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Marine Biology (BSc)

Bachelor (ISCED 2011 level 6)


Cost £9,250 for UK and EU students which can change throughout the years; £21,580 each year for international students.

With this 3-year degree, you'll explore all forms of marine life. You'll gain advanced knowledge and practical skills to solve environmental challenges. You'll spend time on our research vessels carrying out boat-based field work. You'll graduate with highly-respected biological and oceanographic skills for a range of careers. You could work in research, wildlife management or conservation.

You'll study biology and ecology within the specific context of marine systems. The course will broaden your knowledge of biological sciences, chemistry, physics and maths.

The facilities are exceptional at Southampton. You can go from classroom or lab to our research vessels within minutes on our Waterfront Campus.

You'll be part of one of the largest marine science communities in Europe, the National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS). With this course, you can:

  • learn the most up-to-date marine science knowledge

  • get the opportunity to conduct supervised, original research

  • find out about the ecology of marine organisms, including feeding, reproduction, behaviour and migrations

  • get extensive practical laboratory skills training at all levels

  • take part in relevant field experience and training throughout the programme

  • choose from a variety of semester abroad study opportunities

This program will give you a comprehensive understanding of the biology of marine organisms and their relationship with the environment. It is aimed at those who want to be well-prepared for a career in marine biology and our alumni often work in a variety of countries before settling down into a longer-term role.

Structurele componenten
Ship training
Internship/Workplace experience
Laboratory training
Practical/Field work
Research Project

ISCED Categories

Beleid en bestuur
Conservatie en milieumanagement
Mariene Geologie
Fysische en chemische oceanografie
Wetenschappelijke modellering