Marine Biology and Ecology Field Course (C7160)

15 credits, Level 4

Spring teaching

The marine environment includes some of the most diverse and biodiverse habitats on the planet. Many of these marine environments, such as rocky shores, are highly dynamic, presenting particular challenges and selection pressures for the organisms inhabiting them.

This module will introduce you to some of the basic fieldwork skills of marine biology, and develop your general skills in experimental biology and field research: experimental design, data sampling, organism identification, data analysis and report writing. The module involves a residential marine biology field course and subsequent independent marine biology fieldwork exercises for you to learn and develop these skills.


5%: Lecture
95%: Practical (Fieldwork)


100%: Coursework (Report, Take away paper)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 19 hours of contact time and 131 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.