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Marine Biology and Oceanography BSc (Hons)

University of Plymouth

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Around 70 per cent of our planet is ocean with an average depth of 3000m. To understand the biology of this vast area, we must also understand the oceans themselves. Marine biology and oceanography studies the biology and ecology of the marine realm, with a focus on offshore and deep-sea ecosystems, and the physical and chemical processes that shape them. Teaching uses both small and large research vessels, providing you with an unrivalled experience of open ocean marine biology.You will develop a host of practical skills that will prepare you for your chosen career and make you attractive to employers. You will have the opportunity to gain the HSE PRO SCUBA qualification, for those with a suitable background in diving. You’ll also gain invaluable experience on a six or 12-month international placement during your third year, or working in a local host organisation alongside your studies.* We’re very proud of our National Student Survey (NSS) 2020 return. All of the student respondents said our course is intellectually stimulating, that our staff are good at explaining things and 100% also expressed overall satisfaction with the course.* Explore the marine life of the open ocean and deep-sea and how physical and chemical processes drive the biology and ecology of marine species.* Study marine life in the wild with access to the University’s research vessels based in the Plymouth Sound Special Area for Conservation and our Marine Station.* LABplus is a unique open access laboratory and resource centre designed for students studying science and engineering courses. The lab provides a flexible workspace, computing facilities, specialist software, access to microscopes, microscope cameras and bespoke resources. * Benefit from our reputation as an international centre for marine research. Our expert teaching staff collaborate on many varied research projects.* Gain invaluable experience on a six or 12-month international placement during your third year, or working in a local host organisation alongside your studies. * You’ll also have the chance to spend your second year at one of our partner universities in the US, Canada or Australia, giving you the chance to study marine animals not found in UK waters.* Increase your knowledge and apply your skills in an international setting, with two residential field courses abroad (France and Sweden), and experience research on a large ocean-going research vessel.* Develop a host of practical skills that will prepare you for your chosen career and make you attractive to employers. You will also have the opportunity to gain the HSE PRO SCUBA qualification, for those with a suitable background in diving.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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14,600per year

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University information

University of Plymouth

  • University League Table

    69th

  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

International Student Advice team helps international students get the most from their studies and time in the UK by providing specialist services and guidance.
UKVI Compliance team helps international students find out how the Student visa (formerly Tier 4) regulations apply to them during their studies.
The English Language Centre offers courses to help develop academic English language skills – both before (pre-sessional courses) and during students’ studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    49th out of 100 19

    22nd out of 30 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    126 57%

    40th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%

    66th

    22
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.29 86%

    7th

    5
  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    117 53%

    22nd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    23rd

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.33 87%

    7th

    15

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