Course Comparison

Course DipHE Hydrography for Professionals BSc (Hons) Geography with Ocean Science
Award Diploma of Higher Education - DipHE Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons)
Duration 4 years 3 years
Course type Part-time Full-time
Placement - (+ optional placement)
Location Marine Learning Alliance Plymouth
Provider Marine Learning Alliance Ltd School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Entry requirements

All applications are considered on individual merit in relation to the aims and outcomes of the course. 

We welcome a mix of AS/A level and vocational A level qualifications as well as specialisation. If you are a UK school leaver, offers will be based on your results at the end of year 13, although AS grades gained at the end of year 12 may be used in conjunction with your predicted A level or vocational A level grades as an important indicator of ability.

Offers made to mature applicants (over 21) may take account of work and life experience, and in particular, work experience gained within the offshore survey industry.  

If you have not obtained or do not have the appropriate entry qualifications in the English language, you may be required to produce evidence of English language ability.  This will normally be the equivalent of:

  • GCSE grade C or above in English language.
  • IELTS average score of 6.0 or above with a score of at least 6.0 in the written component.
28 overall to include 5 in geography at Higher Level. English and mathematics must be included.

A level/AS level
A typical offer is 112 points from a minimum of 2 A levels including C @ geography, excluding general studies

Please contact, stating explicitly the full list of modules within your qualification.

BTEC National Diploma modules
If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.

Pass a named Access to HE Diploma (e.g. science, humanities, combined), (including GCSE English and Mathematics grade C /4 or above or equivalent) with at least 33 credits at merit and to include at least 12 credits in geography related units with merits

Mathematics and English language grade C.

Equivalent qualifications may be considered.

For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.