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Marine Biology (including a Foundation Year) BSc (Hons)

University of Chester

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Chester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

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

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

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University information

University of Chester

  • University League Table

    72nd

  • Campus address

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

A beautiful, historic and exciting city lies at the heart of the student experience. Chester offers a welcoming community with plenty to keep students busy.
With over 15,000 students from 130 countries, Chester provides a vibrant, diverse and safe location for an ever-growing number of international students.
International students can choose from over 200 courses across all levels, all with an emphasis on how practical learning increases employability prospects.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    79th out of 100 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    106 48%

    76th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68.0 68%

    60th

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    60th

    31

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