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
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 9 September 2019
Application Date

Expand+Applications for 2019 start dates will open on November 1st 2018.

EU Applicants: UCC operates a rounds closing date system for the majority of postgraduate taught courses, which means we offer places four times a year on a rolling basis. Some cour...

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1. Choose Course

Firstly choose your course. Applicants can apply for up to three courses under one application. Details of taught courses are available on our online prospectus.

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Duration 6 months Part-Time

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

Expand+Candidates must have at least a 2h1 Honours degree in any discipline.

If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme ple...

Course Content

Expand+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 direct entry onto ...

Subjects Taught Students take four taught modules to the value of 30 credits as follows:

BL6010 Characteristics of the Marine Environment (5 credits)

BL6012 Marine Megafauna (10 credits)

BL6016 Marine Ecology and Conservation (10 Credits)

BL6019 Ecological Applications of Geographical Information Systems (5 credits)
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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