Dive into the marine world and study the diversity of life from the deep sea to estuaries. Beyond evolutionary and behavioural biology, learn about the conservation and management of marine environments and how to protect these valuable and vulnerable ecosystems.
St Andrews is located on the shores of the North Sea near grey and common seal colonies and bottlenose dolphin feeding areas. This makes it the ideal place to study marine wildlife in its natural habitat. Fieldwork and diving expeditions to locations such as the Antarctic and Indonesia are also options for many programmes.
With purpose-built facilities, the School of Biology at St Andrews is recognised as a world leader. Students are taught by subject experts and get the opportunity to conduct both lab-based and field-based study across Scotland and abroad. School research is diverse and positively impacts on the public, commercial bodies, governments and international organisations.
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If you’re interested in studying at St Andrews, join us at a visiting day or talk and tour to explore the town, find out about our courses and meet current students. You can also join us for one of our upcoming virtual events.