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Biology and Marine Biology (BSc)

Award
Bachelor of Science
Typical Offer
ABB View full entry requirements
Duration
3 years
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Waterfront (National Oceanography Centre Southampton) and Highfield
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.

You'll join 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

Foundation year

If you have not studied the required Science subjects for this course, you may be eligible to apply for and enter through our Science Foundation Year.

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

Accreditations

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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