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BSc (Hons)Marine Biology

University of Stirling
United Kingdom, Stirling
Tuition fee £15,100 per year
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Overview

Marine Biology is the study of specialised plants and animals and how they’ve adapted to the challenges of living in a marine environment. It’s also concerned with the impact human activity has on the health of the oceans.

The course is truly multi-disciplinary. It draws on other Biology disciplines, including Ecology and the physical and environmental sciences, to understand a habitat that covers around 71 per cent of the earth’s surface.

They teach you the dynamics of aquatic systems and the biology of their organisms. You’ll learn about the science of diving and other underwater techniques. Their mix of practical work, fieldwork and research projects will ensure that you’ll be ready for your career working with the oceans.

Stirling’s Institute of Aquaculture – which coordinates this course – is the leading international centre in its field, and the largest of its kind in the world, with an excellent international reputation in teaching, research, innovation and consultancy.

The Institute of Aquaculture has received the UK’s most prestigious academic honour – the Queen’s Anniversary Prize 2019.

Career opportunities

Graduates are sought after in relevant areas of employment, in both public and private sectors, such as:

environmental protection
environmental impact assessment
environmental and conservation fields
pollution control
water companies, tourism
fisheries management
governmental regulatory departments
the fast-growing aquaculture sector.
In addition, there is a wide range of more general graduate employment, which includes:

biotechnological companies
bioinformatics
health and clinical sciences
forensic science
medical sales and marketing
science journalism
teaching

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