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Overview
 

Prior study is not a prerequisite - you just need a passion for the subject matter!

Our brand-new Marine Biology study pack will give you a thorough grounding in the fascinating and stimulating subject of life in the sea. You will learn all of the underpinning knowledge required for pursuing a career in Marine Biology, or perhaps getting involved in any of the pastimes and sports associated with the sea, including sub aqua diving, Maritime archaeology, Marine conservation, and many others. The ocean is explored as an ecological habitat, and the incredible way aquatic animals, flora and fauna have evolved and adapted to be able to live, breed and flourish in the harsh marine environment. The seas all over the earth, from the Arctic north and Antarctic South to the Equator, and from the sunlit surface to the pitch black of the deepest ocean trenches, are examined in detail. Perhaps the most interesting part of the materials deal with the human impact on the marine ecosystem.

MATERIALS
 

One of the key benefits of studying with My Distance Learning College is that, unlike other distance learning providers, we deliver the entire package of learning materials in a single dispatch.

This enables our students to get a real feel for the overall structure and content of the study pack, and chart their progress much more effectively. The modular method of delivery favoured by other providers fragments the learning process and actively prevents students from moving faster through sections they are more confident with, or taking more time over the deeper concepts that require more thought and comprehension.

REQUIREMENTS
 

A reasonable level of literacy is required, but there are no entry restrictions.

You just need a keen interest in the subject, and will ideally have studied the subject or ancillary disciplines at a lower level if you want to progress quickly.

Non-Regulated Qualification Endorsed by Focus Awards under the FQP Scheme
 

This is a non-regulated qualification endorsed by Focus Awards under their Focus on Quality Provision (FQP) Scheme.

Focus Awards is a member of the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) and is regulated by Ofqual. Established 2011, Focus Awards is founded on three core values – Honesty, Integrity and Fairness – that underpin everything they do.

The FQP scheme is designed to give endorsement to non-regulated qualifications in a wide range of subjects. On successful completion you will receive a Focus Awards Certificate of Achievement and a Diploma from My Distance Learning College.

Although the materials are comprehensive and informative, we do expect you to carry out your own investigations. After all, if you are not prepared to do your own research, you should be asking yourself if this is the right subject choice for you!

Although, there are no entry requirements, you do need a reasonable level of literacy to be able to both understand the concepts introduced, and get the most out of the materials.

EXCLUSIVE HIGH-VALUE PACKAGE FOR STUDENTS - FREE!
 

When you become a Student of My Distance Learning College you are eligible to receive the following:

1. A fully functioning business website, with free personal domain name and hosting for one year worth at least £175

2. Personal listing in an online directory exclusively for graduates of My Distance Learning College, which lets the world know of your success and achievement - worth £39.99

3. Career consultancy and free CV appraisal by one of the industry leaders in the UK - worth £64.99

4. Employment tools, including expert advice on interview preparation - worth at least £67

Total Value is a minimum of £346.98 –

What are you waiting for – order TODAY and get your career into overdrive!

Great news! We are now able to offer a next day delivery service that provides you with a specific time slot by email or SMS for when your study pack will arrive. No more sitting in all day!

The Ocean Takes Shape

Life Evolves

Continental Drift

The Major Oceans

An Ocean is Born

An Ocean Dies

Consequences

Reversal

Basic Oceanography

Ocean Structure

Benthos

Ocean Zones

Major Habitats in the Ocean

Intertidal Zone

Challenges in the Intertidal Zone

Marine Life in the Intertidal Zone

Threats to the Intertidal Zone

The Polar Regions

Location and Countries in the Polar Regions

Weather

Mangroves

Marine Life in Mangroves

Threats to Mangroves

Sea grasses, or Sea Grass Beds

Sea grass Marine Life

Threats to Sea Grasses

Reefs

Coral Reef Formation

Major Types of Reefs

Tropical Coral Reefs

Cold Water Corals

Marine Life in a Coral Reef

Nudibranch

Threats to Coral Reefs

Pelagic Zone

Marine Life in the Pelagic Zone

The Deep Sea

Ocean Depth

Challenges Faced by Marine Life in the Deep Sea

Marine Life Found in the Deep Sea

Anglerfish

Pseudoliparis amblystomopsis

Hydrothermal Vents

What Are Hydrothermal Vents?

Types of Hydrothermal Vents

Where Are Hydrothermal Vents Found?

