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FdSc Marine Biology with Conservation

Level 5

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Key Info

Learning Area   Marine & Natural Environment
Delivery Mode   Part-time
Duration   Spread over upto 5 days per week for 3 years as infill on the full time course
Institution Code   C78
Course Code   12032-NQY-22


Dates & Locations

Course Type   University
Location   Cornwall College Newquay
Start Date   19/09/2022

Do you have the passion and potential to study one of our university-level programmes, but not the necessary qualifications to start?

Our Science Gateway course is the perfect solution.

Whether you are returning to education or your results weren’t quite what you hoped for, the Science Gateway provides a high-quality route into the large range of science foundation degree (FdSc) programmes at Cornwall College Newquay.

By completing the additional one-year Gateway programme first, you’ll be prepared to succeed on a foundation degree in a number of ways.

It’ll help to develop your knowledge of core underpinning scientific concepts, as well as subject knowledge specifically related to your chosen subject area.

With our focus on building practical skills; you’ll gain confidence and competence in both the laboratory and fieldwork. Alongside this, the development of your academic study skills will help to boost your research competencies and overall employability.

Find more info on the Science Gateway at https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/science-gateway/

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To us at Cornwall College Newquay, there’s nothing more exciting or enigmatic than our oceans. With so much still undiscovered, our marine habitats are the last of the wild frontiers left to explore. And with human impact on our underwater world at an all-time high, now is the crucial time to better understand and protect it.

Our oceans need people who feel a shared desire to get involved with the big issues that we’re facing. To use science to challenge the status quo. To promote progressive change in the people around them through education and positive action.

For over 20 years, Cornwall College Newquay has inspired thousands of students to make that all-important difference, using their passion as a guide.

Our inspirational location has its part to play in our student’s success of course. There’s no better place to study marine life and conservation than in Cornwall, a county intricately linked to the seas around it.

Where else will you find such a wide range of aquatic habitats within walking distance of where you study. There’s wild and rugged headland, sheltered coves, freshwater streams, saltmarsh and sprawling estuaries. You’ll be living with a Marine Conservation Zone in your back yard. Not to mention, the even wider variety of habitats accessible to you just a short drive away.

This unique location has cultivated a vibrant conservation community to match the surroundings, and your passion for the sea will be in good company.

Students can take their pick of what to get involved in, benefiting from our strong ties with likeminded groups, charities and businesses such as Blue Reef Aquarium, Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust, Newquay Marine Group, British Divers Marine Life Rescue and many more.

It’s these collaborations that give our students an edge. Embedding industry-focused, ground-roots conservation work experience into your programme of study is what makes us tick.

With our focus on the applied nature of foundation degrees; employability and real-world relevance is at the heart of everything we do. Think of it as a considerable emphasis on building practical skills and survey experience, underpinned by a strong academic and scientific core.

In short, ours is a marine-focused degree experience unlike any other in the UK.

The urgent need for passionate scientists who can speak for the ocean and its inhabitants has never been more vital than right now.

A brochure can be downloaded at https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Marine-biology-with-conservation-approved.pdf

  What You Will Learn

(Note there is some flexibility in order or modules studied, in addition some module titles and content may change.)

First year modules include:

- Our Ocean Planet - Our centrepiece module common to both FdSc Marine Biology with Conservation and FdSc Marine Biology with Oceanography is Our Ocean Planet, a 40 credit module based on the Ocean Literacy principles promoted by UNESCO. These seven YouTube videos were produced by UNESCO, supported by the Government Offices of Sweden for the 2021-30 United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. The seven videos below will hopefully give you a flavour of the content to be covered in this unique module.
- Skills for Scientific Success
- Marine Survey Techniques
- Fundamentals of Biology
- Diversity of Life

Second year modules include:

- Marine Vertebrate Biology and Conservation
- Marine Invertebrates
- Marine Biology in Practice
- Husbandry and Conservation of Aquatic Organisms
- Advanced marine Survey Techniques
- Individual Research Project

  Entry Requirements

Functional Skills GCSE (or equivalent) L2 Literacy and L2 Numeracy Minimum of Grade C/grade 4 in Maths, English Language and Science AS/A Levels 64 UCAS tariff points to include A2 level in appropriate subjects BTEC National Diploma/Extended Diploma BTEC L3 Diploma BTEC 90 Credit Diploma/Subsidiary Diploma 64 UCAS tariff points – MPP grades in an appropriate subject 64 UCAS tariff points – MM grades in an appropriate subject

  Work Experience

100 hours

  Assessment

Mix of coursework, exam, test and practical

  Progression

BSc Applied Marine Zoology (final year top up)

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# marine # biology # marinebiology # conservation # oceanography # wildlife # sea # environment # environmental # ocean # science # FdScMarineBiology

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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