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Newcastle University

Marine Zoology

UCAS Code: C350

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-A,B,B

To include Biology or Human Biology and another science subject from: Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Psychology, IT, PE and Design & Technology. General Studies and Critical Thinking are excluded. Chemistry preferred at A/AS level but not essential. For Biology, Chemistry and Physics A levels, we require a pass in the practical element. Mathematics required at GCSE (minimum grade B or 6).

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

At least 30 level 3 credits at Distinction and 15 level 3 credits at Merit, to include 15 level 3 credits in biological sciences. Credits in chemistry and maths are desirable.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

M2,M2,M2-D3,M2,M2

including Biology and another science subject from: Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Psychology, IT, PE and Design & Technology. Chemistry preferred but not essential. Mathematics required at GCSE (minimum grade B or 6).

If you offer the Level 3 Extended Project Qualification in a topic relevant to the degree programme, we will vary our offer to recognise this.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

preferably including Biology at Higher Level Grade 6. Chemistry preferred at Higher Level but not essential. Mathematics or Mathematical Studies and Chemistry required at Standard Level grade 5 if not offered at Higher Level.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H1,H2,H2,H3-H1,H1,H1,H2,H3


including Biology or Human Biology at grade H2. Chemistry is desirable.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B-A,A,A,B,B


Including Biology and another science subject from: Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Psychology, IT, PE and Design & Technology. Advanced Higher Biology is preferred. Chemistry desirable at Higher Grade but not essential. Mathematics required at National 5, minimum grade B (or grade 2 Standard Grade or Intermediate 2 equivalent) if not offered at Higher Grade. Scottish qualifications can be taken in more than one sitting.

UCAS Tariff

120-153

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Marine zoology

This degree explores animals in the marine environment, from single organisms right up to mammals such as blue whales. It has a strong emphasis on genetics, cellular and sub-organism processes, and provides an understanding of the marine environment in which animals thrive.

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site (Newcastle)

Department:

School of Engineering (Science Tech.)

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

80%
med
Marine zoology

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Marine zoology

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

95%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
98%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
27%
Male students
73%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
A

After graduation


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Marine zoology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£15,600
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Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
32%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Other elementary services occupations
16%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
16%
Animal care and control services

Unsurprisingly, the most common job for a zoology graduate on leaving is to work in a zoo or similar organisation - but there are a lot of other options available if you take this subject. Nearly a quarter of graduates take some kind of further qualification when they leave — mostly Masters degrees in zoology or related subjects, like biology or ecology — but a graduate from a zoology course can go into pretty much anything, with science, conservation, management, finance and marketing some of the most popular areas. Zoology graduates are also rather more likely than others to get a job overseas so if an international career appeals to you, this might be a degree to consider.

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