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BSc (Hons) Marine Ecology and Conservation - Top-up

  • UCAS Code:
    W6H4
  • Institution:
    B50
  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions

This top-up degree will build on Foundation courses in Marine, Freshwater or Coastal Conservation to provide a university experience and opportunity to co-create research with academics in the discipline. It provides new legislative contexts for conservation, as well as further fieldwork opportunities and chances to learn about ecology of charismatic megafauna.

The importance of the conservation and management of marine and coastal environments cannot be ignored, as human intervention and climate change increasingly impact on the decline of fisheries and protected areas. Anyone choosing a career in this discipline will need to be aware of current themes, debates and concerns, and of the contribution of marine ecology to current debates and controversies. You will be introduced to new contexts for understanding conservation in the marine environment, such as UK habitat directives and legislation and policy frameworks.

Although the majority of your teaching will take place at BU’s Talbot Campus, you will undertake fieldwork and spend at least one day a week at Kingston Maurward College, which is a stone's throw from the beautiful West Dorset Heritage Coast.

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Key information

Next start date:

September 2019, September 2020

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus and Kingston Maurward College

Duration:

1 year

Required subjects:

Foundation degree (FdSc) Marine Ecology & Conservation or equivalent

Entry requirements:

For 2019 entry: Foundation Degree with 55% or above in a required subject. HND with Merit or above in a required subject.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.0 (Academic) with minimum 5.5 in each component or above. For more information check out our international entry requirements.

Course details

On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant business expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry including many of our alumni.

The course provides in depth understanding of subjects of general public interest in marine biology, such as marine mammals.

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed by coursework culminating in your final year research project, and you will also undertake group work and written exams. The assessment methods for each unit can be found in the programme specification for your course.

Download the programme specification (pdf 1.2mb)

Your application

Entry requirements

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Costs and fees

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. You can find full information about funding your studies and paying your fees in our undergraduate fees and funding section. That’s also where you’ll find information about the scholarships and bursaries on offer – including unlimited Academic Excellence Scholarships for UK, EU and International students.

Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise, and we’re committed to ensuring there are no hidden extra costs while you’re at university – that’s why we’re clear about what you can expect us to cover, and what your cost of living will be. You’ll also find you could benefit from a range of discounts as a student.

Find out more about budgeting and living expenses

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. You may also benefit from guest lectures from industry, including our alumni. Please note that teaching staff can change.

Course changes