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Marine Biology and Ecology & Conservation

Anglia Ruskin University
En Cambridge (Inglaterra)

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

This course of study is designed to introduce you to various aspects of marine ecology and marine biodiversity central to marine biology, but it is more specifically designed to equip students to work in areas of both UK and international Ecology and Conservation.

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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.

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

Animal Behaviour
Management
Biology
Ecology
Biodiversity
Marine Biology
IT Management
Conservation

Temario

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. There are major concerns about marine, and indeed global, environmental issues relating to human impacts on the biosphere, the loss and degradation of wilderness and increased vulnerability of species.

The 'Ecology' elements provide the theoretical background to the understanding of species, communities, habitats and ecosystems while the 'Conservation' applies that knowledge to maintain habitats, populations and biodiversity. The course includes specialist teaching on the conservation of marine habitats, species, natural resources and a specialist final-year (self-funded) residential 'Practical Marine Biology' module at a UK marine biology station.

This course will provide you not just with an understanding of marine biology and ecology and conservation, but also with a range of skills that will help to make you attractive to a range of potential employers.

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
  • BioGIS
  • Communities and Ecosystems

Year three core modules

  • Undergraduate Project
  • Coastal Marine Biology
  • Practical Marine Biology
  • Countryside Management

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
  • Concepts in Animal Behaviour
  • Invertebrate Biology
  • Parasitology
  • Photography & Broadcasting in Natural History
  • Tropical Ecology & Management
  • Vertebrate Biology

Year three optional modules

  • Advanced Topics in Behavioural Ecology
  • Behaviour of Marine Animals
  • Behavioural Ecology
  • Biogeography
  • Biological Conservation
  • Mammalogy
  • Population Ecology & Wildlife Management
  • Wildlife Management & Conservation

Assessment

Assessment is via a mix of examination, essays, practical reports, computer-based assessments, presentations, review of scientific papers and evaluation of laboratory skills.

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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 practical skills you will acquire through this degree will be useful in a variety of professional fields. Potential employers include government and environmental agencies and educational and research establishments.