Foundation Year courses have been designed for students who do not have the necessary academic qualifications needed to enter directly into the first year of a degree but who have the ability and commitment to do so. Once the Foundation Year has been completed successfully, you can then go on to complete your degree. Preserve, understand and protect our rich oceans. Gain the advanced theory and practical skills that are essential for working in the field of Marine Biology. This degree aims to provide graduates with a broad understanding of the fundamental aspects of the biology of life as well as more specialised aspects such as fisheries, marine animal behaviour, conservation genetics and marine pollution. You will be taught a broad degree, exploring genetics, physiology, biodiversity and behaviour. Graduates will be equipped with relevant and evidenced competency in the application of marine biology to practical settings, providing access to a wide range of employment opportunities or postgraduate-level study. Our staff have both national and international research, industry and consultancy experience, and are well connected to a number of marine biology organisations, working with them to develop extracurricular activities, such as beach cleans and volunteering for marine conservation projects. The University is in close proximity to the Dee Estuary which comprises the marine areas of The Dee Estuary Special Protection Area (SPA) and Dee Estuary / Aber Dyfrdwy Special Area of Conservation (SAC) with internationally important wetland species. Students will visit a range of local habitats and have the option to go overseas to undertake field work on a tropical coral reef.
There will be a range of assessment methods with a balance between course work and examination. Course work includes: essays; laboratory and field reports, oral and poster presentations a management plan and a dissertation.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Royal Society of Biology
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
A Level General Studies accepted; Welsh Baccalaureate accepted alongside A Levels/BTEC/OCRs
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