Bangor University, Zoology with Marine Zoology BSc (Hons)

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Bangor University

Bangor, UK

Zoology with Marine Zoology BSc (Hons)

Admission Requirements

**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

About The Program

About The University

Application Deadline

Start Date

Sep Jan

Minimum English language requirements – IELTS 6.0

Minimimum Academic Requirement

English Proficiency Requirement

Other Requirements

Program Level

45 days

Average Decision Time

None

Application Fees

Yearly Tuition Fees

14,800 GBP

Bachelor

Program Duration

3 Years

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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. 

Zoology with Marine Zoology provides students with a thorough grounding in general zoology, based on an exploration of the diversity of animal form and function, and an examination of their behaviour, evolution, ecology, development and morphology. In addition, students acquire a specialised knowledge of the conservation, physiology and behaviour of marine invertebrates, through a series of modules available across the university.

Our aim is to provide you with sound zoological training and equip you with skills necessary for a career in the field of zoology and marine science. The provision of a diversity of laboratory and field zoology experience, especially in relation to marine organisms and their habitats, is an important component of the course, as is the acquisition of transferable skills (data analysis, group work, presentational and writing skills, IT skills). We are unusual in boasting its own Zoology Museum with a large collection of vertebrate and invertebrate specimens and an extensive marine aquarium. Our location on the northern coast of the Snowdonia National Park and close proximity to miles of sandy beaches, makes it an ideal place to study Zoology with Marine Zoology.

Cutting-edge science is integral to our research programmes, and feeds through into the teaching environment. into the teaching environment. Our expertise in marine zoology encompasses endocrinology, development, growth, energetics and adaptation of marine organisms, as well as their phylogeography and genetics.
Our excellent teaching facilities include an extensive marine and freshwater aquaria with a suite of temperature controlled rooms and a Natural History Museum which boasts an exceptionally comprehensive collection of vertebrate material.
Bangor’s location in close proximity to the Irish Sea and the Menai Strait makes it an ideal place to study marine zoology, providing a range of habitat types for field courses and study sites for final-year projects.
This degree enables students to benefit from the wider marine science community present in Bangor.
As part of the course you may choose to spend 3-6 months in year 2 at a University in either Europe or The United States on a student exchange programme.

Course structure-

 

Year 1
Organismal Diversity
Ecology and Evolution
Principles of life
Practical Skills 1
Practical Skills 2
Tutorials

Year 2-

Compulsory modules:
Bioscience Skills
Evolution & Genetics
Integrative Zoology
Marine Physiology & Behaviour

Optional modules:
Principles of Conservation
Principles of Life 2
Introduction to Herpetology
Field Courses
Vertebrate Biology

Year 3-
Fish Physiology
Dissertation

Optional modules:
Animal Survival Strategies
Freshwater Ecosystems
Life in a Changing Climate
Human Evolutionary Biology
Air-breathing Marine Vertebrates
Attack and Defence in Plants
Primatology
Ornithology
Bio-enterprise & Employability
Systematics & Diversity
Life in Wetlands
Molecular Ecology & Evolution
Marine Conservation & Exploitation

Founded in 1884, Bangor University has a long tradition of academic excellence and a strong focus on the student experience. Around 10,000 students currently study at the University, with teaching staff based within fourteen Academic Schools.

The University was founded as a direct result of a campaign in the late nineteenth century for higher education provision in Wales. Funds were raised by public subscription to establish a college of university rank in Bangor. An important feature of its foundation was the voluntary contributions made by local people, including farmers and quarrymen, from their weekly wages over a period of time.

Bangor University is ranked in the top 40 in the UK for research*, according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. The REF recognised that more than three-quarters of Bangor’s research is either world-leading or internationally excellent, ahead of the average for UK universities.

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.

Bangor University is committed to being known globally as The Sustainable University. Much of what we do is based on our desire to bring sustainability to life, whether through our teaching, research or public engagement. We have established The Sustainability Lab to lead on all aspects of sustainability across the University.

Student life at Bangor University is vibrant and diverse. We have more than 200 Students’ Union Clubs and Societies, covering a range of interests, activities and sports, which means there’s something for everyone. Student membership is free, so all our students can take advantage of the extra-curricular opportunities offered. Our Clubs and Societies were named best in the UK at the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2019.

Students are given help and support from the moment they arrive. Our Student Services Centreprovides advice and guidance on matters from money and housing to disability support, counselling, dyslexia, study skills and local faith provision. Every year hundreds of second and third year students are trained as Peer Guides to welcome new students to Bangor and provide practical advice to help them settle-in.

The University was originally based in an old coaching inn called the Penrhyn Arms. In 1903, the city of Bangor donated a 10-acre site overlooking the city at Penrallt for a new building, and substantial sums of money were raised by local people to help meet the cost. The foundation stone for this was laid in 1907, and four years later in 1911 the main building was opened, together with some arts and social science buildings and part of the Library.

The Science Departments remained in the Penrhyn Arms for another fifteen years. In 1926 they moved to new purpose-built accommodation which had been constructed with the assistance of funds raised by the North Wales Heroes Memorial.

Today, The University has over 11,000 students and 2,000 members of staff. Bangor University is committed to providing teaching of the highest quality, conducting research of the highest quality, taking good care of its students and playing a full role in the wider community of Wales .

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