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Marine Biology (3 years) BSc (Hons)

University of Southampton

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site - Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

You will explore all forms of ocean life, and gain the right skills to work around the globe, with Southampton’s fantastic BSc Marine Biology degree. Our three-year course covers a range of diverse topics from deep ocean hydrothermal vents to shallow coastal lagoons. It offers you a broad spectrum of biological training and appropriate skills in organismal biology and ecology within the specific context of marine systems. You will be based at our unique Waterfront Campus at the world-leading National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS), students are able to make use of the excellent teaching labs and cutting-edge research labs as well as our fleet of research vessels which are only a 10 minute walk from the lecture theatres. As part of your course you will spend a significant amount of time on our research vessels carrying out boat-based field work and getting hands on experience. Over the course of this degree you will gain a unique and diverse knowledge and practical skills that are relevant to current global and environmental challenges, so that by graduation you will have a suite of highly respected biological and oceanographic skills. Ranked 7th in the Russell Group for Satisfied with course. *Guardian best UK universities league table 2021, 15 out of 24 Russell Group Universities, Earth and Marine Sciences subject area.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 21,580per year

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University information

University of Southampton

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

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

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 6,800 EU and international students.
Southampton's Students' Union (SUSU) has over 40 cultural and international groups that help with social connections for international communities.
Specialist careers support and paid Year in Employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    26th out of 103 2

    10th out of 29 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    148 65%

    31st

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    38th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    33rd

    9
  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    149 65%

    12th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    16th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%

    11th

    7

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