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
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 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
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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/.
Plus GCSE in Maths and English at grade C/4 or above, or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||CEFR Level B2. Overall score of 6.0 with minimum scores of 5.5 in each Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing https://www.ielts.org/|
|PTE Academic||60||CEFR Level B2. Overall score of 60, with minimum scores of 59 in each of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing https://www.pearsonpte.com/|
We will also accept the following qualifications from International Students: LanguageCert International ESOL SELT @ B2 with minimum scores of 33/50 in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing (https://www.languagecert.org/) Trinity Secure English Language Tests @ B2 with Pass Listening, Speaking, Reading & Writing (https://www.trinitycollege.com/qualifications/SELT/UKVI)
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9800||Year 1|
Additional fee 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/.
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There is still time to join us at University Centre Sparsholt this September through clearing. Every year, students find their ideal course in UCAS Clearing or Adjustment. It gives you another opportunity to find the best course for you – whether you’ve changed your mind, your results surprised you or you’re just starting to think about starting university this year. Our courses range from Applied Animal Science, Zoo Biology and Equine to Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, Aquaculture and Fishery Management, Marine Ecology and Conservation and Veterinary Nursing Science. Why choose University Centre Sparsholt? Excellent industry links; Outstanding facilities; Expert lecturers; Specialised degrees; TEF Gold award; Accredited by University of Portsmouth; and a Hampshire countryside campus or city living in Winchester
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