Marine Biology Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelors & Masters

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
University of Southampton 88% 0% 0% £9250 £21580 153 Southampton On campus Full-time
University of Southampton 79% 15% 10% £9250 £21580 156 Southampton On campus Full-time
University of Hull 74% 0% 0% £9250 £17550 101 Hull On campus Full-time
University of Exeter 88% 0% 4% £9250 £25000 162 Exeter On campus Full-time
Queen's University of Belfast 68% 0% 5% £9250 £21400 135 Belfast On campus Full-time
University of Essex 82% 0% 5% £9250 £19080 103 Colchester On campus Full-time
University of Exeter 88% 0% 4% £9250 £25000 162 Exeter On campus Full-time
Queen's University of Belfast 68% 0% 0% £9250 £21400 132 Belfast On campus Full-time
University of Southampton 76% 5% 5% £9250 £21580 171 Southampton On campus Full-time
University of Hull 74% 0% 0% £9250 £17550 101 Hull On campus Full-time
University of Portsmouth 73% 0% 1% £9250 £18300 125 Portsmouth On campus Full-time
University of Exeter 88% 0% 4% £9250 £25000 162 Exeter On campus Full-time
Bangor University 72% 5% 0% £9000 - 112 Bangor On campus Full-time
Bangor University 90% 0% 0% £9000 - 122 Bangor On campus Full-time
University of Chester 66% 0% 10% £9250 - 128 Chester On campus Full-time
University of Chester 66% 0% 10% £9250 - 128 Chester On campus Full-time
Bangor University 74% 0% 0% £9000 - 108 Bangor On campus Full-time
Bangor University 40% 0% 0% £9000 - 112 Bangor On campus Full-time
Newcastle University 61% 5% 0% £9250 - 135 Newcastle On campus Full-time
Swansea University 87% 5% 0% - - 129 Swansea On campus Full-time
Swansea University 87% 5% 0% - - 129 Swansea On campus Full-time
Swansea University 87% 5% 0% - - 129 Swansea On campus Full-time
University of Liverpool 76% 5% 0% - - 146 Liverpool On campus Full-time
University of Liverpool 79% 5% 0% - - 157 Liverpool On campus Full-time
University of Salford 86% 5% 0% - - 116 Salford On campus Full-time
University of Stirling 64% 0% 0% - - 212 Stirling On campus Full-time
Plymouth University 88% 0% 5% - - 134 Plymouth On campus Full-time
University of Salford 86% 5% 0% - - 116 Salford On campus Full-time
Plymouth University 85% 5% 0% - - 136 Plymouth On campus Full-time
Plymouth University 94% 0% 10% - - 139 Plymouth On campus Full-time
University of Aberdeen 73% 5% 5% - - 159 Aberdeen On campus Full-time
Blackpool and the Fylde College - 5% 10% £8750 £9750 - Blackpool On campus Full-time
Blackpool and the Fylde College - 5% 10% £8335 £9335 - Blackpool On campus Full-time
Cornwall College - 5% 10% £6167 £6633 - Redruth On campus Part-time
Cornwall College - 5% 10% £6167 £6633 - Redruth On campus Part-time
University of Essex - 5% 10% £9250 £19080 - Colchester On campus Full-time
University of Essex - - - £9250 £19080 - Colchester On campus Full-time
University of Essex - - - £9250 £19080 - Colchester On campus Full-time
University of Essex - - - £9250 £19080 - Colchester On campus Full-time
University of Essex - - - £9980 £19380 - Colchester On campus Full-time
University of Essex - - - £9250 £19080 - Colchester On campus Full-time
Heriot-Watt University - - - £9250 £9250 £19792 £20584 - Edinburgh On campus Full-time
University of Essex - - - £9250 - - Colchester On campus Full-time
University of Salford - - - £9250 - - Salford On campus Full-time
Plymouth University - - - - - - Plymouth On campus Full-time
University of Salford - - - - - - Salford On campus Full-time
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Student Reviews

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 £20037 £19075 £23442
25-75 percentile range £17519 - £23000 £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 £19845 £19069 £22841
25-75 percentile range £17520 - £24125 £13873 - £22168 £18215 - £27816

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

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
10% Administrative occupations
10% Natural and social science professionals
10% Skilled trades occupations
10% Conservation and environment professionals
10% Sales occupations
10% Media Professionals
10% Welfare and housing associate professionals
10% Teaching and Childcare Associate Professionals

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution



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 median salary of graduates of Marine Biology was £20037 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
  • Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc
  • Master of Research - MRes

Marine Biology and Oceanography - BSc (Hons) at Plymouth University received the highest rating among all graduates in the National Student Survey year with a rating of 94 out of 100 among 20 respondents.