University Field Courses

The historic backdrop of the MBA’s original lab alongside the fantastic coastline of the south west of England and the facilities and expertise the MBA has to offer makes this the ideal location for gaining hands-on field experience. 

Universities and other institutes regularly bring groups of students to our Plymouth based lab for field trips and boat based survey work. 


Facilities include our fantastic Research Vessel MBA Sepia, a fully equipped teaching lab, lecture rooms, access to our  research aquarium for specimen storage and first class catering with a view. 

A variety of easy to access habitats are close by both within Plymouth’s National Marine Park and outside of it giving easy access to rocky shores, sandy beaches, mud flat and a range of benthic habitats via RV Sepia. 

For more information please get in touch so we can arrange a meeting to discuss your needs and create a bespoke package to assist you in meeting the objectives of you and your students.