University of Salford has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
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. Thanks to the supportive learning environment, the student 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 industry 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.
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)
Final Year Project & Professional Skills (BIO 40a) (40 credits)
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||96 - 112 points|
96-112 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)||MMM - DMM||Suitable Science subject, including Biology.|
|Access to HE Diploma||96-112 UCAS points from a QAA Approved Level 3 Access to HE Diploma in a suitable Science subject.|
|Scottish Higher||96-112 UCAS points from Higher Level, including an appropriate Science Subject|
|AS||Only accepted alongside at least two full A levels.|
|Extended Project||Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Grade C or 4 (or above) in GCSE Maths and English is required.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||29 points||Including grade 4 in Higher Level Biology.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||96-112 UCAS points from Higher Level, including Higher Level Biology.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD - D*D*||Suitable Science subject, including Biology.|
|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 Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.|
Fees and funding
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Additional fee information
Clearing contact details
0300 555 5030
Friday 5 July to Wednesday 14 August 9am until 5pm (except Fridays 10 am until 4pm), Thursday 15 August 7am to 7pm, Friday 16 August 8am to 6pm, Saturday 17 August 9am to 5pm, Sunday 18 August Closed, Monday 19 August 9am to 5pm (and from this date on, except for Fridays 10an to 4pm).
Course contact details
0161 295 4545