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Course summary

Our strong partnership with St Abbs Marine Station gives students opportunities to engage in exciting research. Explore the aquatic environment, its importance in understanding climate change, and how to monitor and protect marine and freshwater species in a sustainable manner. The aquatic realm makes up more than 70 per cent of the Earth’s surface and represents the largest domain on earth. This course focuses on the study of the fascinating diversity of life contained in these habitats. You’ll come to appreciate the issues involved in management of aquatic resources and learn how a firm understanding of the organisation of aquatic ecosystems can promote use in a sustainable manner. Aquatic habitats and organisms are also pivotal in the understanding of climatic change making this course very relevant to a career in conservation and environmental protection. This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology. Please visit our website for full course and module details.


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application codes

Course code:
C161
Institution code:
E59
Campus name:
Sighthill
Campus code:
S

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

Minimum Year 2 Entry Requirements HNC - Pass in a related subject** with Grade B in the graded unit. **Biomedical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Applied Science, Applied Bioscience, Applied Animal Biology, Environmental Management and Sustainability, Wildlife and Conservation Management. SQA Advanced Higher - BBC to include Biology A Level - BBB to include Biology Minimum Year 3 Entry Requirements HND - Pass in a related subject*** with Grade BB at SCQF Level 8 in the graded units. *** Biomedical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Applied Science, Applied Animal Biology, Wildlife and Conservation Management.

Minimum Qualification Requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 overall with no component below 5.5.

Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
70%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
EU £17580 Year 1
International £17580 Year 1

Additional fee information

For Tuition Fee information please visit the specific course page on our website - https://www.napier.ac.uk/study-with-us/undergraduate
Marine and Freshwater Biology at Edinburgh Napier University - UCAS