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Marine Environmental Science BSc (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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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

Overview

Marine environments represent more than 95% of the world’s biosphere and supply 80% of the world's oxygen. On this professionally accredited BSc (Hons) Marine Environmental Science degree course, you'll develop your understanding of this vital resource and learn how to protect its delicate ecosystems from climate change and overfishing.

You’ll graduate primed for a career in areas such as marine environmental consultancy, marine conservation, coastal management, and underwater exploration and conservation. You'll also set yourself up to continue your studies at postgraduate level.

Accredited by

This course is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES).

What you'll experience

On this course you'll:

  • Study marine environments, from the tiniest plankton to the massive effect of global warming on our oceans
  • Make use of our laboratories and beachside Institute of Marine Sciences, packed with expert staff, advanced analytical equipment, and experimental and aquarium facilities
  • Get to grips with essential tests and techniques, including the study of marine water quality, marine life and pollutants
  • Make the most of our location on Hampshire's coastline and put what you've learnt to the test with boat trips on the Solent and field trips to surrounding areas
  • Do a final year independent research project based in the UK or abroad and consider the ethical issues connected to the project and health and safety requirements

Careers and opportunities

The ongoing threats to our natural environment mean the world needs people with the specialised scientific knowledge to safeguard marine resources for future generations. This means you'll have plenty of job opportunities after the course.

What can you do with a Marine Environmental Science degree?

Previous graduates have gone on to work in areas such as:

  • environmental consultancies
  • sustainability specialists
  • underwater exploration
  • conservation
  • wildlife protection
  • coastal management

What jobs can you do with a Marine Environmental Science degree?

Roles our graduates have taken on include:

  • Marine Scientist
  • Marine Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Chemist
  • Geographic Information Scientist
  • Marine Conservation Officer
  • Environmental Policy Officer
  • Fish Health Inspector
  • Coastal Management Officer
  • Wildlife Protection Officer

You could also continue your studies at postgraduate level.

When you finish the course you can apply for Associate Membership of the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) and get Chartered Membership of the IES within 4-5 years, with appropriate work experience. Chartered Membership of the IES is required in many environmental careers.

Work experience and career planning

To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course. We can help you identify placements, internships and voluntary roles and research opportunities that will complement your studies.

We'll support you throughout your course and for up to 5 years after you graduate.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    73rd

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    58th out of 71 13

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    97 48%

    62nd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68 68%

    42nd

    22
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%

    45th

    25

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