Marine Sciences Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelors & Masters

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
University of Portsmouth 69% 5% 10% £9250 £18300 87 Portsmouth On campus Full-time
University of Southampton 75% 4% 1% £4320 £9130 102 Southampton On campus Full-time
University of East Anglia 81% 10% 0% £9250 £21800 £22800 153 Norwich On campus Full-time
University of East Anglia 81% 10% 0% £9250 £21800 £22800 153 Norwich On campus Full-time
University of Exeter 94% 5% 10% £9250 £25000 144 Exeter On campus Full-time
University of the Highlands and Islands 100% 0% 0% £9000 £13620 100 Inverness On campus Full-time
Ulster University 100% 0% 0% £9250 £15360 100 Coleraine On campus Full-time
University of Exeter 94% 5% 10% £9250 £25000 144 Exeter On campus Full-time
University of Exeter 94% 5% 10% £9250 £25000 144 Exeter On campus Full-time
University of East Anglia 81% 10% 0% £9250 £21800 £22800 153 Norwich On campus Full-time
University of East Anglia 81% 10% 0% £9250 £21800 £22800 153 Norwich On campus Full-time
University of St Andrews - - - £9900 £24240 - St Andrews On campus Full-time
University of Exeter - - - - - - Exeter On campus Full-time
Newcastle University - - - - - - Newcastle On campus Full-time
Bangor University - - - - - - Bangor On campus Full-time
Bangor University 98% 0% 5% £9000 - 103 Bangor On campus Full-time
University of Aberdeen 98% 0% 5% - - 103 Aberdeen On campus Full-time
Plymouth University 98% 0% 5% - - 103 Plymouth On campus Full-time
Plymouth University 75% 4% 1% - - 102 Plymouth On campus Full-time
Newcastle University 75% 4% 1% - - 102 Newcastle On campus Full-time
Plymouth University 81% 10% 0% - - 153 Plymouth On campus Full-time
Newcastle University 81% 10% 0% - - 153 Newcastle On campus Full-time
Newcastle University 81% 10% 0% - - 153 Newcastle On campus Full-time
Newcastle University 81% 10% 0% - - 153 Newcastle On campus Full-time
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Student Reviews

Overall student satisfaction
82 /100
5151 students of Marine Sciences in the UK replied

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/student-information-and-data/national-student-survey-nss">Office for Students</a>

Salary

Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Marine Sciences

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22593 £22910 £26699
25-75 percentile range £19101 - £26635 £17239 - £29571 £20463 - £33631

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22267 £24414 £28299
25-75 percentile range £18977 - £25935 £18600 - £29791 £21771 - £34096

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Marine Sciences

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 Sciences 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 Sciences

  • Higher Education Institutions
  • Engineering Companies
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture Organisations
  • Marine Environmental Consultancies
  • Pollution and Water Control Companies
  • Public Bodies
  • Marine Research Laboratories
  • Museums and Aquariums

Specialisations within Marine Sciences

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

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Among graduates of Marine Sciences 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 Sciences (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Marine Sciences at Imperial College of Science

25% Natural and social science professionals
20% Information Technology Professionals
20% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
20% Engineering professionals
5% Web and Multimedia Design Professionals
5% Research and Development (RandD) and Other Research Professi
5% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
5% Protective service occupations

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Marine Sciences

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FAQ

  • The following degrees are offered for Marine Sciences studies:
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Master of Science - MSc
  • Bachelor of Science - BSc
  • Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip
  • Master of Science (Postgraduate) - MSc (PG)
  • PhD with Integrated Study - PhD
  • Master of Research - MRes
  • Master of Philosophy - MPhil
  • Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

The median salary of graduates of Marine Sciences was £22593 15 months after graduation, £22910 3 years after graduation and £26699 5 years after graduation.

Marine Science with optional placement year at Ulster University received the highest rating among all graduates in the National Student Survey year with a rating of 100 out of 100 among 16 respondents.