Uncover the secrets of life in our oceans. On your three-year multidisciplinary degree you will gain a detailed knowledge of marine biota and the physics, chemistry and sedimentology that influence them. You will explore a broad variety of topics and take part in a full fieldowrk programme that inlcudes residential trips in the first two years. You will study at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS), one of the world’s largest centres devoted to research, teaching and technology development in ocean and Earth science, where you will make use of the excellent teaching and cutting-edge research labs as well as our fleet of research vessels. As part of your course you will spend a significant amount of time on our research vessels carrying out boat-based field work and getting hands on experience. Join an Ocean Science community ranked 1st in the UK and 4th globally in the academic rankings among world universities, Shanghai Ranking, Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (Oceanography), 2022. Our Marine Biology and Oceanography degree is accredited by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST).
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 Introduction to Functional Marine Biology Introduction to Marine Ecology and Evolution Introduction to Ocean Biogeochemistry Key Skills for Marine Scientists Marine Invertebrates Physics of the Ocean For full list of all modules available, please visit the course page: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/courses/marine-biology-with-oceanography-degree-bsc#modules
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: essays, individual and group projects, oral presentations and written exams
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How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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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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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