There has never been a more pressing need for trained marine biologists who understand the threats facing life in the oceans. This programme allows you to gain an understanding of the science underlying marine conservation; whilst our location on the beautiful wild coast of north Cornwall enables you to study a wide variety of aquatic habitats and marine wildlife at first
hand. Designed in close consultation with the marine industry, this exciting and vibrant programme is highly relevant if you would like a career in the expanding field of marine biology and conservation.
The first year will give you a firm grounding in aquatic ecology, marine and biological science, as well as developing practical survey skills. In the second year there are more specialised modules covering topics such as fish ecology and marine invertebrates.
There is a large element of work-related learning integrated within the programme and you will have the opportunity to talk to many experts in the field and visit professional institutions; we have strong links with commercial partners Blue Reef Aquarium, the National Lobster Hatchery and Cornwall Wildlife Trust.
Marine Conservation in Practice develops skills in stakeholder engagement and outreach activities. It also incorporates the requirement to gain 100 hours of relevant work-based experience.
This course is also available with Science Gateway, perfect for you if you would like to study any of the science-based Foundation Degrees (FdSc) we offer, but don’t have the right qualifications or grades to do so.
What You Will Learn
Key Professional Skills
Fundamentals of Biology
Ecology of Aquatic Systems
Diversity, Classification and Evolution
Marine Survey Techniques
Indicative Module Year 2:
Individual Research Project
Marine Vertebrate Biology and Conservation
Global Conservation Issues
Husbandry & Conservation of Aquatic Organisms
Education & Interpretation in Public Spaces
How to Apply
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.