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Marine Biology (3 years)

University of Southampton

UCAS Course code F713


Explore all forms of ocean life, and gain the right skills to work around the globe, with Southampton’s fantastic BSc Marine Biology degree. You will develop an understanding of global marine sciences with marine biology, covering a broad variety of topics from hydrothermal vents to coastal lagoons.
This programme is based at our unique Waterfront Campus at the world-leading National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS). Students are able to make use of the excellent new teaching labs and cutting-edge research labs as well as our fleet of research vessels which are only a 10 minute walk from the lecture theatres.
Marine Biology has developed exponentially over the past years with, for example, the discovery of hydrothermal vents and cold seeps; the ability to conduct experimental programmes at sea; the use of molecular methods in marine biology and the huge expansion of the data base on marine animals. There has been a massive increase in the interest in marine biodiversity, in terms of the actual species, the causes of such high biodiversity, the scope for exploitation of these natural resources and the potential impact of climate and anthropogenic influences on biodiversity. As a result, marine biology students can expand their biology-knowledge base while appreciating the physico-chemical aspects of the marine environment.
You will develop core knowledge and understanding of subject specific and transferable key skills. Teaching and learning through the degree programmes will be supported by tutor- and student-led tutorials, seminars and presentations, essays and report writing. You will be trained to make use of peer-reviewed internet sources to support guided independent study, group study and your own research.
Our Marine Biology degree is accredited by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST).

Award: BSc
Professional Qualification
3 Years Full Time
Taught in English

Entry requirements

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University Ranking

Times HE UK: 16

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