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BSc (Hons)Marine Biology with Oceanography

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Overview

Life first emerged in the ocean and has spread throughout this dynamic environment. The distribution, growth and success of marine organisms is affected by the interaction of biological, chemical and physical processes operating in the ocean. You will study the interaction between the biology of individuals, populations and communities, the composition and properties of seawater and the physical processes that transport seawater and its contents.

Throughout the degree, there is a strong emphasis on marine sustainability and ecosystem management, marine biogeochemistry, the climate system and numerical skills. Training on our research vessel, in the field, and in the laboratory in Years One, Two and Three will provide you with practical experience of data collection and processing, analysis and interpretation, the essential skills required to be a successful marine scientist.

Throughout the three-year programme, core modules in Marine Biology and Ocean Sciences will provide you with observational, analytical and numerical skills. You will also have a choice of optional modules from within the School of Environmental Science and the School of Life Sciences.

In the final year, you will take advanced modules in an area of interest, and spend a large amount of time working on a research project in either in Marine Biology, Ocean Sciences or a topic that combines the two disciplines. The degree in Marine Biology with Oceanography at Liverpool is accredited by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology.

Programme structure

Programme Year One

The required modules in Year One provide grounding in Ocean Sciences and Marine Biology, as well as developing essential and transferrable skills. Optional modules are available in biology and ecology. There are fieldwork opportunities in Ocean Sciences and Marine Biology in Year 1.

Programme Year Two

In Year 2, there is an emphasis on the development of practical, analytical and numerical skills through training in fieldwork, laboratory skills and practical oceanography. There is an opportunity for students to be trained in the industry standard software used in Ocean Sciences, Matlab. There are fieldwork opportunities in Ocean Sciences and Marine Biology in Year 2.

Programme Year Three

In Year 3, there is an emphasis on the development of skills in research and critical analysis through the independent research project and tutorials covering current hot topics in Ocean and Climate Sciences. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of ocean circulation and the carbon cycle. There are fieldwork opportunities in Ocean Sciences and Marine Biology in Year 3.

Career opportunities

There has never been a better time to study Ocean Sciences: to understand how the oceans are warming, where sea level is rising, how the oceans are taking up carbon from the atmosphere, and how these changes are affecting plankton and marine life. Our degree programmes are designed to provide you with the skills to tackle these global environmental challenges. The vast majority of our recent graduates gain employment within a degree-related field or continue further within education and research after graduation.

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