Marine Biology and Zoology (with Placement)

Bangor University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Bangor University (Prifysgol Bangor)
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Course summary

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The Marine Biology element of this course covers animals, seaweeds, plants and microbial life in the seas and their interactions. The Zoology part covers all animals whether on land or in water. The degree therefore gives a wide overview of the diversity of animal life and ecosystems on this planet, ranging from the mountains to the deep sea trenches. The course shows how interactions between animals and their environments apply equally to marine, terrestrial and freshwater habitats. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of biology, ecology, and evolution of marine organisms and all animal groups. In addition, more applied aspects such as aquaculture and fisheries, parasitology and immunology are covered. The placement year provides you with a fantastic opportunity to broaden your horizons and develop valuable skills and contacts through working with an organization relevant to your degree subject. Previous and current students have worked with a wide variety of placement providers, ranging from private companies to educational organizations, charities, government authorities and non-governmental organizations. Our students who have undertaken a placement year have highlighted how the experience has helped them to develop invaluable networks, confidence and life experience as well as subject knowledge and skills that have boosted their employability. The Placement Year is undertaken at the end of the second year and students are away for the whole of the academic year. The minimum period in placement (at one or more locations) is seven calendar months; more usually you would spend 10-12 months with a placement provider. You would normally start sometime in the period June to September of their second year and finish between June and September the following year. Placements can be UK-based or overseas and you will work with staff to plan and finalise the placement arrangements.

Course details

Modules

For details of the modular structure, please see the course description on Bangor University's website.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeCC1P
Institution code B06
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 120 points Typical offer is based on a minimum 120 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g. • A Levels (including Biology and usually 1 other science subject Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science/Studies, Economics, Psychology; excluding General Studies) • International Baccalaureate Diploma (including Biology) • BTEC National/Extended Diploma in Applied Science**: DDM • City & Guilds Advanced Technical / Extended Diploma in Environmental Conservation or Countryside & Environmental**: Distinction • Access to HE Science**: Pass ** Similar subject areas may be considered on a case by case basis • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted • Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma is not accepted International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements), details at: www.bangor.ac.uk/international/applying/entryrequirements We also welcome applications from mature applicants *For full details go to our website and for a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Grade C/4 in English, Maths and Double Award Science

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees and scholarship information for International applicants can be found here: https://www.bangor.ac.uk/international/future/Finance_and_scholarship.php

Provider information

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Bangor University
Bangor (Wales)
LL57 2DG


Clearing contact details

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0800 0851818

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Marine Biology and Zoology (with Placement) at Bangor University - UCAS