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BSc Honours Marine Biology

Course Content (including module information)

Stage 1

  • Biodiversity Molecular Basis of Life
  • The World of Microorganisms
  • Biodiversity

This gives a broad base in the biological sciences on which to build Stage 2 and Stage 3 studies. This module combination provides students, who may be undecided as to their final specialist degree area, with considerable flexibility as they enter Stage 2; at this stage students enrolled in Marine Biology can move into Zoology or Biological Sciences.

 Stage 2

  • Animal Behaviour
  •  Animal Biology and Physiology
  •  Cell Biology 2 OR
  •  Cell Biology 1
  • Ecology and Evolution
  • Work Placement

Stage 3

  • Conservation Biology
  • Future Oceans
  • Global Change Biology
  • Research Project
  • Parasitology

During their final year, students undertake a two-module research project carried out under the supervision of one or more members of academic staff. The project generally involves practical work carried out in the field and/or at the Marine Laboratory, in one of the many active areas of marine research in the School.

MSci Honours Marine Biology

Course Content (including module information)

Stage 1

  • Biodiversity Molecular Basis of Life
  • The World of Microorganisms
  • Biodiversity

This gives a broad base in the biological sciences on which to build Stage 2 and Stage 3 studies. This module combination provides students, who may be undecided as to their final specialist degree area, with considerable flexibility as they enter Stage 2; at this stage students enrolled in Marine Biology can move into Zoology or Biological Sciences.

 Stage 2

  • Animal Behaviour
  •  Animal Biology and Physiology
  •  Cell Biology 2 OR
  •  Cell Biology 1
  • Ecology and Evolution
  • Work Placement

Stage 3

  • Conservation Biology
  • Future Oceans
  • Global Change Biology
  • Parasitology

Stage 4

  • Research Project

BSc Honours Microbiology

Course Content (including module information)

The syllabus offers a unique opportunity for students to study Microbiology in the context of medicine, environmental protection and biotechnology. For those wishing to pursue a science career, the course will develop both their practical skills and knowledge base. Microbiology also provides a good fundamental training in data analysis, problem solving, teamwork and communication. Microbiologists can use these skills in a wide range of careers in research, medicine, industry, education, business and communications, or as a route to further study.

Stage 1

  • Molecular Basis of Life
  • Basic Chemistry 1
  • Structure, Reactivity and Mechanism in Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry
  • The World of Microorganisms
  • Biodiversity

Stage 2

The science behind the roles of viruses and bacteria in the diseases of animals and plants and the ecological, environmental and industrial aspects of microbiology is studied. Required modules are:

  • Experimental Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology 2
  • Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics
  • Microbes in Action
  • Work Placement

Stage 3

  • Research Project
  • Industrial Microbiology
  • Immunology and Virology
  • Parasitology and Zoonoses
  • Bacterial Genetics and Genetic Manipulation

MSci Honours Microbiology

Course Content (including module information)

The syllabus offers a unique opportunity for students to study Microbiology in the context of medicine, environmental protection and biotechnology. For those wishing to pursue a science career, the course will develop both their practical skills and knowledge base. Microbiology also provides a good fundamental training in data analysis, problem solving, teamwork and communication. Microbiologists can use these skills in a wide range of careers in research, medicine, industry, education, business and communications, or as a route to further study.

Stage 1

  • Molecular Basis of Life
  • Basic Chemistry 1
  • Structure, Reactivity and Mechanism in Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry
  • The World of Microorganisms
  • Biodiversity

Stage 2

The science behind the roles of viruses and bacteria in the diseases of animals and plants and the ecological, environmental and industrial aspects of microbiology is studied. Required modules are:

  • Experimental Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology 2
  • Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics
  • Microbes in Action
  • Work Placement

Stage 3

  • Industrial Microbiology
  • Immunology and Virology
  • Parasitology and Zoonoses
  • Bacterial Genetics and Genetic Manipulation

Stage 4

  • Research Project

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