36 months
24100 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Marine Biology (Hons) programme from University of Liverpool allows our students to engage with up-to-the-minute science and policy in lectures, practical work, and in their independent research projects in year three.

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The Marine Biology (Hons) programme from University of Liverpool is an opportunity to explore fields or skills of interest, often working on unanswered questions in marine science. Recent projects include investigating physiological data on how cormorants stay warm while diving in frigid Arctic waters, building mathematical models of coral reefs, and looking at the impacts of a wind farm on benthic communities.

Career prospects

Our graduates have a diverse range of careers in the following areas which include: the media, environmental consultancy, administration, academia, teaching, local and national government and international banking. Examples of recent graduate careers in the sector include: fisheries observers, surveyor, seabird research assistant, turtle conservation field leader, field assistant on mammal surveys, rangers and conducting environmental surveys for construction work. Many choose to continue their studies at master’s or PhD level on topics such as fish assemblages in mangroves, marine ecosystem responses to climate change and carbon sequestration in soils.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Evolution
  • Laboratory and Field Techniques for Ecologists 
  • Marine Biology: Life in the Seas and Oceans
  • Marine Ecosystems: Diversity, Processes and Threats
  • Quantitative Skills for Ecology and Marine Biology 
  • Study Skills (ecology and Marine Biology) 
  • Living With Environmental Change

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A level requirements: ABB (this is the typical entry requirement) for this course.
  • Subject requirements: Biology 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.
  • International Baccalaureate: 33 including 6 at higher level Biology, plus another Science at Higher Level grade 5, no score less than 4.
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H1, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3 including H2 or above in Biology and a second science
  • Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher: Not accepted without Advanced Highers at ABB including Biology and 1 other science.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24100 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Liverpool

556 - 1035 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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