What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
BBC-BBB (Biology at grade B or Human Biology at grade B).
5 in Biology at higher level
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of Not Available and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers96%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,000
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses
Why study Marine and Freshwater Biology at Aberystwyth University? You will have access to two research vessels that give you hands on experience of the range of skills used by professional marine and freshwater biologists and a modern aquarium facilities aquarium systems for experimental studies of marine and freshwater organisms. We have passionate teaching staff that conduct world-leading research across a wide range of marine and freshwater subject areas. You may have even seen some of them on TV documentaries explaining the secret lives of aquatic organisms. You will have a chance to participate in two residential field courses, each focused on either marine or freshwater biology. You can access wonderful museum and herbarium full of historic specimens collected from around the globe by generations of famous Aberystwyth University scientists. We have invested over Â£55 million in infrastructure of student facilities.
Year 1: Biology of the cell; genetics; animal diversity; biological molecules and methods; metabolism; molecular laboratory skills. Options: study and communications skills; vegetation and ecosystems; microbial diversity; biological thought and discovery; the biosphere. Year 2: Aquatic micro- and macrophytes; marine biology; evolution and molecular systematics; freshwater biology; work experience; research methods; advances in invertebrate zoology; monitoring the environment; aquatic and terrestrial microbial ecology; coastal environments; vertebrate anatomy; hydrochemistry. Year 3: Freshwater biology fiend course; marine biology field course; population and community ecology; aquatic animal physiology; fish biology, fisheries and aquaculture; dissertation. Options: brains and behaviour; conservation genetics; threats to natural ecosystems; environmental law; communication research.
Aberystwyth University has a proud history dating back to 1872 when it was established by the people of Wales as the first Welsh University. Despite continuing expansion both of buildings and of student numbers, Aberystwyth has retained its traditional friendly intimacies, its vigorous student social life, and its high academic standards.
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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Male / Female
Full-time / Part-time
Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
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What are graduates doing after six months?
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