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.

14 Programme structure
I Certificate Stage

 

Long thin modules (of two semesters duration)

Code/New Title

(indicate ‘non-compensatable’ where relevant)

Core/Option Credits Level
58127 Skills for Biological Sciences C 20 4
58126 Chemistry of Life O 20 4
58177 Dive Training O 20 4
58128 Biology Book Club O 20 4
xxxxx Free Elective FE 20 4

 

Semester 1 modules

58129 Cell Structure and Function C 20 4
58130 Diversity of Life C 20 4

 

Semester 2 modules

58131 Principles of Genetics C 20 4
58135 Ecology and Evolution C 20 4

 

II Diploma stage

 

Long thin modules (of two semesters duration)

Code/New Title

(indicate ‘non-compensatable’ where relevant)

Core/Option Credits Level
58272 Professional and Research Skills for Biologists C 20 5
58245 Molecular Genetics and Proteomics O 20 5
58246 Freshwater Biology* O* 20 5
58279 Behavioural Ecology O 20 5
xxxxx Free Elective FE 20 5

 

            Semester 1 modules

58285 Marine Biology and Biotechnology* O* 20 5
58283 Conservation Biology O 20 5
58247 Evolutionary Ecology and Physiology of Animals* O* 20 5

 

            Semester 2 modules

58284 Molecular Cell Biology O 20 5
58256 Evolutionary Biology O 20 5
58277 Fish Ecology C 20 5

 

Footnotes:

*Recommended modules

 

IV Honours Stage

 

            Long thin modules (of two semesters duration)

Code/New Title

(indicate ‘non-compensatable’ where relevant)

Core/Option Credits Level
58327 20 Credit Research Project1 O 20 6
58376 40 Credit Research Project O 40 6
58378 Team Research Project1 O 20 6
58400 Reviews in Biology O 20 6
58373 Biology in Education2 O 20 6
58401 Biology Work Placement2 O 20 6
58402 Environment and Society O 20 6
58329 Field Studies3 O 20 6
xxxxx Free Elective FE 20 6

 

Semester 1 modules

58311 Sensory Physiology of Animals O 20 6
58312 Fisheries Resource Management O 20 6
58377 Topics in Biodiversity and Evolution O 20 6
58403 Marine Systems and Human Influences O 20 6
58375 Field Studies3 O 20 6

 

            Semester 2 modules

58321 Freshwater Fisheries and Conservation O 20 6
58404 Current Biology O 20 6
58405 Concepts in Ecology O 20 6
58332 Marine Ecomechanics O 20 6

 

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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