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

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.

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

Please note: We are still accepting applications for this course for September 2021 entry.

Why study BSc (Hons) Marine Ecology and Conservation (Top-up) at BU?

  • This course will provide new legislative contexts for conservation, as well as further fieldwork opportunities and chances to learn about the ecology of marine mammals
  • You will be introduced to new contexts for understanding conservation in the marine environment, such as UK habitat directives and legislation and policy frameworks
  • The majority of your teaching will take place at BU’s Talbot Campus, however you will undertake fieldwork and spend at least one day a week at Kingston Maurward College. 

Find out more about the content of this course.

For September 2021 entry: in order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in industry to benefit our students we regularly review all of our courses.This course is currently going through this process and we will update this page in March 2021 to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded. 

The importance of marine conservation 

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.   

Key information

Next start date:

September 2021, September 2022

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus and Kingston Maurward College

Duration:

1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Required subjects:

Marine Ecology & Conservation, Marine Science

Entry requirements:

For September 2021 and September 2022 entry: Foundation Degree with 60% or above in a required subject or HND with Merit or above in a required subject. For more information check out our entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

For September 2021 and September 2022 entryIf 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 expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit.

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 905kb)

Your application

Entry requirements

We have outlined our entry requirements below using the most common qualifications that we consider for this course. If your qualification is not listed below, please contact our Future Students Enquiry Team who can advise accordingly. You can also find out more about how we consider your application in our offer-making process section.

2021 and 2022 entry

Required subjects

Marine Ecology & Conservation, Marine Science

Foundation degree or HND This course requires a Foundation Degree with 60% or above in a required subject or HND with Merit or above in a required subject.

International entry requirements

You can find details of the international qualifications we accept, and what level of study they apply to, on our entry requirements for non-UK students' page.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:

For September 2021 and September 2022 entry: IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

View further information about our English language requirements.

If you do not meet the English language requirement for your degree then why not join our Pre-Sessional English course? Successful completion of our Pre-Sessional English course will meet your English language requirement.

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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.

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

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