Why study it here?
Sea levels are rising. Icebergs are melting. Species are facing extinction. Now more than ever, we need to protect our precious marine resources. That’s where you come in…
When you choose Hull, you’re at the centre of one of the UK’s most important aquatic habitats. The North Sea, internationally recognised research facilities – including The Deep – and the rest of the Yorkshire Nature Triangle are on your doorstep.
Fieldwork opportunities here are exceptional – both at home and overseas. Recently, our students got the chance to work in far-flung places like Brazil and Egypt. On top of this, we offer part-funded PADI advanced scuba dive training as part of your degree.
Plus, this course is accredited by The Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES). So when you graduate, you have a clear pathway to become a Chartered Environmentalist or Chartered Scientist.
And then there’s the researchers, academics and technicians who’ll be teaching you…
You learn from the best: a small, friendly department that does world-leading research.
In fact, Hull is the only university in the world to have three winners in the Royal Society of Biology’s Higher Education Bioscience Teacher of the Year Awards.
We teach you all aspects of the marine environment. From the diversity of marine organisms to the impact of ocean acidification and climate change.
In your first year, you start with a broad and varied programme. While your second year gives you a thorough grounding in essential marine biology studies.
Then, in your third year, you get the chance to specialise in areas that could become your future career.
And you’ll become confident with survey and data analysis techniques, which will serve you well in years to come.
You can also take modules from other subject areas, including Zoology, Geography and Environmental Science.
We’re constantly reviewing our optional modules. So everything you learn reflects the cutting edge of the subject and the latest research by our staff.