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The new BSc (Hons) Marine Biology is the first of its kind in the Northwest, managing to strike a fine balance between theoretical knowledge and practical skill learning. Our oceans are filled with delicate ecosystems and amazing wildlife, but all of this is in danger. The human and environmental impact on ocean life is becoming increasingly apparent; develop the necessary skills to manage and preserve our oceans and have a positive impact on our natural world. Thanks to the supportive learning environment, you will gain a systematic understanding of key aspects of the marine environment, as well as a detailed insight into the industry that relies on it. The curriculum is contemporary and will enhance employability through the University’s collaboration initiative. Practical training is particularly relevant and will be delivered during two residential fieldtrips. The first one, in the second year of study, will be carried out in Dale (Wales), at the renowned Dale Fort Field Station. The second trip will be organized at the beginning on the third year, in Kavala, Greece, in collaboration with the national Fisheries Research Institute. Features • Tailor your second, and third year modules to include your particular areas of interest • Gain an understanding of ecological issues facing marine managers alongside the socioeconomic, governance, equality and ethical pressures affecting their work • Gain real-world context for your studies through residential field trips and an optional placement year
Year 1.Biological Skills (20 credits), Biodiversity (20 credits), Cell Biology (20 credits),Molecules to Microbes (20 credits), Genes to Ecosystems (20 credits), Study Skills (20 credits) Year 2. Zoological Research Skills (20 credits), Ocean Challenges and Solutions (20 credits) Fundamentals in Marine Biology (20 credits), Animal Evolution (20 credits), Conservation Biology (20 credits) Year 3. Fisheries Science (20 credits), Marine Genomics (20 credits), Marine management (20 credits), Coastal Ecology fieldtrip (20 credits), Final Year Project with Science Communication & Professional Skills (BIO 40b) (40 credits) OR Final Year Project & Professional Skills (BIO 40a) (40 credits)
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||104 - 112 points|
|A level||104-112 UCAS points. At least two full A levels required, including grade C in A level Biology. A Pass in the practical element of Science A levels is required.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|Access to HE Diploma||104-112 UCAS points from a QAA Approved Level 3 Access to HE Diploma in a suitable Science subject.|
|Scottish Higher||104-112 UCAS points from Higher Level, including Higher Level Biology|
|AS||Only accepted alongside at least two full A levels.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*D - D*D*||Suitable Science subject, including Biology.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 points||Including grade 4 in Higher Level Biology.|
|Extended Project||Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||104-112 UCAS points from Higher Level, including Higher Level Biology.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Grade C or 4 (or above) in GCSE Maths and English is required.|
Fees and funding
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