2 years
Study mode
Tuition fee (entire course)
Local students
USD 8,455
GBP 6,000
Foreign students
USD 8,455
GBP 6,000
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

Marine ecology is an integrative science that studies the basic structural and functional relationships within and among living populations and their physical-chemical environments in marine ecosystems. It is a discipline which draws on all the major fields within the biological sciences, focusing on specific organisms as well as particular environments. The importance of conserving marine species and ecosystems is growing as a consequence of human activities (including over-fishing, over-utilisation, degradation and loss of coastal and marine habitats, introduction of non-native species) and the intensification of global climate change. As a result the management of marine species and ecosystems to prevent their decline are more important than ever before.

Entry Requirements

120 UCAS tariff points. Normally one A Level in a Biological /Environmental Science or Geography, or an average pass at Level 3 Extended Diploma (previously National Diploma) in Animal Management or Countryside Management. GCSEs in Maths, English (grade C or above) are required. Mature entry is actively encouraged and relevant work experience will be considered in place of formal qualifications, but Acess to HE courses in Science are highly recommended. International students required to meet IELTS (Academic) 6.0 or above (with minimum 5.5 in each component)