Biology - Marine Biology Conversion Programme

University College Cork

 

Course Name Biology - Marine Biology Conversion Programme
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CKU14
Course Type Postgraduate
Qualifications
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Minor Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Minor National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters PG Cert
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: 7 September 2020
Application Date

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Duration 6 months Part-Time

The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 6 months.

This part time 30 credit programme will run from September to the end of March. Two modules (BL6012 and BL6016) will run from September to December with examinations in December and two modules (BL6019 and BL6025) will run from mid- January to the end of February with an examination at the end of February.
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Entry Requirements

Expand+Candidates must have at least a 2H1 Honours degree in any discipline.

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Comment Course Practicalities
The core teaching team on this course are from the School of BEES and include researchers with expertise in marine mammal biology, fisheries and aquaculture, intertidal and subtidal ecology, seabird ecology, marine conservation, shellfish disease and immunology. The core team are supported by occasional visiting and guest lecturers.
Course Content

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The Postgraduate Certificate in Marine Biology (Conversion Programme) is a part-time programme running from September to March for graduates from non-biological or environmental disciplines unable to meet the entry requirements for di...

Subjects Taught Students take four taught modules to the value of 30 credits as follows:
• BL6012 Marine Megafauna (10 credits)
• BL6016 Marine Ecology and Conservation (10 Credits)
• BL6019 Ecological Applications of Geographical Information Systems (5 credits)
• BL6025 Innovation and Ocean Sustainability (5 credits)
Assessment Method There will be continuous assessment associated with all four modules on the programme and it is expected that students will also need to do significant reading of texts and scientific journals in their own time during the programme to show their wider knowledge of the subject matter.
Number of Credits 30
Careers or Further Progression Skills and Careers Information
As well as a number of professionally certified courses that will be provided throughout the course, students will also gain a variety of technical skills associated with research and computer skills (GIS in particular). Many transferable skills are also fostered through different learning approaches, including critical thinking, problem solving, report writing, oral presentations, statistical analysis, independent research and time management.
Further Enquiries Contact details for this course
Dr. Rob McAllen
r.mcallen@ucc.ie
+ 353 21 490 4647
http://www.ucc.ie/en/bees/

Christine Dennehy
c.dennehy@ucc.ie
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