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.
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:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
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.
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English language requirements
|IELTS 6.0 overall with no component below 5.5.
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