Aegean College School of Life Sciences offers an undergraduate programme in Marine Biology. This 4-year programme is offered in collaboration with the University of Essex. The programme has been awarded with the title of International Accreditation Identity by the Royal Society of Biology.

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This programme aims to support the students in gaining all the appropriate theoretical background to practice biology professionally. Furthermore it will aim to inspire future scientists by providing them with the necessary practical skills in order to conduct innovative research and solve real life challenges such as global warming, cancer development and treatment, production of fuel and food from new organisms etc.

It consists of three streams:

  • Programme offered in collaboration with the University of Essex, “University of the Year”Times Higher Education Awards 2018.
  • One year of free membership of the Royal Society of Biology.
  • Aegean College is the only college in Greece offering a biology degree.
  • Modern lab.
  • Educational visits to ecosystems rich in biodiversity.
  • PhD academic staff.

Fall Semester

  • General and Inorganic Chemistry.
  • History and Evolution of Biology.
  • Fundamentals of Genetics.
  • Academic Writing and Study Skills.


Spring Semester

  • Organic Chemistry.
  • Biochemistry.
  • Ecology and Biodiversity.
  • Molecular Biology.


All year: Practical and Laboratory Skills for Bioscientists.

Fall Semester

  • Animal Physiology and Behaviour.
  • Cell Biology.
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology.
  • Microbiology.


Spring Semester

  • Human and Molecular Genetics.
  • Plant Biology.
  • Marine Biology.
  • Research Methods.
  • Financial Management.

Fall Semester

  • Marine Ecology.
  • Oceanography.
  • Plant Molecular Physiology and Genetics .
  • Marine Vertebrates.


Spring Semester

  • Molecular Marine Biology.
  • Bioethics: Contemporary Issues in Research and Science.
  • Aquatic Microbial Ecology.
  • Freshwater Biology and Ecotoxicology.

Fall Semester

  • Marine Bioinformatics.
  • Experimental Marine Biology.
  • Field Course.
  • Advanced Topics in Ecology and Conservation.


Spring Semester

  • Fisheries and Aquaculture.
  • Coral Reef Biology.
  • Entrepreneurship.


All year: Research Project in Biology


Aegean College features a modern biology lab with equipment such as microscopes, ovens, incubators, photometers, PCR, Ph-meters, petri dishes.

In our computer lab, biology students have access to SPSS software for big data analysis.

Graduates can work as specialists in environmental protection and marine biodiversity conservation:

  • Research centres,
  • Fish farming companies,
  • Fisheries,
  • Environmental organisations,
  • Aquariums.