36 months
24100 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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Marine Biology with Oceanography (Hons) programme from University of Liverpool, will provide you with the essential skills required to be a successful marine scientist including practical experience of data collection and processing, analysis and interpretation.

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You will discover how individuals, populations and communities respond to environmental drivers such as temperature and food availability, as well as to the challenges presented by a changing climate and human interaction. You will also gain the varied skills necessary to examine the marine environment and relay your findings to audiences from the general public through to government bodies.

You will study the interaction between the biology of marine organisms, the composition and properties of seawater and the physical processes operating in the oceans. Marine Biology with Oceanography (Hons) programme is offered at University of Liverpool .

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:

  • Climate, Atmosphere and Oceans 
  • Laboratory and Field Techniques for Ecologists 
  • Marine Biology: Life in the Seas and Oceans 
  • Marine Ecosystems: Diversity, Processes and Threats
  • Essential Mathematical Skills
  • Study Skills (ocean Sciences) 
  • Ecology and Conservation
  • Environmental Chemistry 

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: Including Biology and one other science. Acceptable sciences: Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Geography, Applied Science (Double Award), Environmental Science/Studies*, Economics, Computer Science.
  • BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*DD in relevant diploma
  • International Baccalaureate: 33 points including 5 at Higher Level in Biology and one other science, no score below 4.
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H1, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3 including H2 or above in Biology and a second 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.


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