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UCAS CODE: F710

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

  • Location

    Cornwall College Newquay

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

Introduction to the course: This course provides a range of marine science based modules across the physical, chemical and biological disciplines allowing students to develop a deep understanding of the marine environment and the biotic and abiotic interactions within. We will also explore current methods used to monitor and manage these marine resources. This will build on the current links to industry and employers to ensure currency and relevance of material as well as further develop employability skills such as negotiation, team building and networking in our students, skills which are vital for employment in the marine science sector. Ideal for: Students with a passion for the marine environment, a good understanding of science, and an interest in studying how the biotic and abiotic factors interact within this dynamic environment. What to expect: Students can expect taught sessions 3-4 days a week, at the Centre for Applied Zoology, Cornwall College Newquay. They will be required to undertake a minimum period of work experience to enhance their employability skills and build their CV. Students will be assessed through various means including exams, scientific reports, essays, presentations and posters. What you’ll love: Students can expect a boutique university experience; they will have access to specialist equipment and experienced lecturing staff. They will have the opportunity to take part in fieldtrips and practical activities to build a range of skills. They can choose to take part in optional international fieldtrips such as the Bornean Rainforest, Kruger National Park, and Honduras’ cloud forest and coral reefs, for additional cost. Cornwall as a maritime region with a culture heavily influenced by its extensive coastline is the perfect place to develop your passion for the marine environment and develop a network of employment contacts.Progression: Students have the opportunity to progress onto BSc (Hons) Environmental Resource Management, BSc (Hons) Applied Marine Zoology, BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology (with caveats) at Cornwall College Newquay, or BSc (Hons) Environmental Science at University of Plymouth, to achieve a full Bachelors in 3-years.Graduates will progress into work in the marine environment sector, example roles include; marine enforcement officer, marine educator, marine advisor, marine scientist and marine surveyor.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 9,950per year

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University information

Cornwall College

  • Campus address

    Cornwall College, Tregonissey Road, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 4DJ, England

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