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Main entry requirements
BBB at A level to include A-level Chemistry and preferably AS-level or A-level Maths for Chemistry Pathway. A-level Physics and Maths for Physics Pathway. Two Science A-levels for Oceanography Pathway. For applicants from England: Where a Science has been taken at A level (Chemistry, Biology or Physics) a pass in the Science practical in each subject will be required.
BBB to include Chemistry and Maths for Chemistry Pathway. Physics and Maths for Physics Pathway. Two Science subjects for Oceanography Pathway.
30 points with no score less than 4, including two Sciences at Higher Level
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers89%
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
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This programme is available with a Year in China. The Year in China allows undergraduate students the opportunity to spend one year at our joint venture, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), following XJTLU's BA China Studies degree classes. XJTLU is a fully English-speaking university, located in Suzhou. If you wish to study this programme with a Year in China please put the option code YC in the Further Choices section of your UCAS application form.
Year 1: Biology pathway; human impact on marine ecosystems; study skills and GIS; climate, atmosphere and oceans; patterns of biodiversity in the marine environment; ocean chemistry and life; laboratory and field techniques for marine and terrestrial ecologists; chemistry pathway; introductory inorganic chemistry; introductory physical chemistry; introductory spectroscopy; study skills and GIS; climate, atmosphere and oceans; ocean chemistry and life; geological pathway; study skills and GIS; introduction to field geology; introduction to fossils; climate, atmosphere and oceans; minerals, magmas and volcanoes; introduction to sedimentary rocks and fossils. Year 2: Biology pathway; physiology, behaviour and genetics of marine animals; key skills for ocean data analysis; key skills for physical oceanography II; aquatic ecology; experimental physical oceanography; marine resource exploitation; estuaries; palaeobiology and evolution; chemistry pathway; introduction to organic chemistry; inorganic chemistry 2; key skills for ocean data analysis; key skills for physical oceanography II; experimental physical oceanography; estuaries; geological pathway; key skills for ocean data analysis; key skills for physical oceanography II; sedimentary processes and depositional environments; experimental physical oceanography; magmatism and volcanic hazards; estuaries; palaeobiology and evolution. Year 3: The ocean carbon cycle; sea practical; marine sciences - special topics; ocean sciences research project; plus 3 chosen from; ecology; conservation biology; inorganic chemistry 3; surviving the marine environment: adaptation, behaviour and evolution; ocean dynamics; fluvial environments; coastal environments: spatial and temporal change; marine ecology and management; climate change: a critical review; evolution, oceans and climate.
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