Taught course

Marine Biology

Bangor University · School of Ocean Sciences

Entry requirements

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


Course content

This MSc is a full-time one-year course, consisting of 9 months taught course and 3 months research project, and examined by continuous assessment. The course provides advanced theoretical and practical training in marine biology. Ocean Sciences at Bangor University has over 50 years’ experience of teaching at postgraduate level, and excellent teaching and research.

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


part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months


full time
9 months

Further details of qualification

Accreditation: This programme has been accredited by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) and as such facilitates student progression to Chartered status in later professional life.

Course contact details

Dr Ian McCarthy
01248 382862