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Course summary

Start the journey towards a fulfilling career in marine biology with our Marine Biology foundation degree. You will study a varied programme, integrating field trips and practical laboratory work with highly transferable data processing skills, to equip you for endless career choices across a broad range of scientific disciplines. You will also be ideally located to explore the Lancashire Coast’s rich and varied coastal environment – with its rocky shores, mud flats, salt marshes and sand dunes – and enjoy a first-rate learning experience that’s genuinely hard to beat! Afterwards, many students choose to ‘top up’ their studies to a full honours degree with our one-year BSc Marine Biology programme. Our graduates find rewarding employment all over the world as well as locally, with leading companies such as Natural England, North West Fisheries and Merlin Entertainments Sea Life.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

International applicants must apply through UCAS

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSEs in English Language and maths at grade C/4 or above. Also, pplicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis.

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Additional entry requirements


All applicants will be required to attend an information, advice and guidance appointment either on campus or remotely. The session will give you the opportunity to meet our tutors and ask any questions you may have about studying at B&FC.

English language requirements

Overall score of 6.0 from IELTS with minimum of 5.5 in each component; Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £10000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
International £10000 Year 1

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Please note: our course fees are accurate at time of publishing. However, government information may change at short notice and we reserve the right to update our fees accordingly.
Marine Biology at Blackpool and the Fylde College - UCAS