Marine Biology and Coastal Zone Management - BSc Hons Degree - Topup

Course Code: ES1HE04
UCAS Code: F710

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Start DateLocationDuration / Fees
14/09/2020University Centre1 Year / £7,925Apply

Course Overview

Our BSc Hons in Marine Biology and Coastal Zone Management tops up graduates of the foundation course to a full BSc Hons in this sector. This qualification is ideally constructed to provide the students with a genuine research dissertation, with past students creating large scale local studies and generating further research and scientific study using their findings. Following successful completion of this course, graduates can go on to study post-graduate courses, or go into scientific employment. The experiences gained with employers throughout this course will be invaluable, and students will gain a real experience of industry and numerous links to potential employers. This course is validated by Lancaster University.

Entry Requirements

To do this course you will need to have achieved a minimum of a pass in our Foundation Degree Marine Biology and Coastal Zone Management.

Qualification Obtained

BSc (Hons) Marine Biology and Coastal Zone Management

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods


Most courses are assessed via a combination of coursework and exams – the percentage weighting of each of these is outlined below. Coursework might range from written tasks and assignments to the collation of a portfolio of evidence based around a work placement. Coursework differs from exams in that it is usually non-timed and carried out independently.


Exams are formal, timed written assessments, carried out in a controlled environment and overseen by one or more invigilators. They assess your grasp of the theory and underpinning knowledge related to your chosen career area. The opposite of practicals, they require you to set out your practical understanding within an academic context. Some courses have no exams – the exam/coursework ratio is outlined below.


Practical assessments identify your technical ability to apply theory to hands-on tasks in your chosen career area. They can be timed or non-timed and involve observation of your practical skills and competencies, either in a work-based environment or a dedicated College setting that closely resembles the workplace. Practical work-based assessments are supported and carried out by a trained assessor.

Assessment MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6

Course Structure

Level 6 Modules

Environmental Impact AssessmentES6MD00620Mandatory
Genetics and Molecular BiologyES6MD00710Mandatory
Marine Ecology and Fisheries ScienceES6MD00820Mandatory
Biology Marine Mammals and ReptilesES6MD00910Mandatory
Management of Coastlines Sustain TourismES6MD01020Mandatory

Teaching and Learning Methods

Scheduled Learning

Scheduled time relates to the time you spend in directed study with the guidance and support of our academic tutors. Scheduled learning can take a variety of forms and will vary from one course to the next, but may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, project supervision, demonstrations, studio or workshop time, fieldwork and external visits.

Independent Study

Higher education courses rely on students undertaking work outside of formal, scheduled sessions and this is generally categorised as independent study. Independent study might include preparation for scheduled sessions, follow-up work, wider reading or practice, completion of assessment tasks and revision.


Many of the degree programmes at B&FC incorporate opportunities for work placements to provide you with the opportunity to link your studies to relevant professional practice in a real work environment. Our programme teams are able to offer support in securing an appropriate work placement where it forms part of your programme, and will work closely with you during the placement to ensure that the opportunity allows you to develop personally, professionally and academically.

Learning MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

Programme Handbook

Programme Specification

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