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Marine Biology (BSc)

Award
Bachelor of Science
Length of course
3 years, starts September 2020
Course type
Full-time
Campuses
Waterfront (NOCS), 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

This 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, 292.34 KB).

Location and awarding body

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

Transfer between courses

Your transfer options, available during the early stages of this degree, are:

  • Biology and Marine Biology (transfer available until the end of year 1)

  • Oceanography (transfer available until the end of year 1)

  • Marine Biology with Oceanography (transfer available until the end of year 2)

Transfers across MSci and BSc programmes are subject to MSci progression criteria, and must be made by the end of year 2.

You'll also have access to a variety of semester abroad study opportunities.