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BSc (hons) Zoology with Marine Biology

Bachelor (ISCED 2011 level 6)


Duration 6 semesters
Cost Full-time home/EU £9,250; Full-time international £15,240 per year

The new BSc (hons) Zoology with Marine Biology is the first of its kind in the North West, managing to strike a fine balance between theoretical knowledge and practical skill learning. Thanks to the supportive learning environment, you will gain a systematic understanding of key aspects of biodiversity, and conservation, learning how these apply to the marine environment. The curriculum is contemporary and will enhance employability through the University’s industry collaborations.

Practical training is particularly relevant, and will be delivered during two residential field trips in coastal locations. The first one, in the second year of study, will be carried out in Dale (Wales), at the renowned Dale Fort Field Station. The second trip will be organised at the beginning on the third year, in Kavala, Greece, in collaboration with the national Fisheries Research Institute.

You will:
  • Gain significant practical training in zoology and marine biology through two residential field trips
  • Develop extensive knowledge of zoological science with a focus on the marine environment
  • Strike a balance between theoretical knowledge and practical skills


In the first year you will study a range of topics across several modules covering both theory and practice across the biological and environmental sciences. The highlight of year two is the opportunity to go on an excellent residential field trip at Dale Fort in Pembrokeshire in May for the Marine Biology module, which includes studies of the zonation and ecology of animals and plants on various rocky sea shores. Year three provides the opportunity to go on another excellent residential field trip to Greece, within the Fisheries Science module.


Zoology with Marine Biology graduates can enter a wide range of career paths. These include careers related to the wider sciences training such as science communication and publishing, science administration, to marine life conservation and management. Other graduates may go on to work in the environmental consultancy industry, marine biotechnology as well as research institutes and government agencies.


Structural components
Internship/Workplace experience
Laboratory training
Practical/Field work
Research Project

ISCED Categories

Conservation and environmental management
Physical and chemical oceanography