Kelp Forests

Ecosystem Architecture

Threats to Kelp Forests

Polar Regions

The Chemistry of Seawater and its Physical Properties

Salinity

Geochemistry

Compositional Differences from Freshwater

The Hydrologic Cycle

Human Consumption

Standard

Human Impacts

The physics of Light and Sound Propagation in the Ocean

Sound

Underwater Acoustics

Features of Underwater Sound Propagation

Speed of Sound Underwater

General Frequency Changes Underwater

Scattering and Reflection in Water Surface

Scattering and Reflection on the Seafloor

Application of Underwater Acoustics in Nature

Human Application of Underwater Acoustics

Sonar

Underwater Communication and Data Transfer

Marine Biology

Measurements

Sound speed

Comparison with Airborne Sound Levels

Hearing Sensitivity

Light

The Dynamics of Tides and Major Currents

Physics of Currents

Coastal Currents

Open Ocean Currents

Currents: Measurements and Data

How Life Evolved in the Ocean

Monoplacophora

Agnathan

Doliodus

Cooksonia

Tiktaalik

The Point of Origin

The Ingredients

Animals that Live in these Habitats

Food Webs in the Sea

Level One: Photoautotrophs

Phytoplankton

Sea grasses

Level Two: Herbivores

Level Three: Carnivores

Level Four: Top Predators

Alternative Food Chains

Marine Phytoplankton and Zooplankton

The Importance of Plankton

How does Plankton Underpin the Marine Food Web?

Primary Productivity

Marine Food Webs

Trophic levels

Producers

Consumers

Migration Patterns of Zooplankton

Endogenous Factors

Exogenous Factors

Types of Vertical Migration

Reasons for Vertical Migration

Significance with the Biological Pump

Global Distribution Patterns of Plankton

Differences from Season to Season

Differences from Year to Year

How life is Adapted to the Harsh Marine Environment

Salt Regulation:

Oxygen:

Temperatures:

Water Pressure:

Wind and Waves

Light

The Structures and Adaptations to Marine Living

Mola Mola

Reptiles

Mammals

Animals with Shells

Chiton

Biological Systems

Osmoregulation

Thermoregulation

Aquatic Locomotion of Marine Mammals

Aquatic Locomotion of Fish

Aquatic Locomotion of Marine Reptiles

Terrestrial Locomotion

Respiration

Solutions

Carbon Dioxide Release

Reproduction

Life Cycles

The Marine Life Cycle

Simple versus Complex Life Cycles

A Simple Life Cycle

A Complex Life Cycle

Life Cycle Pressures

Sexual or Asexual?

Seasons and Rhythms

Habitat use by Marine Organisms

Types of Marine Life Cycles

Microscopic Life Cycles

Marine Plant Life Cycles

Bacteria versus Multicellular Organisms

Fish

Fisheries

Pollution

Threats

Eutrophication

Introduced Species

Ocean Acidification

Environmental & Socioeconomic Impacts

The Impacts of Over-fishing

Open Access Fisheries

Poor Fisheries Management

Pirate Fishing

Subsidies

Lack of Protected Areas

Marine Life Imbalance

Decreased Food Security

Economic Loss

When you have successfully completed your studies you will receive a certificate of achievement in Marine Biology from Focus Awards.

This is a non-regulated qualification which is endorsed by Focus Awards under the FQP scheme. They are not nationally recognised qualifications; on successful completion of your studies you will receive a Focus Awards Certificate of Achievement and a Diploma from MyDistance Learning College.

Focus Awards is regulated as an Awarding Organisation by Ofqual, the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Non-regulated qualifications endorsed under the FQP scheme are ideal for professionals required to demonstrate commitment to CPD (Continuous Professional Development), and for those wanting to gain specialist knowledge of a particular subject.

Who is this for?
 

The materials are designed to be studied from home by distance learning, at your own pace and in your own time. You will be introduced to the different forms of writing, shown how to develop your own style and research and deliver compelling content. In any form of writing, from articles and blog posts to novels and technical documents, content is key.

What will I cover?
 

Your studies will cover the areas of study listed above through detailed exploration of the subject matter. You will also receive tasks and prompts for further personal exploration and research to carry out so that you can gauge how much you have learned. There are plenty of examples to help you but personal research is a prerequisite, so be prepared to use your initiative to fully answer the assignments.

Is it accredited?
 

This is a non-regulated qualification endorsed by Focus Awards under the FQP scheme.

Although the learning materials are comprehensive and informative, we do expect you to carry out your own investigations. After all, if you are not prepared to do your own research, you should be asking yourself if this is the right subject choice for you!

Your work is not graded; assignments are simply identified as Pass, Fail or Referred. For assignments not passed at first attempt, your tutor will advise on the improvements to be made to obtain a Pass on a reworking. A certificate of achievement will be issued by Focus Awards on successful completion of all the assignments.

Is this a nationally recognised qualification?
 

No, this is a non-regulated qualification which has been endorsed by Focus Awards under their FQP scheme

What will my studies prepare me for?
 

The learning materials and accompanying tasks will help you to develop the necessary knowledge and confidence to successfully complete the tutor marked assignments. The tasks are designed to encourage you to apply your knowledge, and help you to develop relevant research and academic writing skills.

How do I send in my work?
 

You email your assignments one at a time for marking. This enables your tutor to properly assess the standard and style of your work for each section, and give you feedback which will be used on your next assignment; a process of continuous improvement. On obtaining feedback and comment you will either move on to the next assignment or review and rework the one you submitted.

If I fail an assignment can I retake it?
 

Yes, your tutor will ask you to resubmit your assignment and give you some pointers as to where you could improve.

What do I receive once I enrol?
 

We will send you ALL the learning materials. This consists of a folder and Study Guide, plus a package of bonus materials and items to enhance your learning experience.

