If you’re passionate about protecting our planet, our four-year marine biology course will give you the skills you need to make a difference. Use the foundation year to build your scientific knowledge, then progress onto our BSc (Hons) degree course which is recognised by the Society of Biology. Individuals, organisations and governments around the world are increasingly concerned about the welfare of our planet and everything on it. This includes our marine environments where many factors, including human behaviour, have left a large number of species at risk. Our degree course will prepare you for a career in marine biology, ecology or conservation. In your foundation year you’ll cover a broad range of subjects including biology, chemistry and maths, helping you to prepare for higher-level study. You’ll then move on to the first year of our BSc (Hons) Marine Biology with Conservation and Biodiversity. You’ll spend the next three years exploring diverse ecosystems in our labs and develop a deep understanding of concerns and solutions of marine environments. You’ll learn about marine biodiversity locally and around the world, and explore conservation ecology, which aims to support, recover and maintain populations and their habitats. On our field trips you might experience sea life on the Farne Islands; marine biology in Scotland; zoos in the Netherlands; wildlife and ecology in Africa; and diving and marine biology in the Red Sea. In your third year you’ll take a week-long field trip to north Devon to experience both marine and terrestrial zoology, the costs of which are included in your course fees. There’s also a final-year residential at a UK marine biology station, which is included in your course fees. You’ll need to pay for any optional residential trips. Cambridge is becoming a world centre for wildlife conservation, with Fauna and Flora International, Birdlife International and the World Conservation Monitoring Centre based here. Throughout the course, you’ll have opportunities to attend lectures in the city and visit specialist museums and libraries. If you choose our work placement year option, you could have the opportunity to put your knowledge into practice at the Sea Life London Aquarium.