Applied Marine Biology BSc (Hons)
**Academic Requirement at Undergraduate level for students with British Qualifications stay the same regardless of the Student's country of residence.
Statement of Intent, reference letter, Detailed CV, Academic transcripts
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Minimum English language requirements – IELTS 6.0
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All eligible students will automatically be considered for an International Scholarship worth £3,000 per year.
All outstanding students (e.g. 1st class honours degree holders, A Grade students, GPA 3.5+/4) will automatically be considered for a Merit Scholarship worth £4,000 per year.
You may also be eligible for other scholarships and discounts available for international students.
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.
Our School is one of the largest university centres teaching marine sciences in Britain and is among the biggest in Europe.
We are situated within a few metres of the sea, ideal for developing your skills in collecting data in estuaries, on the sea shore and at sea.
We have a £3.5m ocean-going research ship.
Our excellent facilities include tropical marine, temperate marine and freshwater aquaria, an algal culture unit and specialised nutrition and microbiological laboratories.
You will be able to investigate practical aspects of applied marine biology through the final-year dissertation and the placement year.
Marine Biology Practical 1
Ecology and Evolution
Introducing the Oceans
Environmental Data & Analysis
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 Physiology and Behaviour
Prince Madog Cruise
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
Overseas Field Course (VIMS, USA)*
Marine Conservation and Exploitation
Marine Ecosystems & Processes
Fish Biology and Ecology
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