Careers in marine biology

Not all marine biologist work in the field – but some do! Image: MBA.

Marine biology is the study of all aspects of life in the sea and the environment on which it depends. The main aims are to improve our understanding of the marine world and to understand and predict changes in ecosystems affected by human and natural disturbances. [Read more].

This article appeared in the autumn 2014 edition of The Marine Biologist magazine (Greer, P., 2014, A career in marine biology, The Marine Biologist, 3: 29).

Additional Resources:

Society of Underwater Technology’s Oceans of Opportunity:
http://www.sut.org/educational-support-fund/information-for-careers-in-underwater-technology-and-science/

British Ecological Society’s Top Ten Tips for getting a career in ecology:
http://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/Top-10-tips-for-getting-a-career-in-ecology.pdf

our own activities and let us know how you use ours.

Many of our Classroom Resources could also be printed and taken to the shore as additional activities.

How To Be a Marine Biologist

Marine Biology is an exciting and diverse discipline and is understandably an extremely popular area to work in. The MBA provides a number of opportunities for those interested in pursuing study or work in marine biology, especially for members of the Association. Every July we run a work experience week for students aged between 14 and 18, which is a fantastic way to get a taste of what it is like to work in marine biology. We also run training courses for a range of ages and ability, and regular survey events which are an opportunity to develop relevant skills and meet professionals in the field.

Joining the MBA as a Member or Young Marine Biologist is a fantastic way to begin your career and develop your knowledge of marine biology. Find out more about YMB here.

Careers in marine biology

Not all marine biologist work in the field – but some do! Image: MBA.

Not all marine biologist work in the field – but some do! Image: MBA.

Marine biology is the study of all aspects of life in the sea and the environment on which it depends. The main aims are to improve our understanding of the marine world and to understand and predict changes in ecosystems affected by human and natural disturbances. [Read more].

This article appeared in the autumn 2014 edition of The Marine Biologist magazine (Greer, P., 2014, A career in marine biology, The Marine Biologist, 3: 29).

Additional Resources:

Society of Underwater Technology’s Oceans of Opportunity:
http://www.sut.org/educational-support-fund/information-for-careers-in-underwater-technology-and-science/

British Ecological Society’s Top Ten Tips for getting a career in ecology:
http://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/Top-10-tips-for-getting-a-career-in-ecology.pdf

Work Experience at the MBA

The MBA receives many enquiries about work experience and as a result now runs a work experience week every July for school students aged between 14 and 18.

Our 2017 work experience week will take place between the 4th and the 8th July. The deadline for applications was January 4th and we are no longer accepting applications. Details for next year will be circulated to MBA members and advertised on our website during the Autumn term. And we will accept applications from interested students until December/ early January.

If you are seriously considering a career in marine biology, we now have membership categories for everyone, including a new Young Marine Biologist category. Becoming a member is a fantastic way to learn about marine biology and to find out about opportunities to enhance your career prospects.

Visit membership for more information.

Visit our Facebook Page to find out about the kinds of activities the 2013 Work Experience students got up to!

We offer a number of opportunities to work with us as a volunteer, schools work experience and internships.  

We put details up on our vacancies page.