Gain the knowledge, skills and experience to play an active and positive role in the future of our seas. This course is accredited by the Institution of Marine Engineering Science and Technology (IMarEST). WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? The course will explore the functions and resilience of marine ecosystems and how we interact with them as humans. You will learn about the vast range of biodiversity across the marine and estuarine habitats and gain a deeper understanding of the biology and functions of marine organisms. Given the enormous challenges we face as a planet the need for dynamic, interdisciplinary and applied marine biologists has never been greater. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE We have a strong heritage in Marine Biology. Founded over 70 years ago, the Institute of Marine Sciences is a thriving research and fieldwork facility with a modern aquatic centre, excellent teaching laboratories and access to 2 research vessels. During our course you will gain a range of vocationally-relevant practical, field and boat skills. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? This course is for individuals keen to explore coastal and marine systems and key issues facing them. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED You will gain advanced understanding in evolution, experimental biology, ecology, microbiology and molecular biology. This breadth of knowledge is essential for the modern marine biologist. Field trips will allow you to develop excellent field and team working skills. AFTER THE COURSE Many graduates continue with their studies but as a newly qualified modern marine biologist, you may find employment in diverse areas like the biotechnology or environmental consultancy, science administration and communication, pure research and teaching.