Marine Biology and Wildlife Biology

Anglia Ruskin University
En Cambridge (Inglaterra)

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • Cambridge (Inglaterra)
  • Duración:
    3 Years

This programme of study is designed to introduce you to various aspects of marine ecology and marine biodiversity central to Marine Biology while the biology of higher vertebrates, particularly birds and mammals is central to Wildlife Biology.

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Requisitos: Required subject(s): GCE A-level Biology (or equivalent qualification) GCSE(s) Preferred: English grade C, Mathematics grade C We welcome applications from International and EU students. There are country-specific entry requirements.


¿Dónde se da y en qué fecha?

comienzo Ubicación
01 octubre 2016
Cambridge Campus, East Road, CB1 1PT, Cambridgeshire , Inglaterra
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¿Qué aprendes en este curso?

Animal Behaviour
Marine Biology
IT Management


Course overview

The seas and oceans represent the largest part of the biosphere, yet there is still much to discover about the biology of marine organisms and of marine environments. The biology of marine animals, plants and ecosystems are all very different from those of their more familiar terrestrial counterparts. Rather than being 'low' at the poles and 'high' in the tropics, marine diversity is focused around localised 'hot-spots' of temperate (including UK) rocky shores, tropical coral reefs, nutrient-rich cold currents, ancient cold ocean basins and deep sea volcanic vents. Few of us are unaware of the threats to wildlife and the urgent need for the conservation of species and their habitats. While most of us have not been to the wildest places on earth, in the modern world we learn about remote places and we care about the future of these places and the creatures that live there. There is also a great deal of commitment in the UK to secure the future of British wildlife and habitat. Wildlife Biology studies the management of populations of wild animals, essential for conservation.

Wildlife Biology will equip you with the field methods needed to study wildlife and provide an understanding of population ecology and wildlife management while Marine Biology provides a complementary 'marine dimension' including a specialist final-year (self-funded) residential 'Practical Marine Biology' module at a UK marine biology station and a final-year dedicated 'Behaviour of Marine Animals' module.

Module guide

Year one core modules

  • Biomeasurement
  • Core Biology
  • Introduction to Marine Biology
  • British Wildlife and Conservation
  • Ecology

Year two core modules

  • Preparation for Research
  • Biological Oceanography
  • Practical Biology
  • Practical Biodiversity
  • Vertebrate Biology

Year three core modules

  • Undergraduate Project
  • Coastal Marine Biology
  • Practical Marine Biology
  • Population Ecology and Wildlife Management
  • Wildlife Management & Conservation

Year one optional modules

  • Animal Behaviour in Context
  • Animal Form & Function
  • Introduction to Animal Behaviour & Welfare
  • Plant Life

Year two optional modules

  • Animal Ecophysiology
  • Applied Ethology & Animal Welfare
  • BioGIS
  • Communities & Ecosystems
  • Concepts in Animal Behaviour
  • Invertebrate Biology
  • Tropical Ecology & Management
  • Vertebrate Biology

Year three optional modules

  • Advanced Topics in Behavioural Ecology
  • Behaviour of Marine Animals
  • Behavioural Ecology
  • Biogeography
  • Biological Conservation
  • Mammalogy


This course uses a wide range of methods of assessment including essays, practical reports, computer-based assessments, presentations, debates, steeplechase tests, reviews of scientific papers and examinations. The weighting of different assessment methods varies between modules and levels of study.

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Comments: The Department organises a wide range of one-day and residential field trips. Residential field trips currently include deer watching on Rum, Scotland; marine, terrestrial and freshwater ecology and animal behaviour in Devon; seabirds and seals on the Farne Islands, Northumberland; marine biology in western Scotland; Bialowieza primeval forest in Poland; zoo design and management in the Netherlands; tropical wildlife and ecology in Kenya; and diving and marine biology in the Red Sea. Note that residential field trips require a significant financial contribution from the student.
Career opportunities: The pathway is designed to provide you with the specialised skills required to work as a professional in the disciplines of marine biology, ecology and wildlife management. The pathway also provides excellent general training as a scientist, enabling you to work in the field or in the laboratory for a wide range of organisations. Potential employers include: government agencies, environmental consultancies, wildlife conservation organisations, and educational and research establishments. The course may also lead on to further postgraduate study and a research career.