Research course

Marine Biology & Ecology

Plymouth University · Faculty of Science and Environment

Entry requirements

Candidates with typical backgrounds assessed individually.

Months of entry


Course content

Members of the Marine Biology and Ecology Research Centre (MBERC) take a question-driven approach to science that provides a basis for high-quality research and research-informed teaching. The group consists of closely collaborating biologists and ecologists from marine, freshwater and terrestrial backgrounds, with research interests ranging from the developmental physiology of individual organisms to functional processes in ecosystems and applied issues of climate change and ocean acidification. This broad research base provides the opportunity to address novel and topical cross-disciplinary questions.

Department specialisms

Aquaculture and Fish Nutrition; Biomolecular Sciences; Ecotoxicology; Marine Algae; Marine Biology and Ecology; Neurobiology and Behaviour.

Fees and funding

University studentships; NERC; BBSRC; UK charities; research grants; contract research grants.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
36-72 months


part time
24-36 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr. Simon Rundle