Taught course

Applied Marine Science

Plymouth University · Faculty of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

A good honours degree or equivalent preferably in a science or engineering subject. If you don’t have any recent formal qualifications, we may accept work place experience. If you have overseas qualifications you can check how they compare with the UK equivalent through UK NARIC, who provide an advisory service. English language: If English is not your first language then we’ll need evidence of your proficiency in English. The minimum IELTS score usually accepted is 6.5. Our International Office has more information.

Months of entry


Course content

Coastal erosion. Threatened resources. Pollution. With increasing awareness of the importance of the world's oceans as a natural resource and of their role in the stability of the global climate and environment, marine science specialists are in high demand. Our vocational programme provides you with the scientific knowledge, skills and experience – together with practical field experience carried out with local marine partners and companies – you need for an exciting career in marine science.

Join a long established (1991), well-respected programme with an excellent record for employment in the marine sciences sector. Develop confidence and competence in the theoretical and practical dimensions of marine science, deepening your scientific knowledge of the coastal environment and the pressures placed on it.

Information for international students

Scholarships are available for international students.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

You may now be eligible for a government loan of up to £10,280 towards the cost of your masters.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1752 585858
+44 (0)1752 584540