University of Hull Aquatic Zoology

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University of Hull Aquatic Zoology

University of Hull Aquatic Zoology

Course Information

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BSc Aquatic Zoology

This programme focuses on the biology of marine, estuarine and freshwater animals and their relation to the aquatic and riparian environment. Particular emphasis is given to the diversity, biology and physiology of marine and freshwater animals. This knowledge is embedded within an understanding of the ecology of aquatic animals, the ecosystems in which the animals live, and the commercial importance of these ecosystems and animals. The degree also identifies the numerous human pressures on the aquatic environment and animals, linking to the key management processes involved in mitigating these impacts.

Incorporated into the degree are transferable and employability skills relating to the biological discipline generally, but with an emphasis on aquatic zoology. This programme is intended to provide the study skills required for life-long learning and meet the skills requirements of employers. Staff within the School regularly engage with key employers and tailor some specific module content to ensure students have relevant knowledge to improve employability opportunities within the discipline.

This programme builds on the research strengths in aquatic biology and resource management, aquatic ecophysiology and evolutionary biology within the School, and students on this programme have priority for the opportunity to qualify as PADI Advanced Open Water SCUBA divers during their degree.

The aims of this programme are to:

  • Enable students to gain a comprehensive understanding of aquatic zoology through taught sessions, research, problem solving and practical experience allowing them to interpret and critically evaluate data within the context of aquatic zoology.
  • Develop the students’ intellectual skills while maintaining emphasis on the practical nature of biology, through laboratory classes, field studies and research projects.
  • Facilitate the acquisition of a broad range of transferable skills, which will equip students for future employment, training or other educational opportunities.
  • Provide a supportive learning environment that acknowledges and responds to the diversity of student backgrounds and experiences, and which allow students the opportunity to realise their academic potential.
  • Provide a broad and flexible route to a degree in aquatic zoology at a depth and level appropriate to honours degree standard.
  • Enable students in their final year to undertake an independent research project and/or work placement.

 

Our undergraduates will have the basis for progression as professionals in the field upon completion of this programme.

14Programme structure
ICertificate Stage

 

Long thin modules (of two semesters duration)

Code/NewTitle

(indicate ‘non-compensatable’ where relevant)

Core/OptionCreditsLevel
58127Skills for Biological SciencesC204
58126Chemistry of LifeO204
58177Dive TrainingO204
58128Biology Book ClubO204
xxxxxFree ElectiveFE204

 

Semester 1 modules

58129Cell Structure and FunctionC204
58130Diversity of LifeC204

 

Semester 2 modules

58131Principles of GeneticsC204
58135Ecology and EvolutionC204

 

IIDiploma stage

 

Long thin modules (of two semesters duration)

Code/NewTitle

(indicate ‘non-compensatable’ where relevant)

Core/OptionCreditsLevel
58272Professional and Research Skills for BiologistsC205
58245Molecular Genetics and ProteomicsO205
58246Freshwater Biology*O*205
58279Behavioural EcologyO205
xxxxxFree ElectiveFE205

 

            Semester 1 modules

58285Marine Biology and Biotechnology*O*205
58283Conservation BiologyO205
58247Evolutionary Ecology and Physiology of Animals*O*205

 

            Semester 2 modules

58284Molecular Cell BiologyO205
58256Evolutionary BiologyO205
58277Fish EcologyC205

 

Footnotes:

*Recommended modules

 

IVHonours Stage

 

            Long thin modules (of two semesters duration)

Code/NewTitle

(indicate ‘non-compensatable’ where relevant)

Core/OptionCreditsLevel
5832720 Credit Research Project1O206
5837640 Credit Research ProjectO406
58378Team Research Project1O206
58400Reviews in BiologyO206
58373Biology in Education2O206
58401Biology Work Placement2O206
58402Environment and SocietyO206
58329Field Studies3O206
xxxxxFree ElectiveFE206

 

Semester 1 modules

58311Sensory Physiology of AnimalsO206
58312Fisheries Resource ManagementO206
58377Topics in Biodiversity and EvolutionO206
58403Marine Systems and Human InfluencesO206
58375Field Studies3O206

 

            Semester 2 modules

58321Freshwater Fisheries and ConservationO206
58404Current BiologyO206
58405Concepts in EcologyO206
58332Marine EcomechanicsO206

 

Footnotes:

1Only one of 58327 20 Credit Research Project and 58378 Team Research Project may be taken

2Only one of 58373 Biology in Education and 58401 Biology Work Placement may be taken

3Only one of 58375 and 58329 Field Studies may be taken

 

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