Marine Biology at University of Salford - UCAS

Course summary

Climate change, pollution and unsustainable fishing are just some of the many challenges facing marine life. Join the fight to protect complex ocean ecosystems by building relevant knowledge and skills to make a difference with our BSc (Hons) Marine Biology degree. Our oceans are filled with delicate ecosystems and amazing wildlife - but all of this is in danger. With climate change highlighting the greater need for action to address the human impact on precious ecosystems, seize this opportunity to develop the skills to manage and preserve our oceans. Build in-demand scientific knowledge and skills Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, our course will help you to build knowledge of key biological processes, biodiversity and ecosystems, while developing practical skills in our Bodmer laboratories and through field work. In your final year, you will complete a research project based on a subject topic of your choice and gain specialist knowledge in fisheries science and marine biotechnology. Get closer to industry Focusing on real-world issues, we put fieldwork at the heart of your learning experience. In recent years, students have taken part in residential trips to Cumbria, Scotland, Shropshire and Honduras. On this course, you will have the option to include an industry placement between years two and three. Previous Marine Biology students have experienced placements with organisations such as Operation Wallacea (various destinations worldwide) and Archipelagos (Greece), studying charismatic animals like sea turtles and marine mammals. Features • Experience residential field trips opportunities • Choose to include an industry placement and gain real-world context for your studies • Part-time study option available • Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology


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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University of Salford
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Friday 5 July 9am to 5pm, Monday 8 July until Wednesday 14 August, 10am to 4pm, Thursday 15 August, 7.30am to 7pm, Friday 16 August, 8am to 6pm, Saturday 17 August, 10am to 2pm. Also Clearing Visit Day, Sunday 18 August, Closed, Monday 19 August, 9am to 5pm (and from this date on).

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Marine Biology at University of Salford - UCAS