Delve Deeper Distance Learning Course (Marine Biology)

Newcastle University
October 22, 2021
United Kingdom
Job Type
Closing date
1st March 2022 (although can enrol after)


This Delve Deeper course is devised for people with a fascination for marine life and the natural world, who would like to pursue this interest while juggling busy lives and careers. The course is designed as a taster of more formal marine biology study leading to a degree.

This five month programme explains the biology and ecology of marine organisms. There are five monthly internet-based modules that cover the coasts of the UK, open oceans, polar seas, tropical coral reefs, creatures of the deep and other topics. Participants can download and work through the content, and then complete online assessments.

You can progress through the materials at your own pace, and do not need to complete the module within any particular month.

The cost of the course is £580, and includes all internet-delivered tuition and ongoing support.

There will be some assessment, and a Certificate of Participation will be awarded to those successfully completing the assignments.


You could be a diver, sea-angler, surfer, or simply just have a keen interest in marine life. If you share our respect and fascination for the marine environment, you'll fit right in!

    • Adult Learners must be 18 years or older on 1st March 2022
    • Participants must have access to a computer and internet
    • No previous science education necessary

How to Apply

Registration for the 2022 course is now open.

There are three easy steps:

Step 1: Ensure you are eligible.

  • Will you be 18 years or older on 1 March 2022?
  • Will you have regular access to the internet?
  • If yes to both questions, you are eligible, and will be granted a place unless there is some extenuating reason that we cannot meet your needs.

Step 2: Please complete the online registration form available here, and your place will be reserved for you.

Step 3: To complete your booking and secure your place, you can pay the course fee via the online payment portal.

Once you have completed all three steps, you will receive confirmation of your place.

Please email if you require further clarification.


Newcastle University is a UK public research university based in Newcastle upon Tyne, North East England with overseas campuses in Singapore and Malaysia. The university is a red brick university and a member of the Russell Group, an association of research-intensive UK universities. Marine Science is one of our strengths.

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