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BSc (Hons)Marine Biology

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Overview

From microscopic algae to giant whales, most of our planet’s life is found in the oceans. As a marine biologist, you will study the whole range of marine organisms, and their interactions with each other and their environment. You will learn about the behaviour, physiology, and ecology of marine organisms, and how marine food webs are influenced by global warming and fisheries.

Applied aspects of the programme include monitoring, pollution, conservation, and aquaculture. We produce marine biologists with knowledge and skills that make them employable in the 21st century.

Modern marine biology requires a wide range of skills, from field work to data analysis. The first two years of study help you develop these core skills. There are week-long field courses in every yearof study and an opportunity to use our research vessel Marisa. Students currently make an independent overseas study visit in the summer of Year Two, for which past destinations include Australia, Tanzania, Ecuador and Iceland.

In Year Three, you will take advanced modules in your area of interest, and spend a large amount of time working on your independent research project. Recent projects include investigating physiological data on how cormorants stay warm while diving in frigid Arctic waters, building mathematical mode ls of coral reefs, and looking at the impacts of a wind farm on benthic communities using our purpose-built research vessel.

You can choose modules from the School of Life Sciences, Ocean Sciences, and Geography in each year of study on topics such as climate change and ocean physics, population ecology, physiology, conservation, parasitology, microbiology, molecular biology and genetics.

Programme structure

Programme Year One

Compulsory modules develop the essential skills required to be a Marine Biologist and build a foundation of knowledge on the physical and biological environments. Three optional modules allow you to focus a little more on the subjects that interest you.

Programme Year Two

Year 2 develops more specialist knowledge of Marine Biology, while allowing you to take a wide range of options in areas that interest you. You choose two optional modules.

Programme Year Three

The core compulsory modules focus on research skills and include your independent research project. A wide choice of specialist research-led modules from right across the University allows you to focus on the subjects which interest you the most. You choose four optional modules.

Career opportunities

Our graduates have a diverse range of careers, including, media, environmental consultancy, administration, academia, teaching, local and national government and international banking. Recent graduates who have careers within the sector include fisheries observers, surveyor, seabird research assistant, field assistant on mammal surveys, rangers and conducting environmental surveys for construction work. Many choose to continue their studies at Masters or PhD level on topics such as fish assemblages in mangroves, marine ecosystem responses to climate change and carbon sequestration in soils.

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

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

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

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States