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As a marine biology student your career options are as expansive as the oceans you study. Whether you want to become a research scientist or work in the field of conservation, we’ll assist you throughout your degree to ensure that by the time you graduate you’ll be en route to the career of your choice.

Our marine biology degree is a very hands-on course. This means you’ll spend a great deal of your time exploring the South Devon coastline and examining marine life in the lab. Ensuring that you’re involved in practical work both in the lab and in the field allows us to better prepare you for your chosen career.

Ready to succeed

Ensuring you graduate with skills that are directly applicable to a range of professions – from oceanographer to researcher – is a primary focus of our teaching. So you’ll develop a range of practical skills that you’ll use throughout your career, from data analysis to writing reports. You’ll also have the chance to gain real-life work experience during a third-year placement with an organisation of your choosing – also serving as an opportunity to make contacts.

A world of choices

Our graduates work as marine biologists and in many related fields. When you graduate you’ll be in a position to:

  • keep pace with ever changing discoveries, insights and thinking
  • create and influence policy as a member of a marine biology association
  • work actively to conserve our marine environment all over the world
  • pursue postgraduate teaching qualifications
  • use your diving skills as a marine scientist or filmmaker
  • gain entry to a postgraduate marine science programme.