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Marine Biology and Zoology

Bangor University
3 years
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Bangor
English
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Program description

Marine Biology and Zoology

The Marine Biology element of this course covers animals, seaweeds, plants and microbial life in the seas and their interactions. The Zoology element covers all animals whether on land or in water. The degree therefore gives a wide overview of the diversity of animal life and ecosystems on this planet, ranging from the mountains to the deep sea trenches. The course shows how interactions between animals and their environments apply equally to marine, terrestrial and freshwater habitats. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of biology, ecology, and evolution of marine organisms and all animal groups. In addition, more applied aspects such as aquaculture and fisheries, parasitology and immunology are covered.

Admission requirements

For 2020 entry:

GCSE: grade C/4 in English, Maths and Double Award Science.

Typical offer is based on a minimum 120 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification e.g.:

  • A Levels (including Biology and usually 1 other science subject - Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science/Studies, Economics, Psychology; excluding General Studies.)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma (including Biology).
  • 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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Program content

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • Science Skills Tutorial
  • Environmental data & analysis
  • Organismal Diversity
  • Marine Biology Practical 1
  • Principles of Life 1

Semester 2

  • Science Skills Tutorial
  • Environmental data & analysis
  • Marine Biology Practical 1
  • Ecology & Evolution
  • Principles of Life 1

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • Marine Biology Practical II
  • Marine Ecology
  • Vertebrate Biology

Semester 2

  • Communicating Science
  • Marine Physiology & Behaviour
  • Marine Biology Practical II
  • Invertebrates

Year 3

Compulsory Modules

  • Intertidal Field Project
  • Dissertation

Optional Modules

  • Freshwater Ecosystems 2 (Semester 1)
  • Sharks and their Relatives (Semester 1)
  • Marine Mammal Science (Semester 1)
  • Molecular Ecology & Evolution (Semester 1)
  • Parasites & Pathogens (Yr3) (Semester 1)
  • Larval Ecology (Semester 1)
  • Overseas Field Course VIMS USA (Semester 1)
  • Marine Conservation & Exploit. (Semester 2)
  • Marine Ecosystems & Processes (Semester 2)
  • Fish Biology and Ecology (Semester 2)
  • Animal Survival Strategies (Semester 2)
  • Life in a Changing Climate (Semester 2)
  • Life in Wetlands (Semester 2)

*Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change.

Tuition fees

For more information please visit our website

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Qualification

Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a BSc (Hons).

Career opportunities

The course is ideal preparation for careers in research, conservation, fisheries and aquaculture, government advisory bodies, the scientific media, ecotourism and other leisure industries and pressure groups.

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Why study at Bangor University

Gold rated teaching

Bangor University has achieved a Gold Award, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF assessment took into account teaching quality, learning environment and student outcomes and learning gain. We were judged to deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students and our teaching is of the highest quality found in the UK.

A top 10 university

The National Student Survey (NSS) results place Bangor amongst the UK’s top 10 universities for student satisfaction (excluding specialist institutions). This reflects the University’s focus on overall student experience.

Wide range of courses

We offer hundreds of courses across the arts and the sciences. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and our courses and lecturers have been rated in the top 10 in the country.

World class teaching & research

Study at a world-class university, which is recognised for the quality of teaching and research. Bangor University is in the top 40 in the UK for research according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

Work experience and placements

We offer a variety of options to gain valuable employability skills, which includes supporting you in work placements and internships that you may wish to undertake.

Guaranteed accommodation

We guarantee accommodation for first year students who apply by the deadline and select us as their Firm Choice. Our accommodation was rated as the best in the UK at the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2018.

Free membership of all clubs and societies

Take advantage of the Bangor Student Experience with free membership of student clubs and societies. There are over 150 different ones to choose from, so you can try something new, get involved with sports, meet new friends and get out and explore the local area.

UNRIVALlED location

Choose to study in one of the best places in the UK to be a student. Bangor’s location – close to the mountains and the sea – has been described as ‘the best university setting in the UK’.

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Bangor University

Bangor University
LL57 2DG Bangor Gwynedd
United Kingdom

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