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Biology and Marine Biology MSci

University of Southampton

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  • Qualification

    Master of Science - MSci

  • Location

    Main Site - Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

You'll gain a unique perspective of working in the coastal zone with Southampton’s MSci Biology and Marine Biology degree programme. Based at the world-leading National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS), you’ll have the opportunity to combine modules from Biological Sciences and from Ocean and Earth Science and develop your understanding of the living world from the molecular level to entire ecosystems across both terrestrial and marine biology.Taught by leading scientists in their fields, your unique degree combines core concepts with an extensive choice of modules. You will gain a broad knowledge of important marine biological concepts, then focus on your own interests and pursue them further in your third and fourth years through individual research projects. Your research skills will be enhanced with a series of terrestrial and marine field trips with locations in the UK, Spain in years one and two and a choice of, currently, Bermuda or Galapagos at the end of year three.In your final year you will get the opportunity to work alongside one of our cutting edge research groups in Biology or Ocean and Earth Science completing an extensive (50% of your final year) research project.Biological Sciences at Southampton is ranked joint 1st in the Russell Group for satisfaction with their course Guardian University Guide, 2020 (UG)

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 21,580per year

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University information

University of Southampton

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  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton welcomes students from over 130 countries, including more than 7,450 EU and international students.
There are a wide range of support programmes to help students prepare for learning in a British academic environment and meet English language requirements.
Every September there is a free welcome programme for international and EU students, designed to help students settle into life in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    26th out of 103 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    148 65%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%



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