Marine Biology Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelor's & Master's

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
University of Southampton 89% 5% 10% £9250 £21580 148 Southampton On campus Full-time
University of Essex 89% 5% 10% £9250 £19080 148 Colchester On campus Full-time
Queen's University of Belfast 62% 0% 10% £9250 £21400 161 Belfast On campus Full-time
University of Essex 78% 5% 4% £9250 £19080 114 Colchester On campus Full-time
University of Essex 78% 5% 4% £9250 £19080 114 Colchester On campus Full-time
Cornwall College 78% 5% 4% £6167 £6633 114 Redruth On campus Part-time
Cornwall College 78% 5% 4% £6167 £6633 114 Redruth On campus Part-time
Blackpool and the Fylde College 58% 10% 10% £8335 £9335 144 Blackpool On campus Full-time
University of Southampton 91% 5% 6% £9250 £21580 146 Southampton On campus Full-time
University of Essex 81% 0% 10% £9250 £19080 104 Colchester On campus Full-time
University of Hull 83% 5% 25% £9250 £17550 85 Hull On campus Full-time
University of Exeter 84% 0% 5% £9250 £25000 149 Exeter On campus Full-time
University of Essex 72% 0% 0% £9250 £19080 116 Colchester On campus Full-time
University of Exeter 84% 0% 5% £9250 £25000 149 Exeter On campus Full-time
Queen's University of Belfast 62% 0% 10% £9250 £21400 161 Belfast On campus Full-time
University of Southampton 83% 3% 10% £9250 £21580 148 Southampton On campus Full-time
University of Hull 83% 5% 25% £9250 £17550 85 Hull On campus Full-time
University of Portsmouth 71% 10% 3% £9250 £18300 106 Portsmouth On campus Full-time
University of Essex 81% 0% 10% £9250 £19080 104 Colchester On campus Full-time
University of Exeter 84% 0% 5% £9250 £25000 149 Exeter On campus Full-time
University of Essex - - - £9980 £19380 - Colchester On campus Full-time
Bangor University 78% 5% 4% £9000 - 114 Bangor On campus Full-time
Plymouth University 78% 5% 4% - - 114 Plymouth On campus Full-time
Blackpool and the Fylde College 100% - 50% £8750 £9750 - Blackpool On campus Full-time
University of Salford 71% 3% 11% - - 109 Salford On campus Full-time
Bangor University 83% 0% 5% £9000 - 138 Bangor On campus Full-time
Bangor University 58% 10% 10% £9000 - 144 Bangor On campus Full-time
University of Chester 80% 5% 5% £9250 - 109 Chester On campus Full-time
Swansea University 83% 5% 0% - - 128 Swansea On campus Full-time
University of Essex 81% 0% 10% £9250 - 104 Colchester On campus Full-time
Swansea University 83% 5% 0% - - 128 Swansea On campus Full-time
Swansea University 83% 5% 0% - - 128 Swansea On campus Full-time
University of Chester 80% 5% 5% £9250 - 109 Chester On campus Full-time
University of Liverpool 80% 0% 0% - - 145 Liverpool On campus Full-time
University of Liverpool 67% 3% 0% - - 132 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Bangor University 98% 5% 0% £9000 - 128 Bangor On campus Full-time
University of Salford 71% 3% 11% - - 83 Salford On campus Full-time
University of Stirling 71% 5% 10% - - 149 Stirling On campus Full-time
Plymouth University 93% 5% 0% - - 151 Plymouth On campus Full-time
University of Salford 71% 3% 11% - - 83 Salford On campus Full-time
Plymouth University 95% 5% 0% - - 115 Plymouth On campus Full-time
Plymouth University 88% 4% 1% - - 116 Plymouth On campus Full-time
University of Aberdeen 89% 10% 0% - - 180 Aberdeen On campus Full-time
University of Salford 71% 3% 11% £9250 - 109 Salford On campus Full-time
Heriot-Watt University 67% - 2% £9250 £9250 £19792 £20584 185 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
Newcastle University 60% 0% 4% £9250 - 108 Newcastle On campus Full-time
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Student Reviews

Overall student satisfaction
77 /100
1945 students of Marine Biology in the UK replied

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

Salary

Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Marine Biology

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £19000 £17914 £21820
25-75 percentile range £16500 - £23000 £13226 - £22914 £16763 - £27214

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £20650 £18193 £23089
25-75 percentile range £17237 - £23000 £14494 - £22040 £17568 - £28021

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Marine Biology

15 months after graduation, graduates of this subject were asked about their current circumstances of employment, what they do, and whether their activities and perspectives are directly related to their studies.

Current jobs

Among graduates of Marine Biology who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Typical employers for graduates of Marine Biology

  • Zoological Parks
  • Aquariums
  • Governmental Agencies
  • Laboratories
  • Educational Institutions
  • Museums

Specialisations within Marine Biology

  • Phycology
  • Ichthyology
  • Invertebrate Zoology
  • Marine Mammalogy
  • Fishery Biology
  • Marine Biotechnology
  • Marine Microbiology

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Among graduates of Marine Biology who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number of highly skilled vs non-highly skilled jobs (Unistats).

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of Marine Biology (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Marine Biology at Bournemouth University

15% Business and public service associate professionals
15% Elementary occupations
10% Skilled trades occupations
10% Conservation and environment professionals
10% Media Professionals
10% Sales occupations
10% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
10% Protective service occupations

Grading Distribution

Students of Marine Biology in the UK received the following grades.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Marine Biology

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FAQ

  • The following degrees are offered for Marine Biology studies:
  • Master of Science (Honours) - Msci (Hons)
  • Master of Science - MSc
  • Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Master of Research - MRes

Marine Biology at Blackpool and the Fylde College received the highest rating among all graduates in the National Student Survey year with a rating of 100 out of 100 among 13 respondents.

The median salary of graduates of Marine Biology was £19000 15 months after graduation, £17914 3 years after graduation and £21820 5 years after graduation.