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If you’re passionate about protecting our planet, our four-year marine biology course will give you the skills you need to make a difference. Use the foundation year to build your scientific knowledge, then progress onto our BSc (Hons) degree course which is recognised by the Society of Biology.
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 degree course will prepare you for a career in marine biology, ecology or conservation. In your foundation year you’ll cover a broad range of subjects including biology, chemistry and maths, helping you to prepare for higher-level study. You’ll then move on to the first year of our BSc (Hons) Marine Biology with Conservation and Biodiversity.
You’ll spend the next three years exploring diverse ecosystems in our labs and develop a deep understanding of concerns and solutions of marine environments. 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.
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 third 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.
If you choose our work placement year option, you could have the opportunity to put your knowledge into practice at the Sea Life London Aquarium.
Year one, core modules
Biology of Cells
Mathematics for Science
Introduction to Evolution
Year two, core modules
Wildlife and Conservation
Introduction to Marine Biology
Animal Form and Function
Introduction to Animal Behaviour and Welfare
Animal Behaviour Research
Evolution and Biodiversity
Year three, core modules
Being a Biologist
Field Skills in Biology
Marine and Terrestrial Communities
Year three, optional modules
Evolution of Behaviour
Principles of Genetics and Evolution
Year four, core modules
Practical Marine Biology
Population Ecology and Wildlife Management
Year four, optional modules
Tropical Ecology and 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.
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|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
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.
5 GCSEs at grade 3, or grade D, or above, (or equivalent) plus evidence of having attempted two years of post GCSE study at level 3.
Students who have achieved a minimum of 1 A level (or equivalent), will be exempt from the two year post GCSE requirement (as stated above) but must still hold 5 GCSEs (as stated above).
Students without English as their first language will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 5.5 (Academic level with at least 5.5 in each of the four components) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognized by Anglia Ruskin University.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttp://www.anglia.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/marine-biology-with-conservation-and-biodiversity-with-foundation-year
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
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Anglia Ruskin University, Admissions Customer Services
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