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Masters degrees in Marine Zoology offer advanced study of animals - including fish, invertebrates and mammals - in seawater environments. Many courses also focus on broader issues related to marine climates and habitats (such as conservation, development and climate chance impacts).
Programmes in this subject are often interdisciplinary, drawing on aspects of Aquaculture, Oceaonography and general Marine Biology. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in Biology, Animal Science or Environmental Studies.
You will increase your vocational skills in activities including lab-based work such as experiment design, bioimaging and electron microscopy. You will also undertake fieldwork, employing survey and sampling techniques to study marine life in a variety of tropical and temperate environments, sometimes in remote or indigenous areas.
Utilising techniques in genetics and taxonomy, you will build your academic knowledge to identify and trace the origins and evolution of various marine species and analyse marine biodiversity. You will also consider numerous issues through a variety of cultural frameworks such as sustainability and ethical principles.
Experience in this field would make you suitable for many roles aside from that of the traditional Marine Zoologist. You could work with charities and agencies on marine conservation projects, become involved in legislation for NGOs, or even pursue more exotic careers such as paleozoology.
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How does climate change affect whales and seals? How does over-fishing influence marine food-webs? How do we restore and protect the Wadden Sea? The two-year selective Master's degree programme in Marine Biology focuses on life in our planet's seas and oceans. Read more
A one year MSc degree focussing on core and specialist competences in key themes of fisheries, marine conservation; sustainability and ecosystem based management. Read more
This course provides you with an exceptional grounding in marine environmental research. You’ll develop your understanding of key concepts and issues. Read more
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 and Marine Radio as well as an introductory First Aid course and 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
The Sustainable Aquaculture distance learning modular programme is taught part time via an online e-learning platform offering online tutorial support, direct email contact with tutors, video streams and access to student bulletin boards. Read more
The Sustainable Aquaculture distance learning programme is taught part time via an online e-learning platform offering online tutorial support, direct email contact with tutors, video streams and access to student bulletin boards. Read more
The MSc in Animal Behaviour is a one-year taught programme run by the School of Biology. This programme has a distinct focus on the theoretical, experimental design-based, analytical and technical approaches underpinning modern animal behaviour research. Read more