About this course
You'll study all forms of marine life and learn how to to solve environmental challenges on this master's in marine biology. You'll work on our research vessels in Southampton, and discover the marine environment in Bermuda or the Galapagos Islands. Graduate with the ability to work in research, wildlife management or conservation.
You'll study biology and ecology within the specific context of marine systems. The course modules will improve your biological sciences, chemistry, physics and mathematics knowledge.
Choose from optional field courses at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences or the Charles Darwin Research Station. This will broaden your field research beyond the environments found around the UK.
The facilities are exceptional at Southampton. You can go from classroom or lab to our research vessels within minutes on our Waterfront Campus. Be part of the National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS), one of the largest marine science communities in Europe.
Depending on your grades, you can apply to study abroad at one of our partner universities. There you'll take specialist modules and projects that are not available in the UK.
With this course, you can:
get the opportunity to conduct supervised original research
examine the ecology of marine organisms, including feeding, reproduction, behaviour and migrations
discover a range of topics from hydrothermal vents to coastal lagoons
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).
- Waterfront (National Oceanography Centre Southampton), Southampton
- Highfield, Southampton
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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