongside this you will explore the essential business, management, transferable and soft skills, which are key to graduate level employment.

Sustainability of marine sector sporting activities and environmental awareness will be considered alongside new and developing technology in the industry.

  What You Will Learn

Indicative Modules:

Honours Project
Contemporary Issues in Marine Environment Use
Business, Enterprise & Innovation
Applied Sports Science (Performance &

Options (choose one):

Advanced Design Concepts
Advanced Applications of Oceanography

  Entry Requirements

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 is via a combination of assignments, presentations, exams, case studies and practical work.


Possible Progression (subject to availability):

– Masters-level programmes at other institutions
– PGCE or CertEd at Camborne, St Austell, Saltash or Duchy Stoke

Possible Careers:

– Activity Centre Management
– Equipment Manufacture
– Event Management
– Environmental or Sustainable Marine Business
– Sales
– Coaching
– Teaching


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“I started my journey into the fitness world at Cornwall College over 5 years ago when I decided to train to be a gym instructor. From there, I went on to become a Personal Trainer and then completed a degree. After finishing my degree I started up my own Personal Training business called Inner Strength PT. I quickly discovered there is far more to personal training than just getting someone fit, it’s a whole package. So many different aspects were covered through my education at Cornwall College, from business management, to the psychological barriers that people have to exercise.
"The college really helped me gain the knowledge and the capabilities to be able to streamline my business to where I am now. This has helped immensely as I am able to work with each individual client, helping to build self confidence and self esteem, whilst seeing them get fitter not only physically but also mentally. We really are very fortunate to have such a great college on our doorsteps.”

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