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Marine Biology with foundation year (MSci)

Bachelor (ISCED 2011 level 6)


Cost £9,250 for UK and EU students which can change throughout the years; £21,580 each year for international students.

You'll study biology and ecology within the specific context of marine systems. The course modules will improve your biological sciences, chemistry, physics and mathematics knowledge.

Choose from optional field courses at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences or the Charles Darwin Research Station. This will broaden your field research beyond the environments found around the UK.

The facilities are exceptional at Southampton. You can go from classroom or lab to our research vessels within minutes on our Waterfront Campus. Be part of the National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS), one of the largest marine science communities in Europe.

Depending on your grades, you can apply to study abroad at one of our partner universities. There you'll take specialist modules and projects that are not available in the UK.

With this course, you can:

  • get the opportunity to conduct supervised original research

  • examine the ecology of marine organisms, including feeding, reproduction, behaviour and migrations

  • discover a range of topics from hydrothermal vents to coastal lagoons

  • get extensive practical laboratory skills training at all levels

  • take part in relevant field experience and training throughout the programme

  • choose from a variety of semester abroad study opportunities

This program will give you a comprehensive understanding of the biology of marine organisms and their relationship with the environment. It is aimed at those who want to be well-prepared for a career in marine biology and our alumni often work in a variety of countries before settling down into a longer-term role. MSci students will get the opportunity to complete a marine ecology course in either the Galapagos Islands or Bermuda.

Structurele componenten
Ship training
Internship/Workplace experience
Laboratory training
Practical/Field work
Research Project

ISCED Categories

Beleid en bestuur
Marien and maritiem recht
Conservatie en milieumanagement
Mariene Geologie
Fysische en chemische oceanografie
Wetenschappelijke modellering
Mariene Ruimtelijke Planning