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BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

89%

Subjects
  • Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments
Student score
85% MED
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£20k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB

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.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
BBB

BBB to include Chemistry and Maths for Chemistry Pathway. Physics and Maths for Physics Pathway. Two Science subjects for Oceanography Pathway.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
30

30 points with no score less than 4, including two Sciences at Higher Level

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

89%

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 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.

Modules

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.

University of Liverpool

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Part of the Russell Group, the University of Liverpool is one of the oldest institutions in the country the original 'red brick' institution - with a rich history matching the wonderful city. Liverpool Guild of Students is a campaigning organisation, providing our membership with a huge range of opportunities to meet new people, gain skills and have fun.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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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 85% MED
Able to access IT resources

84%

Staff made the subject interesting

100%

Library resources are satisfactory

78%

Feedback on work has been helpful

73%

Feedback on work has been prompt

67%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

100%

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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
43% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
53% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
361 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
70% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Graduates who are natural and social science professionals

9%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

5%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

4%

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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