First Year: Introduces Biology largely as Human Biology with accompanying modules in Applied and Environmental Biology. Additional subjects include Quantitative Techniques for Biologists and Chemistry as required for an understanding of future modules in Biochemistry and Physiology.
Second Year: Concentrates on broad topics in Biology; especially Whole Organism Biology of Animals, Plants and Microorganisms, and Cell Structure and Biochemistry.
Third Year: Core modules in Marine Biology including: Coastal Biology; Oceanography; Practical Marine Ecology; Benthic/Pelagic Biology; Fish and Fisheries, and there are optional modules in Biological Sciences and Diving Science.
Fourth Year: Advanced topics in Marine Biology including: Estuarine and Coastal Management; Fish Physiology and Nutrition; Marine Environmental Monitoring; Marine Oil Pollution; Shellfish and Crustacean Culture, and a selection of optional modules is also offered.
2021 entry requirements:
Standard entry: 4/5 Highers at AABB or ABBBB including one from Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Human Biology or Physics plus English and Maths at National 5.
Widening access entry: 4 Highers at BBBC including one from Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Human Biology or Physics at B plus English and Maths at National 5.
For entry to Level 2 you would require 2 Advanced Highers at BB including Biology or Human Biology plus 4 or 5 Highers at AABB or ABBBB.
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