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MSciBiology and Marine Biology

University of Southampton
United Kingdom, Southampton
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The aims of this programme are to provide you with:

*A stimulating, informed learning environment through a wide range of interesting and contemporary courses, with flexibility of choice, but allowing you to increasingly focus as you progress from level to level.
*The opportunity to develop a knowledge and understanding of living organisms at several levels of biological organisation from the molecular, through cells and whole organisms, to ecosystems; and from an evolutionary perspective.
*An understanding of (marine) biological systems and processes in theory and practice.
*Exposure to a range of (marine) biological concepts.
*The opportunity to construct individual programmes of study within a coherent framework, including advanced concepts and techniques in biological topics of your choice.
*Training in relevant laboratory and field work skills.
*An opportunity to develop a range of transferable skills (information and communication technology, team working, written and oral communication, time management, planning, data collection, analysis and presentation), and the capacity to give a clear and accurate account of the subject.
*An opportunity for you to develop the ability to think critically and to show that you can pursue independent study.
*Independent research projects on (marine) biological topics.
*An education and training suitable for a wide variety of careers and to prepare you for higher degrees and careers in (marine) biological research.
*The capability of life-long learning, study and enquiry.

Programme structure

The programme is offered as a full-time course. The MSci Biology and Marine Biology programme normally lasts for four years.

Study is divided into four parts for the MSci Biology and Marine Biology – each part corresponding to one year of full-time study. The programme is delivered in a semester pattern, each semester having 12 weeks for teaching and learning and 2-3 weeks for examinations.

Total number of ECTS to be taken:

60 Certificate of Higher Education
60 Diploma of Higher Education
60 Bachelor of Biology and Marine Biology
60 Master of Biology and Marine Biology

In the first year, there are a number of core and compulsory modules, which lay a solid foundation in the basic discipline of this programme. More specialised training and options that enable diversification commence in the second year.

In the third and fourth years, students are exposed to the forefronts of the discipline’s knowledge, with the opportunity to conduct supervised original research.

The four-year programme is intended to develop research skills in a more inter-disciplinary context than is possible in a three-year degree structure. You will also be exposed to cutting edge research, participating in seminar presentations in wide-ranging and specialist topics.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States