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


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Course code D458

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Course code D458

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Duration Full-time, 4 Years
Start date September 2021
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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.

Why Choose University of Cumbria

Your studies at our Ambleside campus will be unrivalled - We're the only UK university with a campus within a national park and in an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

So, forget sporadic, end of term field trips and research, you’ll have an abundance of rivers, lakes and coastline on your doorstep to gain plenty of hands-on, practical science throughout every term.

  • Prepared for employment in conservation, environmental and research fields
  • Easy access to the waters of the Lake District and coastal ecosystems
  • Use of up-to-date facilities in our new laboratories
  • Flexibility to customise your learning by selecting modules
  • Practical, taxonomic and analytical capabilities ready for a future in science
  • Exciting, international field trips and placements
  • Great contacts with wildlife, water and conservation organisations to enhance your job prospects
  • Taught by tutors involved in international research, which will enhance your learning

If you have the passion for helping our planet's future, then we’ll help you gain the aquatic environmental knowledge, skills and practical experience you need to graduate as a professional who can make a difference.

So, to become an expert in the conservation world, get started with our unique course.

Study Options

We also offer this course without an integrated foundation year or with a year-long placement.

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Graduate destinations

Due to the lack of graduates in aquatic sciences, you will 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.