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Full time Foundation Degree in Marine Ecology and Conservation AC078

Kingston Maurward College

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Foundation Degree in Marine Ecology and Conservation AC078 QualificationFdSc Marine Ecology and Conservation Qualification Level Level : 4 What do these levels mean? Duration : 26 weeks (full time) Times : 4 days / week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday for 2 years Dates : 28.09.09 - 21.05.10 (Year 1) Run by : Animal Care Department. Tutor : Dr Laurence Stone Awarding Body Bournemouth University Is it right for me? Marine ecology is an integrative science that studies the basic structural and functional relationships within and among living populations and their physical'chemical environments in marine ecosystems. It is a discipline which draws on all the major fields within the biological sciences, focusing on specific organisms as well as particular environments. The importance of conserving marine species and ecosystems is growing as a consequence of human activities (including over'fishing, over'utilisation, degradation and loss of coastal and marine habitats, introduction of non'native species) and the intensification of global climate change. As a result, the field of marine conservation and the management of marine species and ecosystems to prevent their decline are more important that ever before. UCAS Course Code : F710 What qualifications will I need? 80 UCAS points ' normally A level in a Biological or Environmental Science or an average merit grade at National Diploma in Animal Management, Advanced National Certificate in Animal Care or National Award in Marine Wildlife and Conservation. GCSEs in Maths, English, Biological Science. Mature entry is actively encouraged and relevant work experience will be considered in place of formal qualifications. What will I be learning about? Year 1 ' Level C: Conservation ecology Study and research skills Legislation and ethics Principles of animal behaviour Introductory marine biology Environmental marine animal physiology Marine environmental science Work based learning Year 2 ' Level I: Specialist research project Marine and coastal conservation Coastal processes and geomorphology Zoology of marine invertebrates Zoology of marine vertebrates Aquaculture, health and welfare What is involved? This 2 year full time course requires 3 days per week attendance at Kingston Maurward College and includes a 300 hour industry placement prior to starting year 2. The course is presented through a combination of lectures, discussions, assignments, practical activities, visiting guest speakers, specialist visits and work experience. Students can also expect to attend a study tour. Where will it take me? This qualification offers excellent employment opportunities in the areas of marine conservation organisations, aquariums, fish health and disease organisations and marine conservation education. What is next? BSc (Hons) Ecology and Wildlife Conservation or BSc (Hons) Marine and Coastal Management How will I be assessed? A combination of assignments, presentations, course work, vocational practicals, case studies and written examinations. How much will it cost? Higher Education course Money Matters Notes Scuba diving qualifications are available. Several field trips will be incorporated into the course and there will be an opportunity to attend a Study Tour. Higher Education Science Summer School Kingston Maurward has been running for the last 4 years, a 5 day ??-crash course?? in introductory bioscience theory and practice. This is principally for mature students who may have been out of education for some time or show sufficient academic ability but lack subject specific knowledge. However, this is also open to any Foundation Degree applicant who may feel that they are a little weak in science. Runs in the last full week in July (subject to confirmation)

Foundation Degree in Marine Ecology and Conservation AC078 QualificationFdSc Marine Ecology and Conservation Qualification Level Level : 4 What do these levels mean? Duration : 26 weeks (full time) Times : 4 days / week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday for 2 years Dates : 28.09.09 - 21.05.10 (Year 1) Run by : Animal Care Department. Tutor : Dr Laurence Stone Awarding Body Bournemouth University Is it...

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