Biology - Marine Biology Conversion Programme

University College Cork


Course Name Biology - Marine Biology Conversion Programme
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code PCMBY
Course Type Postgraduate
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: 12 September 2022.
Application Date

Expand+Closing Date: Non-EU Closing Date: 15 June

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Duration 6 months Part-Time

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

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The EU fee for this course is €2,880.
The Non-EU fee for this course is €5,700.

If your course required a deposit, that figure will be deducted from your second semester fee payment in January.

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Entry Requirements

Expand+Candidates must have at least a Second Class Honours Grade I in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) in any discipline.

English Language Requirements
Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university appr...

Course Content

Expand+Course Outline
The Postgraduate Certificate in Marine Biology (Conversion Programme) is a six month part-time programme running from September to March for graduates from non-biological or environmental disciplines unable to meet the entry requireme...

Subjects Taught

Expand+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 cre...

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
+ 353 21 490 4647

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