Marine Biology with Conservation with Science Gateway at Cornwall College - UCAS

Cornwall College

Degree level: Undergraduate

Marine Biology with Conservation with Science Gateway

Course summary

What is more exciting or enigmatic than the life in our oceans? We still know so little about this alien world which makes up 98% of the living space on our planet, forget space, the ocean is the final wild frontier out there to explore. It is an exciting time to be involved in any aspect of marine science; a crucial one too, as our impact on the world’s oceans has never been greater. There has never been a more urgent need for impassioned marine biologists who can speak for the ocean and its inhabitants. So much so that The United Nations has proclaimed 2021-2030 to be the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. And where better to study marine life and conservation than here in Cornwall, a county which has always been intricately linked to the seas around it? A range of aquatic habitats from wild to sheltered coast, freshwater streams, saltmarsh and estuary is all accessible within 20 minutes walking from the campus, with an additional variety of habitats a short drive away. In addition there is a local a dive school with a range of dive courses on offer, a research-equipped vessel for coastal work operating out of Newquay harbour. Perhaps it’s the inspirational location that has created such an active and an enthusiastic marine conservation community in Cornwall, from local marine community groups like Newquay Marine Group to charities such as Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust and British Divers Marine Life Rescue giving ample opportunities for students to join in ground roots conservation work whilst they study. As a college which has always focused on the applied nature of Foundation Degrees, employability and real-world relevance is at the heart of everything we do. To that aim there is considerable emphasis on building practical skills and survey experience underpinned by a strong academic and scientific core. To complement their degree students will receive bursaries to undertake courses in relevant skills such as diving or boat handling. Our small, friendly campus has a rural feel in the heart of Newquay. The staff are research active and bring that expertise to the class. We often encourage students who write exceptional and publishable project reports to co-write?their work for scientific publication, with them as the lead author. Students?will be 10-30 minutes’ walk from a range of north Cornish coast?habitats, a dive school with a range of dive courses on offer, a local and very active marine conservation group, a research-equipped vessel for coastal work and are?45 minutes’ drive from an additional range of south Cornish coast habitats. The FdSc Marine Biology with Conservation, with Science Gateway is ideal if you would like to study for a Foundation Degrees (FdSc), but do not have the right qualifications or grades to do so. The Science Gateway will prepare you for success on our FdSc programmes by helping you develop your knowledge in relevant areas of biology and chemistry, your practical skills, and your academic study skills. Cornwall College University Centre offers a unique and fulfilling university experience with small class sizes, allowing for personal attention from tutors and a strong sense of community among students. The wrap-around support provided ensures that students receive the necessary guidance and resources to excel in their studies, while studying alongside likeminded individuals who share their passion for vocational technical skills. Located in one of the most beautiful and natural parts of the country, students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the stunning surroundings while developing practical skills that set them apart in the job market.


(Note there is some flexibility in order or modules studied, in addition some module titles and content may change.) Year 1: Foundation Biology; Foundation Chemistry; Practical and Field Skills in Biology; Skills for Learning; Environmental Science

Assessment method

Mix of coursework, exam, test and practice

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Newquay University Centre Cornwall College
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

For applicants who require a visa to study in the UK, The Cornwall College Group does not have a visa sponsor licence and therefore unable to accept an application

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3 A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL. For applicants who require a visa to study in the UK, The Cornwall College Group does not have a visa sponsor licence and therefore unable to accept an application

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Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £10000 Year 1
Channel Islands £10000 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Marine Biology with Conservation with Science Gateway at Cornwall College - UCAS