Marine Ecology and Conservation at Kingston Maurward College - UCAS

Kingston Maurward College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Bournemouth University

Marine Ecology and Conservation

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Course summary

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.

Assessment method

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements


4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include Maths and English.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13000 Whole course
Channel Islands £13000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £13000 Whole course
Scotland £13000 Whole course
Wales £13000 Whole course
England £13000 Whole course
International £19000 Whole course

Additional fee information

There will be an additional cost towards industry visits and study tours. Study tour at level 5 estimated cost c£275. Day tours costs c£5-£15. Scuba diving if required c£350-£400. There are opportunities for other enrichment activities such as Kayaking or ATV driving with reduced course fees as appropriate.
Marine Ecology and Conservation at Kingston Maurward College - UCAS