Cornwall College

Marine Sports Science Cornwall College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Plymouth


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Course summary

TEF Silver

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This three year programme is designed to provide you with a firm grounding in the science, technology and business applicable to a marine sports career. This programme is also available at level 6.

Based at our main Cornwall College Newquay campus, and at our premises on Tolcarne Beach in Newquay, you will have the opportunity to study a number of different modules relating to the ocean environment in which you practice your sport.

As an academic course you will study a range of modules reviewing current practice and literature. You will complete an Honours project culminating in a dissertation enabling you to become an expert on a topic of interest to you. Alongside this you will explore the essential business, management, transferable and soft skills, which are key to graduate level employment.

Sustainability of marine sector sporting activities and environmental awareness will be considered alongside new and developing technology in the industry.
This programme will be taught in a variety of modes including lectures, practicals, workshops and block delivery involving industry expertise as much as possible. Assessment is via a combination of assignments, presentations, exams, case studies and practical work.

Possible careers available with this qualification:

Activity Centre Management
Equipment Manufacture
Environmental or Sustainable Marine Business

Course details


Indicative Modules Year 1: - Foundations in Sports Science for Marine Sports - Enterprise, Events & Expeditions - Oceanography & Meteorology - Practical Watersports - Production Methods & Materials in Marine Sports - Scientific Techniques. Indicative Modules Year 2: - Investigate Sociology in Marine Sport - Applications of Oceanography - Environmental Impact Assessment - Sport & Exercise Science - Personal & Employability Skills. Options (choose one): - Watersports in Practice - Applications of Computer Aided Design. Indicative Modules Year 3: - Honours Project (40 credits) - Contemporary Issues in Marine Environment Use (20 credits) - Business, Enterprise & Innovation (20 credits) - Applied Sports Science (Performance & Management) (20 credits). Year 3 Optional Modules: - Advanced Design Concepts (20 credits) - Advanced Applications of Oceanography (20 credits).

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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 code 5H21
Institution code C78
Campus name Cornwall College Newquay
Campus code N

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points
A level 64 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 48 points must be at A2-level)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP
Access to HE Diploma 45 credits at level 3
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered.

Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,950 Year 1
EU £8,600 Year 1
International £9,950 Year 1
England £8,600 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,600 Year 1
Scotland £8,600 Year 1
Wales £8,600 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Cornwall College
Tregonissey Road
St Austell
PL25 4DJ

Course contact details

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01209 617698