University Centre Sparsholt

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Portsmouth

Marine Ecology and Conservation

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Course summary

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University Centre Sparsholt has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.

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WHY CHOOSE THIS DEGREE?

  • Gain the skills and experience needed for a variety of career opportunities in this growing sector
  • Enhance your learning with work placements such as coral research and shark conservation both in the UK and abroad
  • Experience the industry in depth by visiting UK and international fish farms, coastal sites and research centres
  • Develop wide-reaching skills and knowledge in biological science – from physiology to ecology and evolution
What will I learn? Marine ecology and conservation systems are studied in depth in this programme as you explore the impact of factors such as coastal developments, over-fishing, non-native species and worldwide climate change. The course includes significant work experience in marine aquaculture, coastal fisheries, marine aquaria and research establishments both at home and abroad. Where can I go from here? You can progress to the BSc (Hons) Top-up in Marine Biology at the University of Portsmouth, or enter the industry. Sparsholt students now work in national wildlife trusts and marine research.

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1 • Academic Skills • Biodiversity And Evolution • Industrial Experience • Introduction To Marine Ecology • Introduction To Marine Fisheries Management • Introductory Science (B) • Marine Conservation Biology YEAR 2 • Applied Industrial Research • Aquatic Ecology And Conservation • Industrial Development • Marine Fish Farming • Marine Organisms And Ecosystems • Population And Ecology

Assessment method

Assessment includes coursework (such as practical portfolios, laboratory reports, case studies and essay style assignments) plus formal exams. Research opportunities are also a feature, often enabling data collection within organisations such as the Inshore Fisheries Conservation Authority.

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

Application codes

Course code:
CF17
Institution code:
S34
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from international students. For further details on the English language requirements, visa requirements and student life, please see our website https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/international/.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Plus GCSE in Maths and English at grade C/4 or above, or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall, with a minimum 5.5 in any band
PTE Academic61
Cambridge English AdvancedBScore 169-175 (FCE grade B; CAE level B2)

We will also accept the following qualifications from EU students: GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or above; IGCSE English (as a first or second language) at grade C/4 or above; AS or A level English Language or English Literature; International Baccalaureate (English A or B syllabus or English Literature Standard or Higher level) grade 4.

Further information

https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/international/english-language-requirements/


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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 £9800 Year 1
Channel Islands £9800 Year 1

Additional fee information

www.sparsholt.ac.uk/university-centre/additional-costs/

Sponsorship information

Sparsholt offers a College Bursary of up to £750 per annum to all eligible students and an Aim Higher Bursary to £1200 to all students progressing from a Sparsholt Level 3 course to a FdSc or BSc. Degree students can also apply for a grant to help cover non-travel costs associated with dissertations/ research projects, and subscriptions. For further details please see our website https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/university-centre/fees-and-funding/.

Marine Ecology and Conservation at University Centre Sparsholt - UCAS