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Marine Biology with Oceanography MSci (Hons)

University of Southampton

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  • Qualification

    Master of Science (with Honours) - Msci (Hon)

  • Location

    Main Site - Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

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. Your 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). 100% of Marine Biology students were either satisfied or very satisfied with the teaching on their course *University of Southampton analysis of unpublished NSS data 2020

Application deadline

15 January

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 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%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    149 65%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%



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