Course Comparison

Course PgDip Advanced Hydrography for Professionals BSc (Hons) Geography with Ocean Science
Award Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons)
Duration 3 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 programme. 

The criteria below set out normal minimum qualifications required for entry to the Postgraduate Diploma Advanced Hydrography for Professionals programme. 

The standard entry requirements will be one of:

  • A first degree, or appropriate professional or academic qualifications (UK, EU or international) deemed by the University to be equivalent to a first degree. A first degree would normally be expected in hydrographic surveying or a marine-based science subject with a hydrographic survey component.
  • If you don’t possess appropriate HE qualifications, you may be admitted to a postgraduate programme on the basis of prior experience, if the programme leader/admissions tutor considers that you have demonstrated the potential to complete the programme successfully. If you follow this entry route, you may well be expected to undertake one or more bridging modules.


English language requirements

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 6.5 or above with a score of at least 6.5 in the written component.
  • Equivalencies are detailed in ‘Admissions Information and Procedures’ issued by the University Secretariat.
IB
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

BTEC
Please contact admissions@plymouth.ac.uk, 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.

Access
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

GCSE
Mathematics and English language grade C.

Other
Equivalent qualifications may be considered.
 

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