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Marine Biology with Oceanography (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.

This degree examines the biology of marine organisms within their environments, from intertidal coasts to deep sea and hydrothermal vents systems. You'll learn how marine plants and animals interact with their environment and respond to change.

You'll become part of one of the largest marine science communities in Europe through the world-leading research institution, the National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS). Our research vessels are only a 10-minute walk from the lecture theatres. Boat-based fieldwork is an important part of the programme.

With this course, you can:

  • gain detailed knowledge of marine biota and the physics, chemistry and sedimentology that influence them

  • cover a broad variety of topics, from hydrothermal vents to coastal lagoons

  • take part in a full fieldwork programme including residential trips

  • complete an independent research project working alongside active research staff

  • get practical experience of doing experiments, learning to adapt to sea state and weather conditions, collect samples, and use ocean instrumentation

  • select optional modules depending on your area of interest – for example, you can study palaeobiology and explore how fossils are used to study ecology

  • choose from a variety of semester abroad study opportunities

This degree provides access to a wider oceanographic perspective with an emphasis on marine biology. It provides a wide range of marine sciences skills and abilities and are aimed at biologists working across traditional subject boundaries in the marine environment. The breadth of modules, ranging from coral reefs to coastal oceanography, combined with four field courses, will prepare you for a career in marine science working on some of the biggest challenges facing oceanographic science today.

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
Kust- en zee toerisme
Navigatie en zeemanschap