Marine Biology and Ecology & ConservationAnglia Ruskin University
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- Bachelor's degree
- Cambridge (Grossbritannien)
Was lernen Sie in diesem Kurs?
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.
Year one core modules
- Core Biology
- Introduction to Marine Biology
- British Wildlife and Conservation
Year two core modules
- Preparation for Research
- Biological Oceanography
- Practical Biology
- 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
- 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
- Biological Conservation
- Population Ecology & Wildlife Management
- Wildlife Management & Conservation
Assessment is via a mix of examination, essays, practical reports, computer-based assessments, presentations, review of scientific papers and evaluation of laboratory skills.
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.