Taught course

Marine Science

Institution
Heriot-Watt University · School of Life Sciences
Qualifications
MScDiploma

Entry requirements

For MSc level entry, candidates must hold a First or Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent qualification from a British or approved overseas university, preferably in a Biological Science, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering for the Brewing and Distilling, and Food Science courses. For Diploma level entry candidates must hold a degree, preferably at Honours level in an appropriate subject as defined above. Equivalent qualifications will be considered on an individual basis; please enquire if you have any doubts.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The oceans do not exist in isolation but are in constant interaction with the atmosphere and underlying geology receiving energy from the sun and to a lesser extent from geothermal sources. The highly interdisciplinary field of Marine science, the study of the oceans from the deep sea to shallow coastal seas, aims to understand the biology, chemistry, geology and physics of this dynamic system so central to all our lives.

This programme offers students with a background in marine biology, geology or geography the opportunity to integrate their expertise in the wider marine science context.
The programme has one core course and offers a wide variety of options with maximum flexibility allowing students to pursue their studies either at our Orkney Campus or in Edinburgh.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Diploma

full time
9 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr M Hartl
Email
M.Hartl@hw.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 131 451 3461