Gannet feeding.

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Our undergraduate and postgraduate courses are grouped into three subject areas

Elephants in nature

Biological sciences

Sea turtles eating a jellyfish in the ocean

Marine biology

Mornington Peninsula aerial ocean and beach

Marine science

PhD studentship opportunities


Research highlights

A torpid sandhopper that has just been dug up from a depth of 30cm in the sand (Credit - University of Plymouth)
Is magnesium the sleeping potion that enables sandhoppers to survive cold winters?

The findings have been revealed in research carried out by the University’s School of Biological and Marine Sciences

14 June 2024

Outreach in the school

The School of Biological and Marine Sciences at the University welcome invitations to participate in outreach events such as talks, short workshops or careers fairs.
science and engineering showcase outreach

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

With a dedicated Equality Diversity and Inclusion Committee (EDIC), the School of Biological and Marine Sciences is committed to embedding equality and diversity across the School’s functions and strategies, developing school-led initiatives and working towards equality charter submissions such as Athena Swan.
Diversity and inclusion

Senior management team

Aerial view of the campus

Contact the School of Biological and Marine Sciences

School of Biological and Marine Sciences, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom.