University of Liverpool has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
From microscopic algae to giant whales, most of our planet’s life is found in the oceans. As a marine biologist, you will learn about the behaviour, physiology, and ecology of marine organisms, and how marine food webs are influenced by global warming and fisheries. We produce highly employable marine biologists, able to apply their knowledge and skills to fields including monitoring, pollution, conservation, and aquaculture.
Our four-year integrated master’s programme is designed to train high performing marine biologists to the best possible standard to prepare them for PhD research and employment.
This programme is accredited by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Registered Marine Technologist and as partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Marine Technologist.
This programme is available with a Year in China. The Year in China allows undergraduate students the opportunity to spend one year at our joint venture, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), following XJTLU's BA China Studies degree classes. XJTLU is a fully English-speaking university, located in Suzhou. If you wish to study this programme with a Year in China please put the option code YC in the Further Choices section of your UCAS application form.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
Including Biology and one other science. Acceptable second science subjects include Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geography and Geology
For science A levels that include the separately graded practical endorsement, a Pass is required
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*DD||
D*DD in relevant Diploma
Relevant subjects considered include: Animal Management, Countryside Management, Applied Science, Marine Biology, and Ecology.
If the BTEC you are taking is not listed here, please contact us to check its acceptability for this programme.
Please note that BTEC Forensic Science pathway is not acceptable for this programme.
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
45 Level 3 credits in graded units, including 30 at Distinction and a further 15 with at least Merit.
15 Distinctions in Biology and one other science are typically required. Acceptable science subjects are Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geography or Geology.
|Scottish Higher||Not accepted|
|Extended Project||A||Applicants who offer the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and meet our offer criteria will be made the standard offer, plus an alternative offer. This will be at one A Level grade lower plus a grade A in the EPQ, for example the offer would be ABB or BBB plus A in the EPQ.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||33 points||33 including 6 in Higher Level Biology and 5 in a second science at Higher Level, and no score less than 4|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H1, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3||Including H2 or above in Biology and a second science|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||ABB||Including Biology and a second science|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||B||Accepted including two A levels at AB (including Biology and a second science)|