University of Cumbria

Degree level: Undergraduate

Marine and Freshwater Conservation (with Sandwich Year)

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Course summary

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With a shortage of marine and freshwater scientists in the UK, there’s never been a better time to study to become a future expert in the world of aquatic conservation. So, we’ve designed you a unique course - with the guidance of professional environmental consultants and aquatic scientists - so you can study freshwater and marine conservation together in one degree. Our course offers a four-year 'sandwich-route' mode of study, giving you the opportunity to undertake a one-year placement between your second and third year. So, you’ll get the real world experience you need to put your studies into focus, as well as understand how your degree can help you in gaining a career. Why Choose University of Cumbria Your studies at our Ambleside campus will be unrivalled - We're the only UK university with a campus within a national park and in an UNESCO World Heritage Site. So, forget sporadic, end of term field trips and research, you’ll have an abundance of rivers, lakes and coastline on your doorstep to gain plenty of hands-on, practical science throughout every term.

  • Prepared for employment in conservation, environmental and research fields
  • Easy access to the waters of the Lake District and coastal ecosystems
  • Use of up-to-date facilities in our new laboratories
  • Flexibility to customise your learning by selecting modules
  • Practical, taxonomic and analytical capabilities ready for a future in science
  • Exciting, international field trips and placements
  • Great contacts with wildlife, water and conservation organisations to enhance your job prospects
  • Taught by tutors involved in international research, which will enhance your learning
  • Small class sizes mean we get to know you well and give you close support during your studies
If you have the passion for helping our planet's future, then we’ll help you gain the aquatic environment knowledge, skills and practical experience you need to graduate as a professional who can make a difference. So, to become an expert in the conservation world, get started with our unique course.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeD457
Institution code C99
Campus nameAmbleside
Campus codeA

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 112 points Including A'level Biology or Applied Science at grade C or above
A level CCC - BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM - DMM
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits M: 30 credits Must be science based and need to pass all 60 credits, 45 at level 3
Scottish Higher BBCC - ABBB

GCSE English, Maths and Science at grade C/4


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
International £10500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Marine and Freshwater Conservation (with Sandwich Year) at University of Cumbria - UCAS