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Tropical Marine Biology Course (Sep 17) - Flights not included




This short course gives you the opportunity to explore the marine ecosystem associated with tropical reefs in the Maldives. A blended teaching style of lectures, practical demonstrations and self-directed study allows you to get the most out of your time here and ensures you cover a wide range of skill sets to lead you into careers associated with marine biology and coral reefs in particular.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Biology, Zoology or Joint Honours at the University of Derby. You will need a valid passport for travel.
HOW THE COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT: Blended face-to-face - off-site teaching.
PRICE: £1599 (flights not included - see long description for more information)
DATES: 02/09/2017 - 13/09/2017
QUALIFICATIONS/CERTIFICATES RECD: Certificate of attendance and 20 module credits transferable to your institution if you complete the required paperwork (presentation and paper style written piece). Note: you do not need to complete the coursework to attend but you do to acquire the credit bearing certificate.


Detailed Description

This product does not include flights to the Maldives. Use this product to book a space on the course if you are making your own travel arrangements.

If you are travelling from Derby, please see the product listed at http://unishop.derby.ac.uk/product-catalogue/college-of-life-natural-sciences/short-courses/tropical-marine-biology-short-course-september-2017 which does include flights.


This short course aims to introduce tropical marine biology and more specifically coral reef ecology to you, giving you a broad range of knowledge in this area. It is designed to give a blend of lectures and field experience allowing those with little knowledge to get up to speed whilst still providing a novel learning experience for those with background knowledge in this area.

This module will give you the opportunity to learn the theory of tropical marine biology in a field setting giving hands on real life experience of field ecology.

    • To give you the participant the opportunity to see one of the most biodiverse habitats in the world and understand how the coral reefs in particular are being effected by climate change
    • Offer a broad range of field-based skills which will give you a unique base line understanding of the whole of coral reef ecology.
  • Offer flexible learning opportunities (with the independent study aspect built in) which aims to widen your participation, furthermore encouraging group work/collaboration.

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