Marine Biology with Oceanography MSci (Hons)

University of Southampton

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Course Summary

Our four-year integrated masters will provide you with a coherent programme of study which will offer you an extensive and in-depth knowledge and understanding of aspects of Marine Biology, and how it interrelates with the entire spectrum of marine science. The course will develop your intellectual, practical and fieldwork skills in the collection, analysis, interpretation and understanding of marine biological and oceanographic data, and develop your critical and analytical problem-solving powers, especially in relation to the marine sciences, but also those which have a broader application. You will be based at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS), a world-leading research centre, which allows you to go from classroom or lab to our research vessel in minutes. You will spend a significant amount of time on our research vessels carrying out boat-based field work and getting hands on experience out in the field. You will be able to put the knowledge and skills you develop into practice by carrying out your very own original research project in your final year at the heart of one of our specialist research groups.You will also have the opportunity to expand your study skills and broaden your field research beyond the environments found around the UK, with an optional tropical marine ecology field course in the Galapagos (working from the Charles Darwin Research Station) or alternatively at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Science (BIOS)

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  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
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  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
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  • OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma
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  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
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AAB to include Biology and one further science subject. A level science subjects considered include Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Environmental Studies, Geography and Geology. Science practical components must be passed. General Studies, Critical Thinking and Use of Mathematics are excluded for entry.

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£9,250 per year

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The University of Southampton dates back to 1862: located on the south coast of England, it is close to the New Forest and the Isle of Wight. The main campus is north of the city centre, near to a large managed woodland. There are excellent road, rail, sea and air links and London is just over an hour away by train.


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