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Full Time Marine Biology and Coastal Zone Management, BSc (Honours) - Level 6 (Lancaster University)

Blackpool and The Fylde College

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Marine Biology and Coastal Zone Management, BSc (Honours) - Level 6 (Lancaster University) UCAS Code(s): F710 Qualification Obtained: BSc (Hons) in Marine Biology and Coastal Zone Management About this Course: The course is designed for students who wish to develop a greater understanding or marine and coastal management. The course is practically based with a considerable amount of field and laboratory work. Time is spent working on practical conservation projects guided by a variety of external organisations. A residential fieldwork to Scotland is planned at the end of the first year, that gives students the chance to undertake marine and coastal surveying techniques in a pristine environment. Students have also had the opportunity to take part in a coral reef conservation project in Honduras. The main units of study are as follows: Coastal Geomorphology Marine Biology and Ecology Coastal Ecology Marine and Coastal Planning Environmental Impact Assessment. Entry Requirements: The Foundation Degree course provides the first 2 years of the BSc (Hons) course. Assessment Methods: Practical based course with 'hands on' experiences. Small, dedicated and approachable teaching team. Excellent facilities and location to study in. Employer links giving a wide range of employment opportunities. Assessment is via a variety of means, about half of the course is assessed by the production of coursework or practical write up. Some of the assessment is by poster presentations and oral exam. 'Open book' and 'open resource' exams are used for some Units. 30% of the BSc (Hons) years is assessed by the student producing an individual 'dissertation' on a topic that interests them. Progression: We have Graduates working in the fields of coral reef conservation, fish farming, shell fish monitoring, environmental planning, pollution monitoring, countryside ranger, local council recycling, educational diving and surveying, Teaching (both primary and secondary) to lecturing to Degree level. Our students do well in the employment field due to the practical nature of the course. Environmental management and planning is very much a growth employment area. A wide range of industry, government departments and the voluntary sector offer employment opportunities. Exciting careers are also available abroad. Special Features: In several of the units students may have the opportunity to undertake learning in the conservation workplace environment. However Unit 1/3 provides the means to assess this more formally, over a longer period of placement and experience. As part of this students are required to produce a portfolio of work undertaken at an appropriate local provider. The work undertaken could include any form of environmental management and should mirror the roles (wherever possible) of industry practitioners. The second form of assessment for the WBLinvolves the report produced during a residential fieldwork week. In the past students have been to Knoydart on the West Coast of Scotland, where they work with staff from WA Marine Consulting plc. During this week students are shown a series of survey and data collection techniques, used by industry, to undertake environmental impact assessments. Students use work based survey techniques for example JNCC these are the kind used most commonly by practitioners in industry. The lead onto the BSc 'top up' programme is from the Foundation Degree. The Foundation Degree has been designed to allow students to develop the skills needed for the Honours 'top up' year. Subjects studied at Level I are matured into Level H themes. For example the work undertaken in Unit 2/7 on Coastal Management leads into Unit 3/16, the Management of Coastlines for Sustainable Tourism. Learning objectives that start with fairly broad aims become more specific at Level H. In this example it is not just the collection of data, or the understanding of a concept that is required, but using both together and moving towards a 'given purp

Marine Biology and Coastal Zone Management, BSc (Honours) - Level 6 (Lancaster University) UCAS Code(s): F710 Qualification Obtained: BSc (Hons) in Marine Biology and Coastal Zone Management About this Course: The course is designed for students who wish to develop a greater understanding or marine and coastal management. The course is practically based with a considerable amount of field and...

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