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BSc (Hons) Marine and Freshwater Conservation (with sandwich year)

Bachelor (ISCED 2011 level 6)


Duration 8 semesters
Cost UK and EU £9,250; Students from outside the EU £10,500† per year

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.

So, we’ve designed you a unique course - with the guidance of professional environmental consultants and aquatic scientists - so you can study freshwater and marine conservation together in one degree.

Our course offers a four-year 'sandwich-route' mode of study, giving you the opportunity to undertake a one-year placement between your second and third year. So, you’ll get the real world experience you need to put your studies into focus, as well as understand how your degree can help you in gaining a career.

You'll be guided through the wonderful range of marine and freshwater environments to be found on our planet, from upland springs and freshwater lakes, through rivers to the sea and down to the ocean to deep water trenches (and everything in between!). We'll study the physical and chemical processes controlling the behaviour and characteristics of aquatic habitats, as well as the fascinating plants and animals which live within them.

You will learn the key skills needed for a career in the aquatic sciences, gaining plenty of laboratory practice and fieldwork experience through hands-on learning around the Lake District.

Structural components
Internship/Workplace experience
International component
Laboratory training
Practical/Field work
Research Project

ISCED Categories

Ocean Literacy
Conservation and environmental management
Physical and chemical oceanography