This foundation degree will enable you to gain an understanding of the ecological processes that make up the marine environment. It will provide you with an awareness of the ecological, economic, cultural, potitical and ethical considerations of conservation. As a foundation degree it includes practical study in understanding the marine and coastal environment, as well as academic study. With ample access to the Jurassic Coast UNESCO World Heritage Site, it offers a great range of physical resources for study on this programme. Modules Students will study a range of zoological and environmental subjects such as, Marine Animal Ecology and Behaviour, Marine Habitats, Marine Environmental Science in year 1. In year 2 students cover a more specialist range of subjects, including Zoology of Marine Vertebrates and Invertebrates, Marine and Coastal Conservation, Geomorphology and Marine Animal Health and Welfare.
Year One (Level 4) Study and Research Skills. Introduction to Marine Habitats. Principles of Marine Animal Ecology and Behaviour. Marine Environmental Science. Environmental Marine Animal Physiology. Work Based Learning Year Two (Level 5) Zoology of Marine Invertebrates. Zoology of Marine Vertebrates. Coastal Processes and Geomorphology (Option Unit). Marine and Coastal Conservation. Marine Animal Health and Welfare (Option Unit). Field Study Tour (Option Unit). Specialist Research Project.
This course is assessed by coursework, presentation and examinations.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Additional entry requirements
4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include Maths and English.
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