Edinburgh Napier University

Marine and Freshwater Biology Edinburgh Napier University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

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

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BCC Including Biology or Human Biology or Chemistry or Physics.

GCSE grade C/4 in Maths, English, Biology & Chemistry (or Double Award Science at C/4)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Minimum grades DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit) in a related subject.

GCSE grade C/4 in Maths, English, Biology & Chemistry (or Double Award Science at C/4).
Access to HE Diploma D: 12 credits
M: 33 credits
Pass Access to HE Diploma in a related subject with 45 credits overall with minimum 33 Credits at Merit & 12 Distinction to include Biology or Chemistry or Physics at Level 3. Maths, English, Biology, and Chemistry required at Level 2 or equivalent.
Scottish Higher BBBB Including Biology or Human Biology or Chemistry or Physics.

National 5 C in Maths, English, Biology & Chemistry.

The grades listed above are our standard entry requirements. You may be given an adjusted offer of entry if you meet specific widening participation criteria as outlined in our contextual admissions policy. An adjusted offer will be lower than our standard entry requirements. For further information about our entry requirements and admissions policies please see our website.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points Award of Diploma with 28 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 4 including a Science^ at minimum grade 5.

4 points in SL Maths, English, Biology and Chemistry.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H3, H3 Grades H2, H2, H3, H3 at Higher Level to include Biology or Human Biology or Chemistry or Physics.

Grade O4 at Ordinary Level in English, Maths, Biology & Chemistry.

Minimum Year 1 Entry Requirements

HNC - Animal Care with B in the graded unit. National 5 C in Maths, English, Biology & Chemistry also required.

HND - Animal Care with BB in the graded units. National 5 C in Maths, English, Biology & Chemistry also required.

^Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, or Physics.

Minimum Year 2 Entry Requirements

HNC - Pass in a related subject* with Grade B in the graded unit.
*Biomedical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Applied Sciences


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 Sciences, Applied Biological Sciences


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £1,820 Year 1
International £14,925 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £1,820 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Edinburgh Napier University
219 Colinton Road
Edinburgh
EH14 1DJ


Clearing contact details

Clearing

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Course Enquiries

+44 (0)333 900 60 40