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BSc (Hons) Marine and Freshwater Conservation (with integrated foundation year)

Bachelor (ISCED 2011 level 6)


Duration 8 semesters
Cost UK and EU £9,250; Students from outside the EU £10,500† per year

With a shortage of marine and freshwater scientists in the UK, there’s never been a better time to study to become a future expert in the world of aquatic conservation.

Our foundation year will build a solid base in scientific, intellectual, investigative skills and knowledge, enabling you to progress onto the BSc Marine and Freshwater degree.

Our unique course, created with the guidance of professional environmental consultants and aquatic scientists, enables you to study freshwater and marine conservation together in one degree.

You’ll be guided through the wonderful range of marine and freshwater environments to be found on our planet, from upland springs and freshwater lakes, through to deep sea trenches.

Year 1- You'll build a solid base in scientific, intellectual and investigative skills and knowledge, which will be expanded upon during the rest of the course.

Year 2- You’ll study 6 modules to give you a fundamental understanding of biodiversity and its conservation.

Year 3 & 4 - You'll study the processes controlling the behaviour and characteristics of aquatic habitats, their plants and animals. Plus, there’s the opportunity to get on-the-job experience in the field, with a UK or international placement.

You also get the chance to choose from a range of modules to suit your interests. But, whatever you choose, you will always benefit from laboratory-based teaching to boost your practical and analytical skills, which will enhance your chances of employment.

If you want the expertise to become successful in the conservation world, take advantage of our course and get started on a career in the aquatic sciences now.

Structural components
Internship/Workplace experience
International component
Laboratory training
Practical/Field work
Research Project

ISCED Categories

Ocean Literacy
Conservation and environmental management
Physical and chemical oceanography