Anglia Ruskin University

Marine Biology with Biodiversity and Conservation (with Placement year) Anglia Ruskin University Degree level: Undergraduate

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If you’re passionate about protecting our planet, our Royal Society of Biology-recognised course will give you the skills to make a difference. Explore diverse ecosystems in our labs and on international field trips, while studying in a world-renowned centre for wildlife conservation. This course has been validated to include an optional Sandwich Placement year in industry.

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 at the Sea Life London Aquarium.

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.

Course details

Modules

Year one, core modules
Wildlife and Conservation
Introduction to Marine Biology
Biomeasurement
Animal Form and Function
Introduction to Animal Behaviour and Welfare
Animal Behaviour Research
Ecology
Evolution and Biodiversity
Year two, core modules
Being a Biologist
Field Skills in Biology
Marine and Terrestrial Communities
BioGIS
Biological Oceanography
Year two, optional modules
Evolution of Behaviour
Principles of Genetics and Evolution
Invertebrate Biology
Vertebrate Biology
Parasitology
Year three, core modules
Biogeography
Wildlife Conservation
Practical Marine Biology
Countryside Management
Population Ecology and Wildlife Management
Undergraduate Project

Year three, optional modules
Mammalogy
Behavioural Ecology
Tropical Ecology and Management

Assessment method

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

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 C197
Institution code A60
Campus name Cambridge Campus
Campus code C

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

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
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

http://www.anglia.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/marine-biology-with-conservation-and-biodiversity

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

http://www.anglia.ac.uk/student-life/help-with-finances/uk-eu-undergraduate#tuitionfees Please note the fee for the placement year is £1250 2019 International Fees are to be confirmed

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