What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
128 UCAS points from a minimum of 2 A levels to include Biology plus a second science (includes chemistry, environmental science, geography, geology, mathematics, physics or psychology). Biology or second science subject must be at grade B. If no second science is offered, 136 points are required. General Studies and key skills are excluded. Any Science subject and (Biology or
Biology and Any Science subject.
DDD, depending on units studied.
30 overall including 5 points from Biology and 5 points from a relevant subject at Higher Level. English and Maths accepted within.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers85%
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£9,250
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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Explore the full diversity of marine life, from microscopic plankton to iconic marine mammals. Study marine organisms from every angle including how they work, develop and behave and where they are found, how they have evolved and what the future holds for them. Study marine life in the wild with access to the beautiful and varied Devon and Cornwall coastline. A recent World Wildlife Fund report highlighted the South Devon coast â?? which can be reached on foot from campus â?? as the area of highest marine biodiversity in the UK. Access the Universityâ??s research vessels based in the Plymouth Sound Special Area for Conservation and, from 2014/15, our new Marine Station. LABplus is a unique open access laboratory and resource centre designed for students studying science and engineering courses. The lab provides a flexible workspace, computing facilities, specialist software, access to microscopes, microscope cameras and bespoke resources. Benefit from our reputation as an international centre for marine research. Our expert teaching staff collaborate on many varied research projects. Opportunities to gain extra experience working in one of the marine research organisations located in Plymouth, alongside your studies. The University enjoys strong links with the internationally renowned marine research establishments based in the city, including the Diving Diseases Research Centre, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, the Marine Biological Association of the UK and the Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science.
Modules include: Cell biology and microbiology; evolution and biodiversity; introduction to marine biology; life on earth; marine biology field course; biology of marine organisms; ecology of shallow water marine habitats; eco-physiology of marine animals; experimental marine biology field course; methods in marine biology; marine biology: an evolutionary approach; personal research.
Plymouth is a top 50 UK research institution with genuine clusters of world class expertise across areas as diverse as marine science and engineering, medicine, robotics and psychology. With 21,000 students and a further 17,000 studying University of Plymouth awards at partner colleges, it is one of largest higher education providers in the country, and has a strong track record in teaching with one of the highest numbers of National Teaching Fellows of any UK university.
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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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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