BSc (Hons) Marine & Freshwater Conservation

If you want to explore and protect life beneath the waves, then this course will give you the knowledge and skills you need to preserve the biodiversity of aquatic environments. We have worked in consultation with a wide range of aquatic and environmental experts to ensure you gain everything you need to go into a career in aquatic conservation.

You’ll be guided through the wonderful range of marine and freshwater environments to be found on our planet, from upland springs and freshwater lakes, through rivers to the sea and down in┬áthe ocean to deep water trenches. We’ll study the physical and chemical processes controlling the behaviour and characteristics of aquatic habitats, as well as the fascinating plants and animals which live within them.

You will learn the key skills needed for a career in the aquatic sciences, gaining plenty of laboratory practice and fieldwork experience through hands-on learning around the stunning setting of the Lake District.

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University of Cumbria


Full Time


Marine Conservation



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