Is there a time limit or any deadlines?
 

Your studies should be completed within 12 months, but can be extended for a small fee if your tutor supports your request. As a rough guide, depending on your circumstances and commitment, you can complete your studies in about 100 study hours. There are no other deadlines to meet.

Is there a word count for my assignments?
 

Although a word count is not given for the tutor marked assignments, it is important that you demonstrate to your tutor that you have fully understood the questions; a comprehensive Study Guide is included with your materials. Many students start slowly at first, but your tutor will give guidance to help and encourage you to improve.

Do I need a computer to complete my studies?
 

Yes, you will need access to email and the internet to submit assignments and do research. Most students also find word-processing their assignments is much more convenient than writing by hand.

Are the learning materials paper-based or online?
 

If you select the hardcopy option above, your materials are paper-based and come in a sturdy folder. Alternatively, start your studies immediately and save £££’s by studying exclusively online, with full access to your learning materials and tutor support, studying has never been easier!

What is marine biology?

Marine biology is the focus on the study of oceans, seas and all life that lives there (plants and animals). Oceanographers have very similar roles as marine biologists but they solely focus on oceans and seas.

What does a marine biologist do on a day to day basis?

A marine biologists looks closely at plant and animal life within seas and oceans. Much of the work is based on research and findings on investigations or projects that take place. You would be expected to write reports on these findings and publish them.

What are the entry requirements to work in marine biology?

Employers would expect you to have a first/second class honours degree in maths or a science related subject. You would then have to undertake a Master’s degree in Oceanography or Marine Biology. In order to study at degree level you are usually expected to have five GCSE’s A*-C level including maths, English and science. You would then need three A-Levels one which would have to be science related. Please be aware different universities have different entry requirements.

What can I expect to earn working in marine biology?

Starting salaries for marine biologists can be between £18,000 - £25,000 a year.

Experiences marine biologists can earn around £38,000 to £44,000 a year

Level 3 Marine Biology

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Overview
 

Prior study is not a prerequisite - you just need a passion for the subject matter!

Our brand-new Marine Biology study pack will give you a thorough grounding in the fascinating and stimulating subject of life in the sea. You will learn all of the underpinning knowledge required for pursuing a career in Marine Biology, or perhaps getting involved in any of the pastimes and sports associated with the sea, including sub aqua diving, Maritime archaeology, Marine conservation, and many others. The ocean is explored as an ecological habitat, and the incredible way aquatic animals, flora and fauna have evolved and adapted to be able to live, breed and flourish in the harsh marine environment. The seas all over the earth, from the Arctic north and Antarctic South to the Equator, and from the sunlit surface to the pitch black of the deepest ocean trenches, are examined in detail. Perhaps the most interesting part of the materials deal with the human impact on the marine ecosystem.

MATERIALS
 

One of the key benefits of studying with My Distance Learning College is that, unlike other distance learning providers, we deliver the entire package of learning materials in a single dispatch.

This enables our students to get a real feel for the overall structure and content of the study pack, and chart their progress much more effectively. The modular method of delivery favoured by other providers fragments the learning process and actively prevents students from moving faster through sections they are more confident with, or taking more time over the deeper concepts that require more thought and comprehension.

REQUIREMENTS
 

A reasonable level of literacy is required, but there are no entry restrictions.

You just need a keen interest in the subject, and will ideally have studied the subject or ancillary disciplines at a lower level if you want to progress quickly.

Non-Regulated Qualification Endorsed by Focus Awards under the FQP Scheme
 

This is a non-regulated qualification endorsed by Focus Awards under their Focus on Quality Provision (FQP) Scheme.

Focus Awards is a member of the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) and is regulated by Ofqual. Established 2011, Focus Awards is founded on three core values – Honesty, Integrity and Fairness – that underpin everything they do.

The FQP scheme is designed to give endorsement to non-regulated qualifications in a wide range of subjects. On successful completion you will receive a Focus Awards Certificate of Achievement and a Diploma from My Distance Learning College.

Although the materials are comprehensive and informative, we do expect you to carry out your own investigations. After all, if you are not prepared to do your own research, you should be asking yourself if this is the right subject choice for you!

Although, there are no entry requirements, you do need a reasonable level of literacy to be able to both understand the concepts introduced, and get the most out of the materials.

EXCLUSIVE HIGH-VALUE PACKAGE FOR STUDENTS - FREE!
 

When you become a Student of My Distance Learning College you are eligible to receive the following:

1. A fully functioning business website, with free personal domain name and hosting for one year worth at least £175

2. Personal listing in an online directory exclusively for graduates of My Distance Learning College, which lets the world know of your success and achievement - worth £39.99

3. Career consultancy and free CV appraisal by one of the industry leaders in the UK - worth £64.99

4. Employment tools, including expert advice on interview preparation - worth at least £67

Total Value is a minimum of £346.98 –

What are you waiting for – order TODAY and get your career into overdrive!

Great news! We are now able to offer a next day delivery service that provides you with a specific time slot by email or SMS for when your study pack will arrive. No more sitting in all day!

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