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About Marine Biology
Masters degrees in Marine Biology train postgraduates in techniques for examining oceanic biology, from microorganisms to fish, fauna, and sea mammals.
Opportunities for specialism and interdisciplinary study exist in areas such as Aquaculture, Marine Engineering and Conservation Studies. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Environmental or Biological science.
You will explore the biological and physical properties of marine environments, from fisheries, to estuaries and oceans. Alongside genetics and quantity marine ecology, you will investigate topics such as animal behaviour, sustainability, and the influence of anthropogenic (human) factors on marine environments.
You will examine tropical and temperate habitats through a scrutiny of plants, organisms, coral reefs, and benthic areas using various analytical and methodological approaches This includes lab-based work such as experiment design, bioimaging and electron microscopy, to fieldwork undertaking survey and sampling techniques. These include GIS (Geographic Information Systems), satellite imaging, and radiochemical analyses.
Careers may include: journal editing and scientific writing; consultancy or policy-making for environmental agencies, government agencies, and NGOs; marine conservation practise; laboratory research; further study at PhD.
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The MSc Marine Biology aims to train graduates in multiple areas of marine biology and equip them with professional certificates in Sea Survival, Powerboat Handling, Marine Radio and First Aid as well as necessary field skills. Read more
The Postgraduate Certificate in Marine Biology (Conversion Programme) is a part-time programme running from September to March for graduates from non-biological or environmental disciplines unable to meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto the MSc in Marine Biology programme. Read more
Marine biology is an extraordinarily broad and dynamic subject, reflecting the diversity and energy of marine ecosystems and the fantastic array of life they contain, making this a compelling subject to study. Read more
The Master of Science by Research degree in Marine Biology is a 12-month, research only degree, in which the candidate will undertake a supervised research project in the area of Marine Biology, in the School of Biology, University of St Andrews. Read more
Plants, animals, and microbes all play a key role in the sustainability of life on Earth. The Master's programme in Environmental Biology offers you the opportunity to explore different organisational levels of life – from genes, cells, and organisms to populations and entire ecosystems. . Read more
BESE offers four degree granting programs. In all programs students are offered modules consisting of lectures, seminars, and laboratory classes, and are expected to conduct independent research. Read more
The MSc in Marine Ecosystem Management is a one year course run by the School of Biology and provides students with a superior understanding of integrated marine systems, exploring the interconnections between the physical environment, biodiversity and the impacts of human activity and resource use. Read more
Aquatic ecosystems and species are under intense anthropogenic threats. These threats directly affect services such as sustainable fisheries, drinking water or ecosystem resilience. Read more
Bodies of water, including oceans, large lakes, seas and estuaries, make up the largest part of the earth's surface. Well above 70% of the earth´s surface consists of water, which is essential for all life. Read more
The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) offers a large number of Master's programmes(overseen by our Graduate School of Science and Engineering).
Our postgraduate programmes are specifically designed to enhance your career prospects and research expertise.
KAUST is dedicated to advancing science and technology through interdisciplinary research, education and innovation.
Each graduate program in the College of Arts and Sciences offers a limited number of partial scholarships. Program Scholarships range from $1,000 to $15,000