With this 3-year degree, you'll explore all forms of marine life. You'll gain advanced knowledge and practical skills to solve environmental challenges. You'll spend time on our research vessels carrying out boat-based field work. You'll graduate with highly-respected biological and oceanographic skills for a range of careers. You could work in research, wildlife management or conservation.
You'll study biology and ecology within the specific context of marine systems. The course will broaden your knowledge of biological sciences, chemistry, physics and maths.
The facilities are exceptional at Southampton. You can go from classroom or lab to our research vessels within minutes on our Waterfront Campus.
You'll be part of one of the largest marine science communities in Europe, the National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS). With this course, you can:
learn the most up-to-date marine science knowledge
get the opportunity to conduct supervised, original research
find out about the ecology of marine organisms, including feeding, reproduction, behaviour and migrations
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.