What will I learn?

Our oceans need protecting. Gain a deep understanding of the concerns surrounding marine environments and the specialist skills to tackle them on this Cambridge-based course. You’ll go on field trips in the UK and Europe and have opportunities for viewing wildlife and ecology in Africa and marine biology/diving overseas. With Cambridge becoming a world centre for wildlife conservation, you’ll be equipped to work in marine biology, ecology or conservation with governments, environment agencies and research establishments.Individuals, organisations and governments around the world are increasingly concerned about the welfare of our planet and everything on it. This includes our marine environments where many factors, including human behaviour, have left a large number of species at risk.Our course allows you to develop a deep understanding of concerns relating to marine environments, and to look at ways of resolving those concerns.You’ll learn about marine biodiversity locally and around the world, and explore conservation ecology, which aims to support, recover and maintain populations and their habitats.If you choose our work placement year option, you could have the opportunity to put your knowledge into practice,preparing you for life after your studies.On our field trips you might experience marine biology in Scotland; zoos in the Netherlands; wildlife and ecology in Africa; and diving and marine biology oversea. In your second year you’ll take a week-long field trip to north Devon to experience both marine and terrestrial zoology, the costs of which are included in your course fees. There’s also a final-year residential at a UK marine biology station, which is included in your course fees. You’ll need to pay for any optional trips.Cambridge is becoming a world centre for wildlife conservation, with Fauna and Flora International, Birdlife International and the World Conservation Monitoring Centre based here. Throughout the course, you’ll have opportunities to attend lectures in the city and visit specialist museums and libraries.

Which department am I in?

School of Life Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£13,900.00 (US$ 18,840) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected January 2022

Venue

Cambridge Campus

East Road,

Cambridge,

Cambridgeshire,

CB1 1PT, England

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,300.00 (US$ 19,382) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

12 September 2022

Venue

Cambridge Campus

East Road,

Cambridge,

Cambridgeshire,

CB1 1PT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have High School Graduation Diploma Grade B/ CGPA 3.0 or above plus one of the following: Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT 1), administered beginning spring 2016: a minimum of 610 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and a minimum of 570 in Maths; 2 Advanced Placement Tests (APs) in subjects relevant to the study area with grade 3; ACT (American College Test) with a composite score of 23 or above. Our standard entry criteria for undergraduate courses is IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, with nothing lower than 5.5 in any of the four elements (listening, speaking, reading and writing).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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