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 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


part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months


full time
9 months

Course contact details

Dr Ian McCarthy
01248 382862