Marine Biology Undergraduate Degrees offered:
Marine biology is a research area of global importance in the twenty-first century,
with issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss, ocean acidificationand marine
species invasion challenging society’s expertise and capabilities.
The seas and oceans play an increasingly important role in our lives: they play a significant part in regulating our global climate and they influence weather patterns; we use them for tourism,leisure and transportation; and they are a vital source of food, minerals and materials.We also look increasingly to the oceans for new sources of energy, and for compounds with pharmaceutical or biotechnological applications.
Our use of the oceans is not without cost. Impacts include habitat and biodiversity loss, climate change, sea-level rise, pollution andover-exploitation of resources. Sustainable management of this precious ecosystem requires skill and sensitivity. There is therefore a great need for competent scientificand managerial professionals with expertise in this area.
Studying Marine Biology at Newcastle you will be exposed to cutting edge researchsolutions to the above issues.You will consider a wide range of applied real-life case studies, and be taught by research active and internationally recognized scientists in this field. All of our students have access to our research vessel for seagoing experience, and regularly use our field station and aquarium facilities. We offer opportunities for field courses within the UK andinternationally to extend your understanding of habitats and international science.
For informal enquiries, please contact the Admissions Tutor, Dr Jane Delany
We value Gap Year experience on applications. Check out the website of one of our deferred entry 2013 entrants on her Gap year Blog.