What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
To include minimum grade C at A2 in Biology (must include a Pass in the Biology practical assessment), Human Biology or Applied Science. General Studies is not accepted.
Should include Merit in all mandatory units and Merit in the following optional units: 20 Human and Animal Interaction 24 Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Management Or: BTEC National Diploma accepted in combination with relevant Science A Level at grade C or above (see above) to achieve 104 – 112 UCAS Tariff points. Pre 2016 BTEC: BTEC Animal Management - 60 Relevant L3 credits at Merit
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Animal Management Should include Merit in all mandatory units and Merit in the following optional units: 20 Human and Animal Interaction 24 Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Management Or: BTEC National Extended Diploma accepted in combination with relevant Science A Level at grade C or above (see above) to achieve 104 – 112 UCAS Tariff points. Pre 2016 BTEC: BTEC Animal Management - 60 Relevant L3 credits at Merit
To include Biology at Higher Level grade 5.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104-112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers68%
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- 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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This course allows you to develop your understanding of the breadth and importance of animal behaviour. You will consider how behaviour is shaped by the interaction of genetics, evolutionary history and present-day environments. You will also examine the ways that behaviour changes over the lifetime of organisms and the genetic, physiological, hormonal and environmental mechanisms that control it. You will learn how to record behavioural data and use specialist software for its analysis. Applications include the use of behaviour analysis to improve the welfare and management of domestic, wild and zoo populations. Species studied include the whole range of animal life from ragworms to rhinos, from locusts to lemurs. Features and benefits of the course : The flexible degree courses we offer give you a thorough grounding in relevant aspects of the biological sciences. Throughout your course you will acquire practical skills in the laboratory and in the field – both in the UK and overseas. You will explore topics and issues that impact upon our lives and the world around us and there is a range of exciting and rewarding specialisms to choose from. You will learn in high specification teaching and research laboratories which include a specialist microbiology and cell/molecular biology lab, a DNA-sequencing lab, specialist animal behaviour facilities with Ethovision and Observer software, invertebrate behaviour and freshwater biology labs, and controlled environment plant growth chambers. We also have high spec nuclear magnetic resonance, spectrometry and chromatography instrumentation which gives you hands-on experience of advanced analysis techniques. The four year study abroad route gives you the opportunity to study overseas during your third year in Europe, North America or Australia. Or you can undertake a 12 month placement in Year 3 to boost your employment prospects. You will have the opportunity to be involved in fieldwork in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America. Read our conservation, evolution and behaviour group blogs: cebmmu.co.uk.
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