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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Edinburgh Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    12-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Overview

Years 1 and 2 provide a foundation in modern biology, including: Ecology; Pollution Biology; and Man’s Impact on the Environment. Year 3 gives a thorough grounding in many aspects of Marine Biology and Year 4 explores the applications of Marine Biology to Marine Resource Development and Marine Environmental Protection. Fieldwork plays an important part in the course. The course aims to produce good Marine Biologists with a training in applied aspects of marine resource exploitation and protection. Breadth in the curriculum is provided by options including Molecular Biology and Microbiology.

Employability

Work and study

This is what our BSc (Hons) Marine Biology students are doing 15 months after graduating:

  • 67% are working
  • 10% are studying
  • 8% are working and studying.

In highly skilled work

  • 50% of those are in highly skilled work 15 months after graduating.

Salary

  • The average salary of students 15 months after graduating: £22000
  • The average UK salary of students 15 months after graduating from a similar course: £22000

Jobs

These are the most common jobs students go into 15 months after graduating:

  • Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
  • Business and public service associate professionals

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 19,792per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : BBC - ABB

including a science subject (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Human Biology, Mathematics or Physics) for entry to Year 1.For entry to Year 2: ABB including Biology or Human Biology.

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University information

Heriot-Watt University

  • University League Table

    23rd

  • Campus address

    Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 4AS, Scotland

Highly regarded around the world with a strong focus on business, engineering, design and the physical and life sciences.
Culturally diverse, warm and welcoming, Heriot-Watt is one of Scotland's most international universities with a global footprint.
Global companies actively seek out Heriot-Watt graduates due to the nature of the university's research-informed education.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    42nd out of 100 15

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    163 74%

    14th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58.0 58%

    82nd

    60
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    59th

    36

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