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  MPhil Marine Biology

University of Essex    School of Life Sciences

Full time & Part time October MPhil, Research Only 2 years full time / 4 years part time
Biological Sciences (4) Environmental Sciences (13)

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Embark on an enriching academic journey with the MPhil Marine Biology programme at the University of Essex. Delve into a diverse array of marine biology topics, from coral reef ecosystems to deep-sea connectivity, guided by our esteemed faculty. As a research student, you'll benefit from world-class supervision and training, fostering interdisciplinary collaborations and professional growth. The programme's flexibility allows for part-time study, catering to diverse learning needs. With a strong emphasis on sustainable development, our Coral Reef Research Unit stands as a beacon of excellence in the UK. Engage with leading organisations like Cefas and Defra, gaining hands-on experience through cutting-edge facilities such as aquatic mesocosms and bioimaging suites. To join this prestigious programme, a good honours or Masters degree in a related field, along with a compelling research proposal, is required. Elevate your career prospects and contribute to marine conservation with the MPhil Marine Biology programme.

About the course

Research in our School of Life Sciences covers a wide spectrum of biology from genes to ecosystems, and this broad-based structure provides opportunities for developing novel ideas and inter-disciplinary projects. We offer supervision in all areas of staff expertise in marine biology including community ecology of coral reef systems, tropical seagrass beds, mangroves and fisheries, deep sea/marine connectivity, ocean acidification and macronutrient

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Entry Requirements

You will need a good honours degree or a Masters degree, or equivalent, in a related subject. A well-developed research proposal is also essential.

You will normally be required to attend an interview/Skype interview for acceptance, and acceptance is subject to research expertise in the department.

We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants studying in the EU and other countries. Get in touch with any questions you may have about the qualifications we accept. Remember to tell us about the qualifications you have already completed or are currently taking.

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