Planit


Marine and Freshwater Biology

Edinburgh Napier University

Venues

Sighthill Campus

Content

Explore the aquatic environment, its importance in understanding climate change, and how to monitor and protect marine and freshwater species in a sustainable manner.

The aquatic realm makes up more than 70 per cent of the Earth’s surface and represents the largest domain on earth. This course focuses on the study of the fascinating diversity of life contained in these habitats.

You’ll come to appreciate the issues involved in management of aquatic resources and learn how a firm understanding of the organisation of aquatic ecosystems can promote use in a sustainable manner.

Aquatic habitats and organisms are also pivotal in the understanding of climatic change making this course very relevant to a career in conservation and environmental protection.

Entry Requirements

2023 entry requirements

Standard entry:
4 Highers at BBBB including Biology (or Human Biology), Chemistry or Physics.

Widening access entry:
4 Highers at BBCC including Biology (or Human Biology), Chemistry or Physics.

Entry to year 2 requires Advanced Highers at BBC including Biology.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

C161

Course Length

4 years

Department

Biological Sciences

SCQF Level

10

Career Sectors

Biology

Chemistry and Materials Science

Food Science and Technology

Mathematics and Statistics

Physics

Science General