Bournemouth University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This top-up degree will build on Foundation courses in Marine, Freshwater or Coastal Conservation. It provides new legislative contexts for conservation, as well as further fieldwork opportunities and chances to learn about ecology of charismatic megafauna. You will be introduced to new contexts for understanding conservation in the marine environment, such as UK habitat directives and legislation and policy frameworks. The course provides in depth understanding of subjects of general public interest in marine biology, such as marine mammals, while getting the opportunity to work on projects with research academics. Alongside the core units, you will undertake fieldwork and spend at least one day a week at Kingston Maurward College, which is a stone's throw from the beautiful West Dorset Heritage Coast. Students on this course will also have the opportunity to choose an option unit, your degree can be tailored to suit your personal goals and career aspirations.
You'll study a number of units including marine conservation, independent research project, marine mammal ecology and behaviour, marine field study techniques along with one optional unit from environmental law and management and freshwater resource management.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Foundation Degree with 55% or above in a required subject. HND with Merit or above in a required subject.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English Language or English Literature and Mathematics grade C (or grade 4 in the reformed GCSE grading) or equivalent qualifications.|
Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if it’s included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.|
Fees and funding
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