Marine Biology MMarBiol (Hons)

Key information


Entry Requirements

A level requirementsABB (this is the typical entry requirement) for this course.
Subject requirementsBiology and one other science (Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Economics, Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science/Studies/Technology*, Applied Science (Double Award), Computer Science) at A level.

*Not in combination with each other

For applicants from England: Where a science has been taken at A level (Chemistry, Biology or Physics), a pass in the Science practical of each subject will be required.
BTEC Level 3 National Extended DiplomaD*DD in a relevant subject.

Relevant subjects considered include: Animal Management, Countryside Management, Applied Science, Marine Biology, and Ecology.

If the BTEC you are taking is not listed here, please contact us to check its acceptability for this programme.

Please note that BTEC Forensic Science pathway is not acceptable for this programme.
International Baccalaureate33 including 6 at Higher Level Biology, plus another Science at Higher Level 5, no score less than 4
Irish Leaving CertificateH1, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3 including H2 or above in Biology and a second science
Scottish Higher/Advanced HigherNot accepted without Advanced Highers at ABB including Biology and 1 other science
Welsh Baccalaureate AdvancedAccepted at Grade B with AB at A levels including Biology and 1 other science
Access45 Level 3 credits in graded units,including 30 at Distinction and a further 15 with at least Merit.
15 Distinctions in Biology and one other science are typically required. Acceptable science subjects are Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geography or Geology.
GCSE Mathematics and English grade C/4 also required.
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Extended Project QualificationApplicants who offer the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and meet our offer criteria will be made the standard offer, plus an alternative offer. This will be at one A Level grade lower plus a grade A in the EPQ, for example the offer would be ABB or BBB plus A in the EPQ.

Alternative entry requirements

Contextual offers pilot

For 2021 entry, we are piloting the use of contextual offers for applicants offering a 2-grade reduction* from the standard offer for the following under-represented groups:

  • Students from English neighbourhoods with historically low participation in Higher Education (known as POLAR 4 Quintile 1 postcodes, after the dataset used by the Office for Students to track this metric)
  • UK Care Experienced students (ie qualifying students who have spent any amount of time in Local Authority care and meet associated eligibility criteria used nationally)

*Please note, programmes in Medicine and Dentistry are currently excluded from this pilot.

For more informatiom see our information on the 2021 Contextual Admissions Pilot.