Applied Marine Biology
The increasing use of the seas and coastal zones presents marine biologists with many challenges. How do we maximise sustainable fishing yields while minimising adverse ecological effects on seabirds, marine mammals and other components of the ecosystem, farm marine species without polluting coastal areas, and manage increasing tourism and industry in the coastal zone while preserving marine biodiversity? This course will give you the training in marine biology needed to consider these important ecological issues. The course differs from single honours Marine Biology in that the emphasis in tutorial material and your final-year dissertation is on applied aspects of the subject, such as fisheries, aquaculture, anthropogenic effects on marine organisms and on natural marine products. There is a placement year in Year 3 in which you have the opportunity to apply your skills in a work environment.
For 2020 entry:
GCSE: grade C/4 in English, Maths and Double Award Science required.
Typical offer is based on a minimum 128 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.:
- A Levels (including B grade Biology and usually 1 other science subject - Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science/Studies, Economics, Psychology; excluding General Studies)
- International Baccalaureate Diploma (including H6 in Biology and another science subject)
- BTEC National/Extended Diploma in Applied Science**: DDM
- City & Guilds Advanced Technical / Extended Diploma in Environmental Conservation or Countryside & Environmental**: Distinction
- Access to HE Science**: Pass
- Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted.
- Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma is not accepted
International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements).
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Marine Biology Practical 1
- Ecology and Evolution
- Introducing the Oceans
- Environmental Data & Analysis
- Organismal Diversity
- Tutorial 1
Some modules are worth 20 credits and others 10. You will study all of the compulsory modules and choose one optional.
- Marine Biology Practical 2
- Marine Ecology
- Marine Physiology and Behaviour
- Prince Madog Cruise
- Communicating Science
- Estuarine and Shelf Sea Processes
- Tides, Waves and Sampling
Some modules are worth 10 or 20 credits. You will study all of the compulsory modules and choose two optional.
- Intertidal Field Project
Optional modules (choose 5):
- Coastal Water Processes
- Extreme Marine Habitats
- Air-breathing Marine Vertebrates
- Sharks and their Relatives
- Larval Ecology
- Overseas Field Course (VIMS, USA)*
- Marine Conservation and Exploitation
- Marine Ecosystems & Processes
- Fish Biology and Ecology
*Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change.
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a BSc (Hons) degree.
The course is ideal preparation for careers in research, fisheries and aquaculture, marine resource management, conservation, environmental impact assessment, government advisory bodies, the scientific media, ecotourism and other leisure industries and pressure groups. To date, a high proportion of Applied Marine Biology graduates have progressed to MSc or PhD degrees.
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