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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Chester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This course provides graduates with advanced theory and practical skills that are essential for working in the field of Marine Biology. The Oceans provide us with key resources. This degree aims to provide graduates with a broad understanding of the fundamental aspects of the biology of life as well as more specialised aspects such as fisheries, marine animal behaviour, conservation genetics and marine pollution. Students will visit a range of local habitats and have the option to go overseas to undertake field work on a tropical coral reef. The degree will culminate in their dissertation. Graduates will be equipped with relevant and evidenced competency in the application of marine biology to practical settings, providing access to a wide range of employment opportunities or postgraduate level study.At Chester you will be taught a broad degree with subjects from genetics to biodiversity, physiology to marine impacts. Our staff have both national and international research, industry and consultancy experience, and use this to inform their teaching. Our department is friendly with an open door policy and uses a variety of teaching methods to assist students with all learning needs. students appreciate the sense of community. All students will be assigned a personal academic tutor who will support them throughout their degree. The University of Chester is located in close proximity to the Dee Estuary which comprises the marine areas of The Dee Estuary Special Protection Area (SPA) and Dee Estuary / Aber Dyfrdwy Special Area of Conservation (SAC) with internationally important wetland species.We have an excellent team to support students throughout their time with us and including careers advice for when they leave. With a marine biology degree from Chester you will enter the sector as a work ready graduate who is able to hit the ground running either within the sector or with a broader career should you so choose.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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12,750per year

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A level : BCC - BBC

The Department requires one of the following subjects as essential for entry: GCE A Level: Biology, Chemistry, Applied Science

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University information

University of Chester

  • University League Table

    94th

  • Campus address

    University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BJ, England

With over 19,000 students from 130 countries, the university provides a diverse, vibrant and safe location for a growing number of international students.
Students can choose from a comprehensive range of over 500 courses across all levels, taught at specialist sites with modern facilities.
Courses promote practical learning to enhance employability, with industry placements or overseas opportunities from five weeks to one year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    72nd out of 103 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    116 51%

    68th

    16
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    55th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    91st

    52

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