Taught course

Marine Biotechnology

University of Stirling · Faculty of Natural Sciences

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

Months of entry


Course content

This skills-focused MSc provides you with a thorough knowledge of the biodiversity in our oceans while receiving practical training in cutting-edge techniques and experimental approaches that underpin on-going developments in marine biotechnology.

You'll learn about existing products developed by marine biotechnologists and gain insight into new and emerging global market opportunities. Seminars led by distinguished industrialists and commercial marine biotechnologists will encourage your entrepreneurial spirit, provide inspiration and allow for appreciation of commercial realities.

Enhancing your employability is at the forefront of our mind so we'll help you gain key skills, including:

  • problem solving and critical thinking
  • information retrieval, evaluation and presentation
  • data interpretation and report writing
    group working, organisation and leadership

Through an active approach to learning, you'll develop confidence to work independently and are encouraged to pursue your main interests.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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