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Biology and Marine Biology (BSc)

Award
Bachelor of Science
Duration
3 years
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Waterfront (National Oceanography Centre Southampton) and Highfield
UCAS Course code
7N15

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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 is subject to revalidation for 2022 entry.

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 feeds directly into what you'll learn on our biology and marine biology courses. Our research vessels are a short walk from the lecture theatres, and boat-based fieldwork is an important part of the programme.

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 master's

  • 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).

Course locations

This course is based at Waterfront (National Oceanography Centre Southampton) and Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2021 to 2022. We're working hard to plan for a number of possible scenarios. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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