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International Marine Science MSc Online

International Marine Science MSc Online

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Oceanography Marine Biology Marine Engineering

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This Online International Marine Science Programme offers students from a variety of backgrounds, including marine biology, geology, geography, Law and Policy and others, the opportunity to integrate their expertise in the wider marine science context. The highly interdisciplinary field of Marine Science aims to understand the biology, chemistry, geology and physics of this dynamic system so central to all our lives. It also considers the overarching influence of climate change and how policy can be brought to bear on managing the resources of the ocean as part of the Blue Economy. The online learning programme provides flexible study options that fit around work or family. Features include: Students have a maximum of two years to complete each course assessment from registration; Students can choose to sit exams in one of over 400 exam centres around the world; Students receive comprehensive materials for each course through an online Virtual Learning Environment (Blackboard). Students choosing to study their MSc online have up to eight years to complete their studies. PGDip students will have up to 6 years to complete their studies. Students will also achieve PGDip and PGCert awards in this course. Our Marine Environment and Climate Change programmes prepare our graduates for a career in Marine Environmental Consultancy, Basic Research and Marine Conservation. Employers include Industry, Government Agencies, Universities and NGOs. The International Marine Science MSc takes this approach a step further and will equip our graduates with the skills to operate on an international stage, as marine environmental issues increasingly require attention on a global scale.

Different course options

Study mode

Online

Duration

8 years

Start date

Contact University

Modules

The aim of this module is to enable the student to effectively plan and design research and survey projects, devise a sound experimental design, analyse and present data in a rigorous scientific manner. In particular, this module will provide MSc students with an understanding of the theoretical basis of scientific method and with training in the general skills needed for planning a scientific research project. Students will learn about scientific method, experimental design, testing hypothesis, simple data analyses and data presentation, and the legal and ethical principles involved in scientific research. Students will develop skills in simple quantitative statistical methods needed for research projects.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

The fee for optional modules Practical Skills in Marine Surveying and Marine Resource and Sustainability is £1460. The fee for optional module Tropical and Coral Reefs: Monitoring and Management is £1980. The fee for these modules is higher as they include field trips. The fee for all other modules is £1075. The dissertation fee is £1460.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

The fee for optional modules Practical Skills in Marine Surveying and Marine Resource and Sustainability is £1460. The fee for optional module Tropical and Coral Reefs: Monitoring and Management is £1980. The fee for these modules is higher as they include field trips. The fee for all other modules is £1075. The dissertation fee is £1460.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students to the MSc programme will normally have a good undergraduate degree (minimum 2:2 honours or equivalent) in engineering or a relevant science discipline, or demonstrate equivalent academic ability based on industrial experience or membership of a professional institution.