Ecology & Marine Biology

Ecology & Marine Biology Programmes

As part of the School of Environmental Sciences, our Ecology & Marine Biology division is internationally known for its research and teaching in the fields of ecology, conservation, biodiversity and marine science.

We offer research-led programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, with content combining cutting edge theory with a strong focus on applied, real-world issues such as marine conservation and climate change.

Students are involved in our research activity from the very start, undertaking group and individual projects. Field work is another major feature of our courses - as are practical sessions held in our state-of-the-art labs.

The National Oceanography Centre is based here alongside the Ocean Sciences group within the School of Environmental Sciences.

This, together with quality teaching, great facilities and a strong support network, helps us achieve consistently high ratings in the student surveys for ecology and marine biology studies.

Our work with other institutes, government agencies and industry around the world gives us a high profile. Our graduates are highly sought after and our alumni include the current Director of the British Antarctic Survey.

A number of the School’s degree programmes involve laboratory and field work. The field work is carried out in various locations, ranging from inner city to coastal and mountainous environments. We consider applications from prospective disabled students on the same basis as all other students, and reasonable adjustments will be considered to address barriers to access.