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Marine and Freshwater Conservation (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

During the Marine and Freshwater Conservation (Hons) program from University of Cumbria you will live and learn close to the shores of Windermere, on our friendly Ambleside campus in the stunning Lake District, where you will be surrounded by a picturesque patchwork of more than 150 lofty peaks, 16 lakes, an abundance of rivers - all home to unique habitats and wildlife.

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 aquatic scientist who can make a difference.

Career:

Due to the lack of graduates in aquatic sciences, you'll be highly desired amongst employers for your specialist skills. There will be plenty of career opportunities across the environmental and conservation industry, including work as an Ecologist, Game Warden, Hydrologist, Pollution Manager, Marine Biologist, Conservation Officer...the list goes on and on!

You might work in a laboratory analysing samples, or out in the field managing habitats. Perhaps a job as a diving instructor or tourist guide would be more your thing. You may even want to take your studies further and work towards becoming an aquatic science researcher. Whatever your career aspirations, your degree will be invaluable to putting you on the right path.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biodiversity Monitoring
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • Freshwater Ecology
  • Marine Ecology
  • Evolution and Biogeography
  • Conservation Genetics
  • Geographic Information Systems

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

96-112 UCAS tariff points. 

Potential to succeed can be measured in a number of ways including academic qualifications and skills obtained outside academic study such as work experience.  We have a points range so we can take into account all of the information on your application form and adjust the offer from the evidence provided.

  • A-level in Biology or Applied Science at grade C or above. We can also accept BTEC/City and Guild Extended Diploma in Animal Management (or equivalent qualification).
  • GCSE (or equivalent) in English, Maths and Science at grade C/4 or above is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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