University of Cumbria has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
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.
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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
|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
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|