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Tropical Marine Biology Short Course (September 2017)




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: £2299 (includes cost of flights and accommodation)
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 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 desgined 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 short course will give you the opportunity to learn the theory of tropical marine biology in a field setting, giving a hands-on, real life experience of field ecology.

  • To give you the opportunity to see one of the most biodiverse habitats in the world and understand how the coral reefs in particular are being affected 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 which aims to widen your participation, furthermore encouraging group work and collaboration.

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