School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Marine Science

Marine Science

87% of our graduates are employed or in further study six months after graduating.*

Our Marine Biology students get the chance to visit the Bahamas to explore coral reefs and species like the sea turtle.

Studying Marine Science, you will be exposed to cutting-edge research of global importance in the 21st century, addressing issues such as:

  • climate change
  • biodiversity and habitat loss
  • ocean acidification
  • marine species invasion

You will consider a wide range of applied real-life case studies, and will be taught by research active and internationally recognised scientists in this field.

The seas and oceans play an important role in our lives:

  • regulating our global climate and influencing weather patterns
  • through tourism, leisure and transportation
  • as a vital source of food, minerals and materials
  • new sources of energy and for compounds with pharmaceutical or biotechnological applications

Sustainable management of this precious ecosystem requires skill and sensitivity. There's a great need for competent scientific and managerial professionals with expertise in this area.

You will have access to our outstanding facilities including our Research Vessel and Dove Marine Laboratory, which is just 20 minutes by Metro from campus, on the beach at Cullercoats.

We also offer you the opportunity to experience field courses within the UK and internationally. This will extend and enhance your understanding of habitats and international science.

*according to UNISTATS (Marine Biology and Oceanography)
Our 60-second introduction to Marine Science degrees.