What will I learn?
Marine ecology and conservation systems are studied in depth in this programme as you explore the impact of factors such as coastal developments, over-fishing, non-native species and worldwide climate change.
The course includes significant work experience in marine aquaculture, coastal fisheries, marine aquaria and research establishments both at home and abroad.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment is primarily by coursework, including practical portfolios, laboratory reports, case studies and essay style assignments, plus three formal exams. Research opportunities are also a feature, often enabling data collection within organisations such as the Environment Agency.
Where can I go from here?
You can progress to the BSc (Hons) Top-up in Marine Biology at the University of Portsmouth, or enter the industry. Sparsholt students now work in national wildlife trusts and marine research.
Each year includes an assessed work placement unit
• Intro to Aquatic Ecology
• Science and Animal Physiology
• Academic Skills including IT
• Marine Conservation Biology
• Marine Ecology and Marine Fisheries Management
• Biodiversity and Evolution or Diving Skills (option unit)
• Introductory Science
• Work Practice
• Aquatic Population Ecology and Conservation
• Marine Animal Science including Anatomy and Physiology
• Marine Aquaculture
• Marine Organisms and Ecosystems
• Applied Industrial Research including Data Analysis
• Population and Ecology
• Work Practice 2
A Level Two A Level passes, including one at grade C or above which should be in a science
BTEC Extended Diploma MMP
City & Guilds Ext. Diploma P + 6 units at Merit or above
BTEC Diploma MM
City & Guilds Diploma M
Access to HE A satisfactory pass in a relevant Access course with 45 credits at Level 3 with Science units at Merit
International Baccalaureate Appropriate IB Certificates considered
GCSE Maths and English at grade C/4 or above or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English.