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Bangor University

Marine Science

UCAS Code: F711
MMSci 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120-136

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments
Student score
92% HIGH
% employed or in further study
96% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£19k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Biology.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Biology at grade B.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

Any subject related to the course.

International Baccalaureate
28

Relevant subjects

UCAS tariff points
120-136

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

100%

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.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

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
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

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

Course description

This is a 4-year course. During the first 3 years, you will follow a BSc degree course structure: Marine Biology and Oceanography BSc. At the end of Year 2, providing a satisfactory mark has been obtained, you continue with Year 3 of the BSc course and proceed to a 4th year specialised course. In Year 4 you carry out a substantial piece of research which forms your Year 4 dissertation. You will be able to work in a staff memberâ??s research group and will gain valuable research experience of working in a research environment.

Modules

Bangor University

Campus life

Bangor University focuses on improving the student experience, working with the Union to make sure your voice is heard. It's a unique location, with a tight-knit student community and plenty of opportunities to try new things. For our size, we're one of the most environmentally friendly unions in the UK, winning an NUS Green Impact award last year.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
19%
81%

Year 1

19%
81%

Year 2

19%
81%

Year 3

9%
91%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
52%
48%

Year 1

48%
52%

Year 2

38%
62%

Year 3

10%
90%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 100%
Student score 92% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

100%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

67%

Feedback on work has been prompt

46%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

97%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
21% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
40% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
336 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
68% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 96% HIGH
Average graduate salary £19k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

9%

Graduates who are conservation and environment professionals

17%

Graduates who are natural and social science professionals

13%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The recession has been difficult for some environmental scientists, with jobs and funding cuts, so bear that in mind when you look at the figures. This is also one of those subjects where graduates don’t usually go to London to work, so if you want to work in East Anglia or the South West – or overseas – this might be a good subject. Graduates tend to get jobs in the environment, in surveying and as lab technicians, but, like a lot of other subjects, if you want a job in research, start planning to take a doctorate. The stats also include a small number of oceanographers and meteorologists.
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