Course Comparison

Course HNC Marine Engineering MRes Marine Biology
Award Higher National Certificate - HNC Master of Research - MRes
Duration 2 years 1 year
Course type Part-time Full-time, Part-time route available
Placement - -
Location Cornwall College Plymouth
Provider Cornwall College School of Biological and Marine Sciences
Entry requirements -

A good degree (2:1 or above, USA GPA 3.1 or above) preferably in a biological science. Other suitable degrees may be considered.

If you have overseas qualifications you can check their comparability with the UK equivalent through the UK National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC), who provide an advisory service. 

English language requirements 

If your first language is not English then evidence of English proficiency is required. For further advice on the appropriateness of overseas qualification and proficiency in the use of English, please contact our International Office

The minimum IELTS score for acceptable English proficiency for entry is 6.5.