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Marine Science with optional placement year BSc (Hons)

Ulster University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Coleraine

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 - 4 Years

Course summary

Are you passionate about the health of our oceans and life in our seas? Our degree in marine science is the integrated study of the biological, physical and chemical aspects of our coasts and oceans. It covers aspects of marine biology and ecology, through marine geology, maritime archaeology, and ocean engineering, to the oceans as an economic resource and a global climate regulator. Oceans provide many opportunities for sustainable communities through renewable energy schemes, carbon sequestration, and sustainable fishing. The Blue Economy (activities related to the ocean) is growing each year, and in 2018 was worth €566 billion while generating an estimated 3.5 million jobs across Europe.The human population, estimated at 7.6 billion in 2018, is expected to increase to 11 billion by 2100. With the majority of the world’s largest cities located in coastal zones, more than 75% of people are expected to live within 100 km of the coast by 2025. At a time of unprecedented environmental change, society is having to adapt to processes and hazards that are poorly understood. Now, more than ever, society needs STEM graduates with an interdisciplinary understanding of the complexity and uncertainty of the marine and atmospheric systems, and with the skills and competencies to observe, measure, model and manage these systems. We achieve this in our marine science degree through the integration of theoretical, practical and field-based approaches. Our Coleraine campus is ideally located on the Causeway Coast, one of the world’s most spectacular natural laboratories.Employment opportunities exist all over the world in the public and private sectors, in areas as diverse as physical, chemical and biological oceanography, coastal and ocean engineering, hydrographic surveying, fisheries science, marine mammal science, meteorology, marine geology, scientific diving, coastal zone planning and marine conservation

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 14,910per 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 : BCC

STEM subjects preferred.Subjects may include Geography, Economics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Environmental Technology/Science, Physical Education, Single Award Science, ICT, Nutrition and Food Science, Software Systems Development, Single Award Life & Health Sciences. Applied Science Double Award also acceptable.

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University information

Ulster University

  • University League Table

    60th

  • Campus address

    Ulster University, Cromore Road, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, BT52 1SA, Northern Ireland

Renowned for its warm welcome, Ulster recruits international students from over 100 countries across the globe and has over 200,000 alumni worldwide.
Ulster delivers a world-class UK university experience with the added benefit of being one of the UK's most affordable locations.
An international student experience team delivers a bespoke orientation programme and offers pastoral support to international students during their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    23rd out of 103 15

    33rd out of 72 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    121 53%

    59th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79 79%

    17th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.52 90%

    1st

    86
  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    124 56%

    43rd

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%

    19th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    45th

    40

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