FdSc Surf Science degree – Part Time

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LOCATION & START DATE
Newquay University Centre Cornwall College - 25 September 2023
LEVEL
Level 5 Levels Explained
DURATION
Spread over upto 5 days per week for 3 years as infill on the full time course
LEARNING AREA
Marine & Natural Environment Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Part-time

FdSc Surf Science degree – Part Time

A surfer with his surfboard running to the waves If you are passionate about surfing and want to pursue a career in the surf industry, then this is the course for you.

FdSc Surf Science is delivered in one of the most beautiful and appropriate locations in the UK, Newquay, in the stunning county of Cornwall where there are countless surfing beaches, to suit all levels and styles, all on your doorstep. Newquay is where surf culture started and blossomed in the UK and has moulded Newquay into the self-proclaimed surf capital of the UK. Newquay and the South-West is where most of the surf industry has developed and continues to thrive, providing many opportunities for students to connect and engage with the big players within the industry.

This is an academic programme and although practical surfing is not part of the course, the surfer friendly 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.

You will learn through practical examples, demonstrations and active practice in workshops, lectures, guest lectures, work placements and optional field trips. There will be several opportunities to engage with industry professionals throughout the programme and to complete a work placement in an area of your own interest.

There are regular guest speakers and lecturers who help to further engage with you about the many different aspects of the surfing sector. Speakers in the past have included Rob Barber, Dave Reed, Tony Butt and Ester Spears.

During the first year of FdSC Surf Science, you will explore the basic key areas of Culture of Surf and Sport, Surf Practice and Physical and Geographical Influences on Surfing. This programme also gives you an introduction to Media and Events, Scientific Techniques and Production Methods and Materials. The first year will also provide you with the opportunity to start developing your professional skillset in Key Professional Skills module.

In your final year, you’ll expand your understandings of Ecology and Management of the Coastal Environment, Sociological and Psychological Perspectives of Surfing, Scientific Aspects of Health, Fitness and Nutrition in Sport and Surf Businesses. In addition, you will have allocated time to complete your Application of CAD in the Surf Industry and Individual Research Project module.

This course not only covers underpinning knowledge in sports science, the environment, the surf industry, media and events and culture. You will also get an opportunity to shape your own, personal surfboard from concept through to completion, with a world-renowned surfer and shaper, surf the breaks of Northern Spain and Southern France on the annual Basque Country fieldtrip, where you will gain world recognised ‘tickets’ in coaching, judging and lifesaving which will enhance your chances of employment.

The course is taught by passionate, authentic lecturers who contextualise modular content to the sport, recreation and industry of surfing all with a love for preserving the environment in which they work and play.

In short, this is a unique course and unlike any other in the UK and Europe, which allows you to take your surf passion one step further. With a FdSC Degree in Surf Science you'll be well prepared for roles in the surfing field. There are many routes you can take with this programme that can lead to a career in environmental sustainability, event management and surfing retail.

LOCATION & START DATE
Newquay University Centre Cornwall College - 25 September 2023
LEVEL
Level 5 Levels Explained
DURATION
Spread over upto 5 days per week for 3 years as infill on the full time course
LEARNING AREA
Marine & Natural Environment Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Part-time

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:

Skills for Scientific Success
Surf Training
The Surfing Environment
Surfboard Development and Design
Surf Media and Application
Surf Culture

Second Year Modules include:
Individual Research Project
Performance Psychology and Coaching
The Environment and Surfing
Surf Industry in Practice
Surf Events
Surfing in Society

Entry requirements

64 UCAS Points in scientific subjects at Level 3;

Cs/4-5s at GCSE in English, Maths and Science.

If not in English and Maths then Level 2 Functional Skills in Literacy and Numeracy.

Work experience

100 hours

Assessment

Mix of coursework, exam, test and practical

Progression

BSc Marine Sports Science (final year top up)


BSc Environmental Resource Management (final year top up)

Newquay University Centre Cornwall College

Newquay University Centre Cornwall College

Newquay University Centre Cornwall College is a small but vibrant campus specialising in university level courses focussing on the environment. For over 20 years, we have inspired hundreds of students to make that all-important difference, using their passion as a guide. Our dedicated higher education campus is home to the marine science, zoology and surf stars of the future.

Championing #generationrestoration, this campus may be small, but its students and staff have a big impact on our planet and its future wellbeing. Likeminded individuals come together to undertake international, award-winning research, meaning when their incredible time at Newquay is done, they move onto fantastic and important careers.

It’s why you should definitely consider Newquay University Centre Cornwall College for your #careercollege experience.


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

First year modules include:

Skills for Scientific Success
Surf Training
The Surfing Environment
Surfboard Development and Design
Surf Media and Application
Surf Culture

Second Year Modules include:
Individual Research Project
Performance Psychology and Coaching
The Environment and Surfing
Surf Industry in Practice
Surf Events
Surfing in Society

64 UCAS Points in scientific subjects at Level 3;

Cs/4-5s at GCSE in English, Maths and Science.

If not in English and Maths then Level 2 Functional Skills in Literacy and Numeracy.

100 hours

Mix of coursework, exam, test and practical

BSc Marine Sports Science (final year top up) BSc Environmental Resource Management (final year top up)

Newquay University Centre Cornwall College

Newquay University Centre Cornwall College

Newquay University Centre Cornwall College is a small but vibrant campus specialising in university level courses focussing on the environment. For over 20 years, we have inspired hundreds of students to make that all-important difference, using their passion as a guide. Our dedicated higher education campus is home to the marine science, zoology and surf stars of the future.

Championing #generationrestoration, this campus may be small, but its students and staff have a big impact on our planet and its future wellbeing. Likeminded individuals come together to undertake international, award-winning research, meaning when their incredible time at Newquay is done, they move onto fantastic and important careers.

It’s why you should definitely consider Newquay University Centre Cornwall College for your #careercollege experience.


Dates & Locations

  • Course type University
  • Level - Level 5
  • Location - Newquay University Centre Cornwall College
  • Start Date - 25 September 2023
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