Marine Biology Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelors & Masters

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
Marine Biology (Including Foundation Year) BSc (Hons) University of Essex - 5% 0% £9250 £22100 111 Colchester On campus Full-time
Marine Biology BSc (Hons) University of Essex 79% 5% 5% £9250 £22100 112 Colchester On campus Full-time
Marine Biology (with foundation year) BSc (Hons) University of Hull 74% 0% 10% £9250 £9250 £18300 £19500 93 Hull On campus Full-time
Marine Biology BSc (Hons) University of Exeter 88% 5% 7% £9250 £29700 156 Exeter On campus Full-time
Marine Biology Msci (Hons) Queen's University of Belfast 68% 0% 5% £9250 £25300 148 Belfast On campus Full-time
Marine Biology (Including Placement Year) BSc (Hons) University of Essex 82% 5% 7% £9250 £22100 128 Colchester On campus Full-time
Marine Biology with Professional Studies BSc (Hons) Queen's University of Belfast 68% 0% 0% £9250 £25300 134 Belfast On campus Full-time
Marine Biology Msci (Hons) University of Exeter 83% 5% 0% £9250 £29700 187 Exeter On campus Full-time
Marine Biology BSc (Hons) University of Hull 68% 5% 5% £9250 £9250 £18300 £19500 131 Hull On campus Full-time
Marine Biology BSc (Hons) University of Portsmouth 73% 0% 1% £9250 £20200 137 Portsmouth On campus Full-time
Marine Biology BSc (Hons) University of Aberdeen 73% 0% 0% £9250 £26100 £24800 162 Aberdeen On campus Full-time
Marine Biology (Including Year Abroad) BSc (Hons) University of Essex 82% 5% 0% £9250 £22100 119 Colchester On campus Full-time
Marine Biology with Professional Studies Msci (Hons) Queen's University of Belfast 68% 0% 5% £9250 £25300 148 Belfast On campus Full-time
Marine Biology BSc (Hons) Queen's University of Belfast 68% 0% 5% £9250 £25300 148 Belfast On campus Full-time
Marine Biology (with Foundation Year) BSc (Hons) Bangor University 74% 5% 5% £9000 - 82 Bangor On campus Full-time
Marine Biology and Zoology BSc (Hons) Bangor University 90% 0% 5% £9000 - 140 Bangor On campus Full-time
Marine Biology BSc (Hons) University of Chester 66% 15% 10% £9250 - 140 Chester On campus Full-time
Marine Biology (including a Foundation Year) BSc (Hons) University of Chester 66% 15% 10% £9250 - 119 Chester On campus Full-time
Marine Biology MSc Bangor University 74% 5% 0% £9000 - 131 Bangor On campus Full-time
Marine Biology and Oceanography BSc (Hons) Bangor University 40% 10% 5% £9000 - 115 Bangor On campus Full-time
Marine Biology and Zoology MSc Bangor University 74% 5% 5% £9000 - 123 Bangor On campus Full-time
Marine Biology BSc (Hons) Bangor University 72% 5% 5% £9000 - 112 Bangor On campus Full-time
Marine Biology and Oceanography MSc Bangor University 74% 5% 5% £9000 - 104 Bangor On campus Full-time
Marine Biology BSc (Hons) Swansea University 87% 5% 0% - - 132 Swansea On campus Full-time
Marine Biology with a Year in Industry BSc (Hons) Swansea University 90% 5% 10% - - 150 Swansea On campus Full-time
Marine Biology with a Year Abroad BSc (Hons) Swansea University 90% 5% 5% - - 153 Swansea On campus Full-time
Marine Biology with Oceanography BSc (Hons) University of Liverpool 76% 5% 0% - - 168 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Marine Biology BSc (Hons) University of Liverpool 79% 10% 0% - - 154 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Marine Biology MMarBiol University of Liverpool 76% 5% 0% - - 143 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Marine Biology BSc (Hons) University of Salford 86% 0% 0% - - 118 Salford On campus Full-time
Marine Biology with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) Plymouth University 88% 2% 15% - - 103 Plymouth On campus Full-time
Marine Biology with a Foundation Year BSc (Hons) University of Salford 86% 0% 5% - - 123 Salford On campus Full-time
Marine Biology BSc (Hons) Plymouth University 88% 5% 0% - - 158 Plymouth On campus Full-time
Marine Biology and Coastal Ecology BSc (Hons) Plymouth University 85% 0% 10% - - 120 Plymouth On campus Full-time
Marine Biology and Oceanography BSc (Hons) Plymouth University 94% 0% 5% - - 165 Plymouth On campus Full-time
Marine Biology FdSc Blackpool and the Fylde College - - 35% £9000 £10000 - Blackpool On campus Full-time
MSci Tropical Marine Biology (four-year integrated masters) Msci (Hons) University of Essex - - - £9250 £22100 - Colchester On campus Full-time
Marine Biology with Professional Placement BSc (Hons) University of Exeter - - - £9250 £29700 - Exeter On campus Full-time
MSci Tropical Marine Biology (integrated masters) including placement year MSc University of Essex - - - £9250 £22100 - Colchester On campus Full-time
MSci Tropical Marine Biology (integrated masters) including year abroad MSc University of Essex - - - £9250 £22100 - Colchester On campus Full-time
Tropical Marine Biology MSc University of Essex - - - £11550 £22400 - Colchester On campus Full-time
Marine Biology with Study Abroad BSc (Hons) University of Exeter - - - £9250 £29700 - Exeter On campus Full-time
Marine Biology MRes Plymouth University - - - - - - Plymouth On campus Part-time
Marine Biology MSc Bangor University - - - - - - Bangor On campus Full-time
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Student Reviews

Overall student satisfaction
80 /100
2212 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for 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 £21866 £19075 £23442
25-75 percentile range £18953 - £24799 £14408 - £23761 £18123 - £29056

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £21248 £19131 £22806
25-75 percentile range £18700 - £25128 £14077 - £22415 £18047 - £27746

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.

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

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

Example below based on all graduates of Marine Biology at Anglia Ruskin University

20% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
5% Web and Multimedia Design Professionals
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Elementary occupations
5% Information Technology Professionals
5% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
5% Sales occupations
5% Web and Multimedia Design Professionals
5% Teaching Professionals

Grading & Study Time

Grading Distribution

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

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Marine Biology

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Marine Biology, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

FAQ

Marine Biology is the study of saltwater and oceanic biology.

The median salary of graduates of Marine Biology was £21866 15 months after graduation, £19075 3 years after graduation and £23442 5 years after graduation.

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