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Biology and Marine Biology (BSc)

Award
Bachelor of Science
Length of course
3 years, starts September 2020
Course type
Full-time
Campuses
Highfield, Waterfront (National Oceanography Centre Southampton)
UCAS course code
7N15

About this course

On this biology and marine biology degree, you'll learn about the living world from the molecular level to entire ecosystems. Study through lectures, laboratory work, and fieldwork in the UK and abroad. You'll be prepared for a career in research, conservation, inshore fisheries or habitat management.

This course will give you knowledge and understanding of living organisms at several levels - from the molecular, through cells and whole organisms and ecosystems. You'll also gain an understanding of biology from an evolutionary perspective. Be part of one of the largest marine science communities in Europe, the National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS). Our research vessels are a short walk from the lecture theatres. Boat-based fieldwork is an important part of the programme, too. You can:

  • take part in a fieldwork programme including residential trips at home and abroad

  • do independent research project, working with research staff, to prepare for a career in research or a specialised Masters

  • take modules such as business biosciences, which looks at drug discovery, clinical trials and drug product sales

  • learn sought-after skills including team working, time management, planning, data collection, analysis

Our biology and marine biology degree is accredited by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST).

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 419.76 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Highfield in Southampton and Waterfront (National Oceanography Centre Southampton) campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.