Full time September MSc 1 year Full-time

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Entry Requirements

A candidate for the MSc in Marine Biology must have obtained at least a Second Class Honours, Grade II degree in any Biological Science or relevant equivalent area.

In addition, NFQ Level 8 graduates with relevant professional qualifications or relevant experience but not the relevant degree classification may also apply for entry and each case will be judged on a case-by-case basis as to their suitability for the programme, subject to the approval of the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science.

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Student Profile(s)

Cian Greene

I chose this programme at UCC because it had a wide array of practical elements, as well as in-depth academic content. This course offers hands-on practical experience in fieldwork, data collection on research vessels, labs, and marine workplace skills such as sea survival and VHF/powerboat licences. This course has far exceeded my expectations and given me a solid understanding in the principles of marine biology and practical skills allowing me to pursue a career in research as a PhD student.


At UCC, we understand there is more than one way to achieve your goals which is why we are committed to making quality university education accessible to everyone. UCC specialises in preparing both domestic and international students for successful university study by offering a number of scholarships to enable suitably qualified students to undertake full-time study towards a university degree. Selection is based on academic merit, previous experience as well as research potential.

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A long list of opportunities for both domestic and international applications, as well as travel funding for current students, can be found on this site. As students may be eligible for more than one scholarship or bursary, we encourage them to explore the website and submit multiple applications if applicable.

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