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University of Southampton

BSc Marine Biology with Oceanography

University of Southampton
In Southampton

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Typology Master
Location Southampton
Start September
  • Master
  • Southampton
  • Start:
    September
Description

Introducing your course
You will gain detailed knowledge of marine biota and the physics, chemistry and sedimentology that influence them, covering a broad variety of topics, from hydrothermal vents to coastal lagoons.
This programme is based at the world-leading National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS) and students are able to make use of the excellent new teaching labs and refurbished research labs. Our research vessels are also only a 10 minute walk from the lecture theatres.
A full fieldwork programme including a residential field trip in years one and two, combined with a final-year independent research project working alongside research active staff, will set you up for career in further research, a specialised masters, or working in a government agency or consultancy.
Our Marine Biology and Oceanography degree is accredited by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST).

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Location

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Southampton (Hampshire)
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University Road, SO17 1BJ

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SeptemberNow taking bookings

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What you'll learn on the course

Credit
Teaching
Biology
Ecology
Marine Biology
Maths
Oceanography
Project
Technology
Engineering

Course programme

Year 1

Modules in your first year will introduce you to the animals and plants that live in the marine environment as well as developing an understanding of the physical and chemical oceanography of the sea.

Semester One

Depending on your background, you will take one mathematics module from SOES1010, MATH1004 or MATH1008.

If you have the International Baccalaureate, Standard Level Maths at grade 6 or higher you may consider selecting MATH 1004. If you have Standard Level Maths below grade 6 you should select SOES 1010. If you have A-Level qualifications then please click the individual module below for further advice. If you are uncertain then please contact the Programme Leader.

Compulsory

SOES1005Credit[?]

Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).

: 15

Introduction to Ocean Biogeochemistry

SOES1007Credit[?]

Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).

: 15

MARINE INVERTEBRATES

SOES1008Credit[?]

Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).

: 15

EARTH & OCEAN SYSTEM

SOES1003Credit[?]

Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).

: 15

IT Communication, Field and Laboratory Skills

Optional

SOES1010Credit[?]

Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).

: 15

Quantitative Earth and Ocean Sciences

MATH1004Credit[?]

Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).

: 15

Introductory Mathematics for Chemists and Oceanographers

MATH1008Credit[?]

Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).

: 15

Mathematical Methods for Scientists 1a

Information for students entering Part I from the Foundation year: If you attained more than 75% in Maths, you should take MATH1008. If you attained less than 75%, please contact the Curriculum Leader – Dr C Hauton

Semester TwoCompulsory

SOES1003Credit[?]

Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).

: 15

IT Communication, Field and Laboratory Skills

SOES1004Credit[?]

Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).

: 15

Physical Oceanography I

SOES1006Credit[?]

Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).

: 15

Introduction to Marine Ecology

SOES1011Credit[?]

Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).

: 15

Introduction to Functional Marine Biology

Year 2

In the second year the modules become more specialised including marine vertebrates, benthic ecology and phytoplankton and primary production. The year ends with a marine biology/oceanography field course in Falmouth.

Semester OneCompulsory

SOES2011Credit[?]

Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).

: 15

Marine Vertebrates

SOES2024Credit[?]

Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).

: 15

Coastal and Estuarine Oceanography I

SOES2025Credit[?]

Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).

: 15

Methods in Oceanography

SOES2030Credit[?]

Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).

: 15

Dale Field Marine Biology Fieldwork Skills

BIOL2008Credit[?]

Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).

: 15

Quantitative Methods in Biological and Environmental Science

Semester TwoCompulsory

SOES2006Credit[?]

Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).

: 15

Phytoplankton and Primary Production

SOES2017Credit[?]

Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).

: 15

Ecological Processes in the Marine Benthos

SOES2026Credit[?]

Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).

: 15

Introduction to Marine Molecular Biology

SOES2027Credit[?]

Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).

: 15

Coastal and Estuarine Oceanography II

Year 3

You will extend your knowledge in zooplankton, marine ecophysiology, fisheries and aquaculture and marine molecular biology. A total of FIVE optional modules must be chosen from Lists A and B, at least THREE must be chosen from List A and at least ONE from List B.

Please note: the availability of Biology modules cannot be guaranteed as is subject to timetabling constraints. Taking a unit outside SOES should only be undertaken after careful consideration.

*Spaces are limited on SOES3041 and acceptance is by application and interview. Please ensure you list a reserve option when making your option choices. If this is a Semester 1 module, we recommend that you start to attend the lectures until you have received confirmation as to whether you have been accepted onto SOES3041.

Semester OneCompulsory

SOES3018Credit[?]

Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).

: 15

Applied Oceanography and Fieldwork

SOES3046Credit[?]

Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).

: 30

Independent Research Project (Oceanography, Marine Biology)

Optional:

List A

Vertebrate Palaeobiology

SOES3013Credit[?]

Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).

: 15

Zooplankton Ecology and Processes

List B

BIOL3009Credit[?]

Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).

: 15

Applied Ecology

Semester TwoCompulsory

SOES3046Credit[?]

Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).

: 30

Independent Research Project (Oceanography, Marine Biology)

List A

SOES3017Credit[?]

Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).

: 15

Marine Fisheries Ecology

SOES3031Credit[?]

Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).

: 15

Marine Molecular Biology

List B

SOES3041Credit[?]

Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).

: 15

Communicating and Teaching in the Undergraduate Ambassador Scheme

Evolution

BIOL3010Credit[?]

Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).

: 15

Topics in Ecology and Evolution

BIOL3056Credit[?]

Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).

: 15

Global Change Biology

SOES3029Credit[?]

Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).

: 15

Seafloor Exploration and Surveying

UOSM2001Credit[?]

Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).

: 15

Business Skills for Employability

ENVS2006Credit[?]

Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).

: 15

Environmental Impact Assessment

UOSM2026Credit[?]

Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).

: 15

Ethics in Science, Engineering and Technology: Jekyll and Hyde

Additional information

Study Locations: , NOCS (National Oceanography Centre Southampton)

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