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

  • This course provides you with a deeper understanding of marine ecology and the legislative frameworks for marine conservation
  • Career relevant skills are developed through techniques such as GIS and data analysis with various fieldwork opportunities throughout the units
  • The majority of your teaching will take place at BU’s Talbot Campus, however two of the units (at least one day a week), is spent at Kingston Maurward College in Dorchester, which has secured significant recent investment. 

Find out more about the content of this course.

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.   

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

Key information

Next start date:

September 2024, September 2025


Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus and Kingston Maurward College


1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Required subjects:

Marine Ecology & Conservation, Marine Science

Entry requirements:

For September 2024 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 2024 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.