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Marine Biology (BSc)

Award
Bachelor of Science
Duration
3 years
Course type
Full-time
Campuses
Waterfront (National Oceanography Centre Southampton), Highfield
UCAS course code
F713

About this course

With this 3-year degree, you'll explore all forms of marine life. You'll gain advanced knowledge and practical skills to solve environmental challenges. You'll spend time on our research vessels carrying out boat-based field work. You'll graduate with highly-respected biological and oceanographic skills for a range of careers. You could work in research, wildlife management or conservation.

With this 3-year degree, you'll explore all forms of marine life. You'll gain advanced knowledge and practical skills to solve environmental challenges. You'll spend time on our research vessels carrying out boat-based field work. You'll graduate with highly-respected biological and oceanographic skills for a range of careers. You could work in research, wildlife management or conservation.

You'll study biology and ecology within the specific context of marine systems. The course will broaden your knowledge of biological sciences, chemistry, physics and maths.

The facilities are exceptional at Southampton. You can go from classroom or lab to our research vessels within minutes on our Waterfront Campus.

You'll be part of one of the largest marine science communities in Europe, the National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS). With this course, you can:

  • learn the most up-to-date marine science knowledge

  • get the opportunity to conduct supervised, original research

  • find out about the ecology of marine organisms, including feeding, reproduction, behaviour and migrations

  • get extensive practical laboratory skills training at all levels

  • take part in relevant field experience and training throughout the programme

  • choose from a variety of semester abroad study opportunities

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

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Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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