Anglia Ruskin University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Please note this course replaces BSc (Hons) Marine Biology with Biodiversity and Conservation [with Placement year] for September 2020 entry. Our oceans need protecting. Gain a deep understanding of the concerns surrounding marine environments and the specialist skills to tackle them on this Cambridge-based course. You’ll go on field trips in the UK and Europe and have opportunities for viewing wildlife and ecology in Africa and marine biology/diving overseas. With Cambridge becoming a world centre for wildlife conservation, you’ll be equipped to work in marine biology, ecology or conservation with governments, environment agencies and research establishments. Individuals, organisations and governments around the world are increasingly concerned about the welfare of our planet and everything on it. This includes our marine environments where many factors, including human behaviour, have left a large number of species at risk. Our course allows you to develop a deep understanding of concerns relating to marine environments, and to look at ways of resolving those concerns. You’ll learn about marine biodiversity locally and around the world, and explore conservation ecology, which aims to support, recover and maintain populations and their habitats. If you choose our work placement year option, you could have the opportunity to put your knowledge into practice,preparing you for life after your studies. On our field trips you might experience marine biology in Scotland; zoos in the Netherlands; wildlife and ecology in Africa; and diving and marine biology oversea. In your second year you’ll take a week-long field trip to north Devon to experience both marine and terrestrial zoology, the costs of which are included in your course fees. There’s also a final-year residential at a UK marine biology station, which is included in your course fees. You’ll need to pay for any optional trips. Cambridge is becoming a world centre for wildlife conservation, with Fauna and Flora International, Birdlife International and the World Conservation Monitoring Centre based here. Throughout the course, you’ll have opportunities to attend lectures in the city and visit specialist museums and libraries.
Year one, core modules Animal Physiology and Behaviour Introduction to Ecology and Conservation Principles of Biology Quantitative Techniques and Tools for Biologists Personal and Professional Development - Level 4 Year two, core modules Marine Biology and Conservation Principles of Genetics and Evolution Biological Oceanography Ruskin Module Field Skills in Biology Marine and Terrestrial Communities Biological Research Skills Personal and Professional Development - Level 5 Year two, optional modules GIS and Spatial Ecology Evolutionary Bases of Behaviour Mammalogy Work placement (optional placement year) Year three, core modules Biogeography Current Topics in Marine Biology Practical Marine Biology Wildlife Conservation Sustainable Land Management Undergraduate Project Year three, optional modules Tropical Ecology and Management Behavioural Ecology Population Ecology and Wildlife Management
We’ll assess you regularly so that you can check your progress. We’ll use a range of methods, including exams, essays, practical reports, computer-based assessments, presentations, reviews of scientific papers and laboratory skills tests.
The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data. For further information, see the Discover Uni website.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Cambridge Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
|UCAS Tariff||112 points||from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), including a pass in Biology.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.|
2020 entry requirements are under review for the next cycle and have been published using the current cycle information. Please check back when Apply opens for the exact requirements. If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic Level - with no individual score being lower than 5.5) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
Anglia Ruskin University
Clearing contact details
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
Anglia Ruskin University, Admissions Customer Services