Marine Biology and Oceanography BSc (Hons)

This single honours degree, taught predominantly within the School of Ocean Sciences, provides an in-depth study of the important processes in the oceans, shelf seas and estuaries. The course combines detailed study of life in the sea, from the smallest bacteria to the largest mammals, with a specialised understanding of their physical and chemical environments: the currents, tides and waves, and the biogeochemical interactions within the atmosphere, ocean and sea floor.

BSc (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration
CF17 UCAS Code

Entry Requirements For This Course

136-112 tariff points including an accepted level 3 qualification* in Biology and usually one other science subject (Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Psychology), plus Grade C in GCSE Maths, Double Award Science and English. *Level 3 qualifications include A levels, Irish Highers, International Baccalaureate, Welsh Baccalaureate, Scottish Advanced Highers and others – for a full list, please refer to the new UCAS tariff at

Due to the academic requirements for this programme, BTECs, City & Guilds and Access courses are considered on a case by case basis.

We also welcome applications from mature applicants, individuals with European qualifications and international applicants (subject to minimum English language requirements).

For those who wish to go on to follow the 4-year Master of Marine Biology MMBiol, you will be assessed for transition onto the Masters at the end of Year 2 of this BSc course.

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