301–350 th
World University Rankings 2021
22 nd
Young University Rankings 2014
=39 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom

Marine Biology (Including Placement Year) - University of Essex

You will train with internationally-recognised scientists using state-of-the-art learning environments and laboratories housing the latest equipment, while taking advantage of our wide range of fieldwork opportunities in the UK and overseas. In your first year, you will explore marine ecology on our rocky shore ecology residential field trip. You can immerse yourself in biodiversity studies during the optional coral reef expedition to Indonesia in your second year, before studying oceanography and marine conservation on an elective field trip to the Greek Mediterranean Islands in your final year. You will spend your third year on a placement year with an external organisation. This is usually focussed around your course, and enables you to learn about a particular sector, company or job role, apply your academic knowledge in a practical working environment, and receive inspiration for future career pathways. With a placement on our Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme, you can work as a research assistant in one of our laboratories over the summer before embarking on your final year research project under the guidance of your academic supervisor. You will gain extensive professional skills to apply your knowledge in any field of modern marine biology. This will equip you with flexibility in your career choice, including the possible continuation of your studies for a Master's degree or at PhD level.