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/
Globally we are thinking more than ever about our natural world, the world has moved on from the traditional thinking of zoology, where habitats and species exist in almost isolated units, to more progressive thinking of ecosystems operating with both animal and habitat reliant on the other.
This course is designed for those students that want to progress into employment within ecology and conservation - whether it is working as an ecologist on conservation programmes in the UK or abroad or working in Ecological Consultancy. The first stage sets students with the basics in ecological theory, survey techniques, statistics and scientific report writing.
Stage two allows the students to follow one of two pathways, either specialising more on UK-based conservation and ecology or taking a more global conservation focus, with the optional modules of One Plan Conservation and Global Conservation Issues.
What You Will Learn
First year modules include:
- Skills for Scientific Success
- Fundamentals of Ecology
- Diversity of Life
- Wildlife Survey Techniques
- Expedition techniques
- Animal Ecophysiology
Second year modules Include:
- Ecological Conservation in Practice
- GIS for Conservation
- Population and Community Ecology
- Individual Research Project
- Global Conservation Issues (optional)
- One Plan Conservation (optional)
- Protected Species Survey (optional)
- Ecological Restoration: Applications and Management (optional)
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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.