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University of Salford

Marine Biology

UCAS Code: C161

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


96-112 UCAS points. At least two full A levels required, including grade C in A level Biology. A Pass in the practical element of Science A levels is required.

Only accepted alongside at least two full A levels.

96-112 UCAS points from a QAA Approved Level 3 Access to HE Diploma in a suitable Science subject.

Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C or 4 (or above) in GCSE Maths and English is required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29

Including grade 4 in Higher Level Biology.

96-112 UCAS points from Higher Level, including Higher Level Biology.

Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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Suitable Science subject, including Biology.

Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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Suitable Science subject, including Biology.

Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.

96-112 UCAS points from Higher Level, including an appropriate Science Subject

UCAS Tariff

96-112

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Marine biology

The new BSc (hons) Marine Biology is the first of its kind in the Northwest, managing to strike a fine balance between theoretical knowledge and practical skill learning. Thanks to the supportive learning environment, the student will gain a systematic understanding of key aspects of the marine environment, as well as a detailed insight into the industry that relies on it. The curriculum is contemporary and will enhance employability through the University’s industry collaboration initiative.

Practical training is particularly relevant, and will be delivered during two residential fieldtrips. The first one, in the second year of study, will be carried out in Dale (Wales), at the renowned Dale Fort Field Station. The second trip will be organized at the beginning on the third year, in Kavala, Greece, in collaboration with the national Fisheries Research Institute.

Modules

Year 1.Biological Skills (20 credits), Biodiversity (20 credits), Cell Biology (20 credits),Molecules to Microbes (20 credits), Genes to Ecosystems (20 credits), Study Skills (20 credits)
Year 2. Zoological Research Skills (20 credits), Ocean Challenges and Solutions (20 credits) Fundamentals in Marine Biology (20 credits), Animal Evolution (20 credits), Conservation Biology (20 credits)
Year 3. Fisheries Science (20 credits), Marine Genomics (20 credits), Marine management (20 credits), Coastal Ecology fieldtrip (20 credits), Final Year Project with Science Communication & Professional Skills (BIO 40b) (40 credits)
OR
Final Year Project & Professional Skills (BIO 40a) (40 credits)

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Environment and Life Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

76%
low
Marine biology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Biology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

76%
Library resources
81%
IT resources
75%
Course specific equipment and facilities
62%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
40%
Male students
60%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Biosciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,640
low
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
86%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Animal care and control services
9%
Other elementary services occupations
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What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Marine biology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£14k

£14k

£17k

£17k

£18k

£18k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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