Biology and Marine Biology at University of Southampton - UCAS

Course summary

Explore the living world from the molecular level through to entire ecosystems. On your three-year Biology and Marine Biology degree you will study living organisms at several levels and gain an understanding of biology from an evolutionary perspective. You will learn through lectures, laboratory work, and fieldwork in the UK and abroad and will graduate prepared for a career in research, and in professions including conservation, inshore fisheries and habitat management. Based at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS), one of the leading research centres globally for ocean science, you will get the opportunity to undertake a balanced programme in both subjects whilst gaining the relevant skills and knowledge for a career in Biology and Marine Biology. You will also get the opportunity to spend a significant amount of time on our 22m research vessel Callista, getting hands on experience out in the field. The breadth of modules and fieldwork will prepare you for a wide variety of careers which will prepare you for higher degrees and careers in (marine) biological research. Our biology and marine biology degree is accredited by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST). This course is subject to revalidation.


We have a varied range of modules for all years. Examples of core modules for year one will include: Data Literacy and Analysis Earth and Ocean System Fundamentals of Biochemistry Key Skills for Marine Scientists Marine Invertebrates Origins of Biodiversity For full list of all modules available, please visit the course page:

Assessment method

The learning activities for this course include the following: lectures, classes and tutorials, coursework, individual and group, projects and independent learning (studying on your own). We’ll assess you using: coursework, laboratory reports and essays, individual and group projects, oral presentations and written exams.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

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How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSEs: Applicants must hold GCSE English Language (or GCSE English), Mathematics and Science (minimum grade C/4) We are committed to ensuring that all learners with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a learner’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Applicants who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme.

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6.5Band C: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component

All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency.

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Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £27400 Year 1
International £27400 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

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Biology and Marine Biology at University of Southampton - UCAS