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Marine Biology and Oceanography BSc (Hons)

University of Plymouth

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UCAS CODE CF17
Around 70 per cent of our planet is ocean with an average depth of 3000m. To understand the biology of this vast area, we must also understand the oceans themselves. Marine biology and oceanography studies the biology and ecology of the marine realm, with a focus on offshore and deep-sea ecosystems, and the physical and chemical processes that shape them. Teaching uses both small and large research vessels, providing you with an unrivalled experience of open ocean marine biology.You will ... READ MORE

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Full time | Main Site | 3 Years | SEP-21

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Uni rankings

Geology
WUSCA student ranking
WUSCA student ranking
These are the 2020 rankings, based on ratings given by past and current students.
65th / 131
CompUniGuide ranking
Complete University Guide Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2021
71st
CompUniGuide subject ranking
Complete University Guide Subject Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2021
25th

Start date and duration

Start date
SEP-21
Full Time
3 Years

Ecology and Environmental Biology

Drop-out rate
Drop-out rate
The percentage of students who didn't finish the course.
Calculated by 100% - (% of students continuing course + % of students completed course)
100 - 95 = 5% Drop-out rate
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Employment rate
Employment rate
The percentage of students in full-time work 6 months after finishing their course.
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Average salary
Average salary
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Ecology and Environmental Biology graduate salary at this uni
£15,000
UK Ecology and Environmental Biology graduate salary
£18,000

Environmental Sciences

Average salary
Average salary
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Environmental Sciences graduate salary at this uni
£19,000
UK Environmental Sciences graduate salary
£20,000

Modules
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Source: IDP Connect, November 2020

Entry requirements
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Previous study
Previous study
The most common A-levels taken by students who end up studying this subject at uni.
Source: HESA, 2018

Ecology and Environmental Biology

Top 5 A-levels taken by students who study this subject at uni
Biology
89%
Chemistry
41%
Geography
30%
Psychology
24%
Mathematics
24%

Environmental Sciences

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Students from Other UK
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£9,250 per year
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Students from England Students from England
England Fees
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Scotland Students from Scotland
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£9,250 per year
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£9,250 per year
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Channel Islands
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£14,200 per year
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£14,200 per year
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Latest Marine Biology reviews

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09 Jan 20

Marine Biology BSc (Hons)

Good so far. 1st year content a little watered...

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How Marine Biology students rated:

Student rating ( 4.5) 63 reviews

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3 star 7%
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Student rating ( 4.2) 2,646 reviews

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3 star 12%
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University of Plymouth
CompUniGuide ranking
71st
Student rating
This is the overall rating calculated by averaging all live reviews for this uni on Whatuni.
( 4.2)
The University of Plymouth is a modern campus university ideally placed in the centre of Britain’s Ocean City. In one of the UK’s most beautiful regions, Plymouth is a thriving city located on the South West coast, nestled between picturesque Dartmoor and Cornwall. The University is always looking to develop their facilities. Not only have they recently invested into their medical and health facilities, but they have refurbished their laboratories and invested in campus buildings which include spaces for marine and art disciplines. The Uni takes the stress out of securing a place in halls by guaranteeing housing to all applicants who put Plymouth as their firm choice by the deadline stated on their website.

Where you'll study

University of Plymouth

Drake Circus Plymouth
PL4 8AA United Kingdom Nearest train station: Plymouth  0.2 miles away

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