Careers in Marine Biology and Ecology are some of the most sought-after jobs, providing the opportunity to travel the world and explore the wonder of the oceans as part of your day to day work.
Whether your dreams involve living on tropical islands protecting reefs, studying 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 ideal starting place.
The Marine Biology & Ecology Level 3 Diploma at Falmouth Marine School benefits from a long history of teaching, specialist equipment, and a wealth of teaching expertise.
Our facilities are unique at college level, with no other course in the UK offering the same opportunities and resources.
Whether 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 and provides the perfect opportunity for anyone looking to stand-out and develop a bright future in marine environment sciences.
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 also will be given the opportunity to study marine species, both in the natural environment and in the laboratory, including the physiology and anatomy of marine wildlife, evolutionary biology and behaviour, as well as quantitative ecology.
This broad range of study means that 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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