If you're passionate about protecting our planet, our Royal Society of Biology-recognised course will give you the skills to make a difference. Explore diverse ecosystems in our labs and on international field trips, while studying in a world-renowned centre for wildlife conservation. This course has been validated to include an optional Sandwich Placement year in industry.
Individuals, organisations and governments around the world are increasingly concerned about the welfare of our planet and everything on it. This includes our marine environments where many factors, including human behaviour, have left a large number of species at risk.
Our course allows you to develop a deep understanding of concerns relating to marine environments, and to look at ways of resolving those concerns.
You'll learn about marine biodiversity locally and around the world, and explore conservation ecology, which aims to support, recover and maintain populations and their habitats.
If you choose our work placement year option, you could have the opportunity to put your knowledge into practice at the Sea Life London Aquarium.
On our field trips you might experience marine biology in Scotland; zoos in the Netherlands; wildlife and ecology in Africa; and diving and marine biology oversea. In your second year you'll take a week-long field trip to north Devon to experience both marine and terrestrial zoology, the costs of which are included in your course fees. There's also a final-year residential at a UK marine biology station, which is included in your course fees. You'll need to pay for any optional trips
Cambridge is becoming a world centre for wildlife conservation, with Fauna and Flora International, Birdlife International and the World Conservation Monitoring Centre based here. Throughout the course, you'll have opportunities to attend lectures in the city and visit specialist museums and libraries.
Year one, core modules
Wildlife and Conservation
Introduction to Marine Biology
Animal Form and Function
Introduction to Animal Behaviour and Welfare
Animal Behaviour Research
Evolution and Biodiversity
Year two, core modules
Being a Biologist
Field Skills in Biology
Marine and Terrestrial Communities
Year two, optional modules
Evolution of Behaviour
Principles of Genetics and Evolution
Year three, core modules
Practical Marine Biology
Population Ecology and Wildlife Management
Year three, optional modules
Tropical Ecology and Management
We'll assess you regularly so that you can check your progress. We'll use a range of methods, including exams, essays, practical reports, computer-based assessments, presentations, reviews of scientific papers and laboratory skills tests.
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You'll have a lovely time at Anglia Ruskin. Cambridge is a great place to live during your studies, compact and easy to explore on foot plenty of lovely and lively pubs in the town as well as the beautiful city. Going for a punt on the river is a particular treat during the summer, as well as the Fitzwilliam Museum. Tutors are amazing, quick to return work with constructive and positive feedback, and are very approachable.
Provisional for Year 1 for Channel Islands at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for EU at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
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