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Marine Vertebrate Zoology (Hons)

Bangor University

36 months
17250 GBP/year
9000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Schools of Ocean Sciences and Biological Sciences jointly teach this specialist single honours course, which is a unique course in the UK. This Marine Vertebrate Zoology (Hons) degree offered at the Bangor University incorporates a wide overview of marine organisms, their habitats and the food web supporting the top predators, including fishes, seabirds, reptiles, seals and whales. 


During the degree, the general principles of biology, marine biology and marine science will be explored, with the taxonomy, physiology, behaviour and ecology of marine vertebrates highlighted. 

Opportunities will be presented to consider applied aspects of zoology such as fisheries, aquaculture, conservation biology and ecotourism. 

Why choose Bangor University for this Marine Vertebrate Zoology (Hons) course?

  • This course course is the only one of its kind offered by UK universities.
  • Our School is one of the largest university centres teaching marine sciences in Britain and is among the biggest in Europe.
  • Bangor’s location makes it an ideal place to study marine habitats, with easy access to the sea and shores. Seabird, seal and dolphin populations are resident and accessible for field study.
  • Our excellent facilities include a shelf-sea research vessel, tropical marine, temperate marine and freshwater aquaria and, unusually for a British university, our own Zoology Museum


The course is ideal preparation for careers in research, marine resource management, conservation, environmental impact assessment, fisheries, coastal authorities, government advisory bodies, the scientific media, ecotourism and other leisure industries and pressure groups.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Science Skills Tutorial 
  • Environmental data & analysis
  • Organismal Diversity 
  • Marine Biology Practical
  • Fundamentals of Oceanography

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Those received between 26 January and 30 June will continue to be forwarded to universities by UCAS where places are still available.


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Levels (including Biology and usually 1 other science subject - Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science/Studies, Economics, Psychology; excluding General Studies.)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma (including Biology).
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma in Applied Science: MMP - DDM.
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical / Extended Diploma in Environmental Conservation or Countryside & Environmental: MMP - DDM.
  • Access to HE Science
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted.
  • Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma is not accepted.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17250 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Bangor

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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