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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Marine Biology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This MSc is a full-time one-year course, consisting of 9 months taught course and 3 months research project, and examined by continuous assessment. The course provides advanced theoretical and practical training in marine biology. The School of Ocean Sciences at Bangor University has over 50 years’ experience of teaching at postgraduate level, and excellent teaching and research facilities for the study of the marine biology. The MSc course in Marine Biology is one of a suite of 5 focused MSc courses in marine science run within the School housed in a fully serviced and dedicated postgraduate suite.

Graduates of our Biological MScs have taken up the following career paths in recent years: Public Sector, e.g. Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Waterways Board, County Councils, Fisheries Protection Committee, National Rivers Authority/Environment Agency, EEC Environmental Commission; Private Sector, e.g. Aquatic consultancies specialising in survey and environmental impact assessment, aquaculture, oil industry, mining, instrument development, informatics and computing; Voluntary organisations such as World Wide Fund for Nature, Greenpeace, Wildlife Trusts, RSPCA, Royal Geographical Society; Higher Education and Research, e.g. Doctorate Research, Research Assistants. Overseas students return to comparable posts overseas. UK students employed overseas in comparable posts.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

The module aims to provide a high level introduction to the scientific method and approaches to experimental and survey design and data analysis and interpretation. Learning will be enhanced through a practical demonstration at sea of sampling constraints, marine organism identification skills training, laboratory analysis of raw material yielding data for computer sessions used to enhance statistical skills. The module introduces the students to data analystical skills using multivariate and univariate statistics and skills in the use of Geographic Information Systems.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,650

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£17,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2.2 undergraduate Honours degree in a Biological Science (e.g. Biology, Botany, Zoology, Ecology, Marine Biology). Applicants from other science subject areas or with relevant employment experience are encouraged to apply, provided that they can demonstrate evidence of motivation and experience in their Personal Statement and CV.

University information

Located in North Wales, between the mountains and the sea, Bangor University offers postgraduate degrees within three colleges: Arts, Humanities and Business Environmental Sciences and Engineering Human Sciences Known for its research work, Bangor is renowned in particular for its research into industries like accounting, electronic engineering, sports science and psychology. In fact, the last Research Excellence Framework (REF,...more