Marine Biology MMarBiol (Honours) 2022 entry
Marine Biology involves study at an advanced, research-led level and covers marine molecular ecology, marine microbiology, and the ecology, evolution, development and biology of marine life from invertebrates to top predators. You will learn about marine environments ranging from the deep sea to coasts and estuaries and from the tropics to the poles. You be introduced to, and gain practice in, cutting-edge methods used to gather and analyse data from marine environments and the organisms inhabiting them.
The MMarBiol allows you to combine undergraduate and postgraduate study into a single five-year programme, graduating with a Masters degree. The course is designed to enhance your research experience, preparing you for a career within the scientific sector.
St Andrews’ location on the shores of the North Sea make it the ideal place to study marine wildlife in its natural habitat. The School of Biology has the world-renowned Scottish Oceans Institute, incorporating the Sea Mammal Research Unit, which students can access to facilitate study.
Students can also take Marine Biology as a standard four-year BSc degree.
The University of St Andrews as a whole was voted top in the UK for student academic experience in The National Student Survey 2021. More than 93% of St Andrews final-year students gave the University top marks for the quality of the learning and teaching experience.
The School of Biology conducts world-class, innovative multidisciplinary research, and in the UK Research Excellence Framework 2014, Biology was ranked second in the UK based on the impact of its research.
“Studying at St Andrews has given me much more than just an education. It has instantly given me the feeling of home and it never ceases to amaze me how much the University cares about the wellbeing of the students. Thanks to the flexibility of the schedules, I was able to engage in other sciences beside biology in the first year, and explore different aspects of the subject in the second year.”
Katarina (Bratislava, Slovakia)