Applicants are normally expected to have a 2(i) undergraduate Honours degree for admission and to have a background in a Natural Science or related subject area. We also accept applicants with a Lower Second Class Honours Degree and mature applicants (age 25+) without formal qualifications, but with suitable relevant experience (usually 2+ years).
Months of entry
This MSc is a full-time one-year course, consisting of 8 months taught course and 4 months research project, and examined by continuous assessment. The course provides advanced training in marine biology with a strong emphasis on practical training. The course provides training addressing the following major themes: Assessment of Biological Variability; Coastal Habitat Ecology and Survey Techniques (intertidal; shelf sea benthos and fisheries); Marine Invertebrates (biology; ecology; culture); Marine Vertebrates (fish; seabirds; mammals); Practical Research Project in any relevant topic.
Information for international students
IELTS: 6.5 (with no element below 6.0) is required.
Fees and funding
Some funding may be available for eligible applicants. Please contact the School for details.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Dr Ian McCarthy
- 01248 382862