Marine Biology BSc (Hons)

University of Plymouth

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( 4.2) 2476 reviews


Course info

UCAS CODE C161
In this hands-on degree, one of the best in the UK and with an international reputation, you’ll explore the diversity of marine life from coastal margins to the deep sea and gain an in-depth understanding of the biology of marine organisms. Teaching takes advantage of the South Devon coast as well as some of Europe’s best marine facilities - so you’ll have the opportunity to not just experience marine biology but to practice it at the highest levels in both the laboratory and out in the... READ MORE

Different course options

Full time | Main Site | 3 Years | SEP-20

Key stats

Uni rankings

WUSCA student ranking
WUSCA student ranking
These are the 2019 rankings, based on ratings given by past and current students.
40th / 131
CompUniGuide ranking
Complete University Guide Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2019
77th
CompUniGuide subject ranking
Complete University Guide Subject Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2019
65th

Start date and duration

Start date
SEP-20
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 - 100 = 0% Drop-out rate
Source: UNISTATS, 2018

2:1 or above
2:1 or above
The percentage of students who graduated with a 2:1 degree or better.
Source: UNISTATS, 2018

Employment rate
Employment rate
The percentage of students in full-time work 6 months after finishing their course.
Source: UNISTATS, 2018

Average salary
Average salary
Source: UNISTATS, 2018

After 6 months
Ecology and Environmental Biology graduate salary at this uni
£17,000
UK Ecology and Environmental Biology graduate salary
£18,000

Modules
These are the sub-topics that you will study as part of this course
Source: IDP Connect, July 2019

Entry requirements
Entry requirements
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A level
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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%
Mathematics
24%
Psychology
24%

Tuition fees

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Students from Domestic
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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
Scotland Fees
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Wales Students from Wales
Wales Fees
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Northern Ireland Students from Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Fees
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Channel Islands
Channel Islands Fees
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£9,250 per year
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Latest Marine Biology reviews

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Rebecca Metcalf
09 May 18

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Great, met lots of new people, studied something which I enjoy. I have also been involved in sports and societies,...
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Kimberley
17 Apr 18

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I have loved every single part of uni, in my first year i enjoyed being in halls and going out loads, in second year i...

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How Marine Biology students rated:

Student rating ( 4.5) 52 reviews

5 star 60%
4 star 31%
3 star 9%
2 star 0%
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How all students rated:

Student rating ( 4.2) 2,476 reviews

5 star 39%
4 star 45%
3 star 13%
2 star 2%
1 star 1%
University of Plymouth
CompUniGuide ranking
77th
Student rating
This is the overall rating calculated by averaging all live reviews for this uni on Whatuni.
( 4.2)
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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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