Marine Biology and Coastal Ecology BSc (Hons)

Course Overview - Marine Biology and Coastal Ecology BSc (Hons)

A marine biology degree with an international reputation, you’ll explore the diversity of marine life from the coast to the deep-sea. Using a range of marine organisms from the smallest microbes to the largest marine vertebrates, youll learn how marine species and ecosystems function, consider why we see such diversity of life in our oceans, and learn how to conserve this. Youll tackle big questions like how are humans and climate change affecting marine biodiversity?

Using some of the best marine facilities in Europe alongside field work in the marine and coastal habitats ...

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Course Information

Study Mode

Sandwich

Duration

4 Years

Start Date

16/09/2024

Campus

Main Site

Course Address
Drake Circus
Plymouth
PL4 8AA
United Kingdom

Application Details

Course Code

C160

Institution Code

P60

Points of Entry

Year 1, Year 2, Year 4

Entry Requirements

A level

120-144 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A-levels including Biology and preferably further relevant Science subjects. Qualifying relevant science subjects are: Applied Science, Applied Marine Science, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology.

UCAS Tariff

120

144

From a minimum of 3 A-levels including Biology and preferably further relevant Science subjects. Qualifying relevant science subjects are: Applied Science, Applied Marine Science, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology.

Scottish Higher

Considered in combination with Advanced Highers.

Access to HE Diploma

Science related Access Diplomas are considered. Must include a minimum 15 credits in Biology units, plus 15 credits at Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Applied Science, Geography, Geology or Technology or Psychology. Typically we would require 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction and 15 Level 3 credits at Merit.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

36

To include Higher Level Biology and preferably further relevant Science subjects.Qualifying relevant Science subjects are: Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology. English and Maths are accepted within as GCSE equivalent at Higher Level Grade 4 or Standard Level Grade 5.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

DDD

Depending on the BTEC and units studied. Please include details of units in your UCAS application or contact Admissions for further advice.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H2,H2,H2,H3,H3

to include Biology and preferably further relevant Science subject. Qualifying Science subjects are: Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology. English and Maths are accepted as GCSE equivalent at H1-H7 or O1-O4.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

Considered in combination

Scottish Advanced Higher

120 -144 UCAS Tariff points including a minimum of 2 Advanced Highers including Advanced Higher Grade B in Biology and Grade B in 1 further Science subject Qualifying Science subjects are: Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology. National 5 are accepted as GCSE equivalent for Maths and English.

Extended Project

A relevant Extended Project will be considered towards the required Tariff points.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

Considered in combination

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

Considered in combination

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

Considered in combination

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

Considered in combination

AQA Certificate in Mathematical Studies (Core Maths)

Considered in combination

OCR Certificate in Quantitative Reasoning (MEI) (Core Maths)

Considered in combination

OCR Certificate in Quantitative Problem Solving (MEI) (Core Maths)

Considered in combination

Pearson Edexcel Certificate in Mathematics in Context (Core Maths)

Considered in combination

City & Guilds Certificate in Using and Applying Mathematics (Core Maths)

Considered in combination

T Level

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