Graduates of Marine Biology are well prepared to become scientists and managers, delivering the research and scientific advice needed for integrated resource and biodiversity management all over the world. A degree in Marine Biology also provides students with transferable skills applicable to a wide range of scientific and non-scientific careers.
Graduates from Marine Biology programmes pursue careers in:
- environmental consultancy
- government policy
- global aquaculture
- publishing and journalism
See recent graduate employment case studies.
Work experience is invaluable when it comes to securing graduate-level employment. There are a number of marine biology-specific opportunities for students to gain work experience:
- Complete a summer research internship in an area of interest with RISE Germany.
- Become a member of Transition, a group of St Andrews students and staff who work together on environmental projects
- Join an expedition to get involved with environmental and sustainable development projects:
- Earthwatch Institute offers expeditions in ocean health and ecosystems.
- Operation Wallacea runs a series of biological and conservation management research programmes in remote locations.
- Frontier provides a number of marine conservation volunteering opportunities across the globe.
- Expedition Akumal protects and restores the coral reefs of Akumal in Mexico.