BSc (Hons) Marine & Freshwater Biology

... United Kingdom
... Edinburgh Napier University

Course Overview

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

The aquatic realm makes up more than 70 percent of the Earth’s surface and represents the most significant domain on Earth. This course focuses on studying the fascinating diversity of life in these habitats.

You’ll appreciate the issues in managing aquatic resources and learn how a firm understanding of the organization of marine ecosystems can sustainably promote use.

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

General Eligibility

Our entry requirements indicate standard and Minimum qualifications with which we usually accept students. Competition for places varies yearly, and you aren't guaranteed a business if you meet the minimum qualifications.

Advanced entry

Advanced entry into Year 2 or Year 3 is possible for students with suitable qualifications.

Minimum year 1

SQA Higher

Standard Entry Requirement

BBBB includes Human Biology, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics.

Minimum Offer Entry Requirement

BBCC includes Human Biology, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics.

A Level

BCC, including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Applied Science.

BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3

Minimum grades DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit) in a related subject.

BTEC (QCF) National Diploma Level 3 plus A Level

Minimum grades DM (Distinction, Merit) in a related subject.

A Level grade C

Irish Leaving Certificate

Grades H2/H2/H3/H3 including a Science subject (Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Award of Diploma with 28 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, and 4, including a Science (Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, or Physics) at minimum grade 5. 

T Level 

Grade M

T Level must be completed in a Science subject, or Level Science may be required.

Minimum Year 2

SQA Advanced Higher

BBC to include Biology

A Level

BBB to include Biology

HNC

Pass in a related subject* with a B in the graded unit

*Biomedical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Applied Science, Applied Bioscience, Applied Animal Biology, Environmental Management and Sustainability, Wildlife and Conservation Management

Minimum Year 3

HND

Pass in a related subject* with Grades BB at SCQF Level 8 in the graded units.

*Biomedical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Applied Science, Applied Animal Biology, Wildlife and Conservation Management

Part Time Work Details

20 hours per week

Language Requirement

  • IELTS (Academic)

    6.0 overall, with no component below 5.5

    TOEFL Internet-Based Test

    80 overall, with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking, and 17 in writing

    Pearson’s Test of Academic English

    56 overall, with a minimum of 51 in each component

    Cambridge C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE))

    169 overall, with a minimum of 162 in each component

    Cambridge B2 First (formerly Cambridge English First (FCE))

    169 overall, with a minimum of 162 in each component

    Cambridge C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge English Advanced (CAE))

    169 overall, with a minimum of 162 in each component

    Trinity Integrated Skills Test (ISE)

    ISE III, ISE III, & ISE IV with a pass in each component

    LanguageCert English language qualification

    B2 Communicator Test with an overall 39 or above and 25 or above in all skills

Programme Information
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Course Category

Biological and Medical Sciences


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Campus Name

Edinburgh


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Course Level

Undergraduate


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Duration

Full-time,4 years


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Available Intake

January, September


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IELTS Score

5.5


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Tuition Fees Range

Scotland, £1,820, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland £9,250, Overseas and EU, £16,425,


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