Working in Marine Biology and Marine Ecology are some of the most sought-after jobs. Whether it’s living on tropical islands to dive and protect their reefs, studying behaviour of mega-fauna such as sharks, observing the movement of whales in the arctic or monitoring fisheries in coast off the Isles of Scillies, this course is the starting place for people interested in seeing if this area offers a career for them.
With a long history of teaching the marine sciences, the Marine Biology & Ecology course at Falmouth Marine School has specialist equipment, expertise and opportunities for anyone looking to stand-out and develop for a future in the marine environment sciences.
Its facilities are unique at college level, with no other course in the UK offering the same opportunities and resources to teach such a specialist programme of study. Whether this be on the boat learning about marine surveying techniques, in the laboratory practicing identification, or using the different aquaculture/fish tanks in the wet lab, this course offers something special.
What You Will Learn
You will learn about the systems and management of marine species, as well as theories of conservation and techniques of protecting marine species. You will be given the opportunity to study marine species, both in the natural environment but also in the laboratory, including physiology and anatomy of marine wildlife, evolutionary biology and behaviour, as well as quantitative ecology.
The broad range of study means you get to see all the avenues available for future work and study, with lots of opportunities for gaining new skills and strengths academically.
“I was able to carry out 2 work placements one at Blue reef aquarium in Newquay and the other at Sea life Birmingham. Here I learnt the basics in fishkeeping as well as the desirable skills needed to gain employment in public aquariums.”
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