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Marine Biology and Animal Behaviour

Anglia Ruskin University
A Cambridge (Inghilterra)

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • Cambridge (Inghilterra)
  • Durata:
    3 Years

This course of study is designed to introduce you to various aspects of marine ecology and marine biodiversity central to Marine Biology as well as how to interpret the natural Animal Behaviour.

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Requisiti: 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.


Dove e quando

Inizio Luogo
01 ottobre 2016
Cambridge Campus, East Road, CB1 1PT, Cambridgeshire, Inghilterra
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Cosa impari in questo corso?

Animal Behaviour
Marine Biology
IT Management


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. Our understanding of Animal Behaviour has also flourished over recent decades and yet the discipline still presents many challenges and is set to provide some of the major scientific breakthroughs of the 21st Century. There has never been a more exciting and important time to be a student of Marine Biology and Animal Behaviour.

The Animal Behaviour programme covers the study of behaviour across the range of laboratory, companion, farm, wild terrestrial and marine animals while the Marine Biology pathway provides a complementary 'marine dimension'. Specialist Marine Biology and Animal Behaviour modules offered in each year of study including a final-year pathway dedicated 'Behaviour of Marine Animals' module.

Module guide

Year one core modules

  • Biomeasurement
  • Core Biology
  • Introduction to Marine Biology
  • Animal Behaviour in Context
  • Introduction to Animal Behaviour & Welfare

Year two core modules

  • Preparation for Research
  • Biological Oceanography
  • Practical Biology
  • Concepts in Animal Behaviour
  • Applied Ethology and Animal Welfare

Year three core modules

  • Undergraduate Project
  • Coastal Marine Biology
  • Practical Marine Biology
  • Advanced Topics in Behavioural Ecology
  • Behavioural Ecology
  • Behaviour of Marine Animals

Year one optional modules

  • Animal Form & Function
  • Animal Husbandry
  • British Wildlife & Conservation
  • Comparative Mammalian Physiology
  • Ecology

Year two optional modules

  • Animal Ecophysiology
  • Animal Health & Nutrition
  • BioGIS
  • Biological Bases of Behaviour
  • Communities & Ecosystems
  • Invertebrate Biology
  • Parasitology
  • Photography & Broadcasting in Natural History
  • Practical Biodiversity
  • Tropical Ecology & Management
  • Vertebrate Biology

Year three optional modules

  • Advanced Approaches in Animal Management
  • Biogeography
  • Domestication and the Behaviour of Captive Animals
  • Mammalogy
  • Population Ecology & Wildlife Management


This course uses a wide range of methods of assessment including essays, practical reports, computer-based assessments, presentations, debates, steeplechase tests, reviews of scientific papers and examinations.

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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. These 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.