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Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology


Course Description

The biodiversity of the marine environment is of enormous importance to humans as a resource for food, pharmaceuticals and ecosystem services. The School's Centre for Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology (CMBB) focuses on research using traditional and newly developing molecular methods to study these important marine resources and products. The rapid loss of biodiversity both on land and in the sea makes it especially important that good knowledge is obtained to enable the appropriate management of the lesser known marine resources.

The programme covers a broad range of issues in four taught core courses enabling students to choose four other taught courses from a variety of options available within the School and elsewhere in the University's programme of MSc programmes.

CORE COURSES

Marine Conservation and Sustainability
Diversity of Marine Organisms
Applied Research Design and Analysis
Marine Monitoring and Pollution Control
Marine Biotechnology

Visit the Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology page on the Heriot-Watt University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants require a first or second class honours degree, or its overseas equivalent, in a numerate, scientific or design orientated discipline. Candidates holding first or second class honours degrees may under certain circumstances be admitted to the PG Diploma course. If their examination performance is satisfactory they may be recommended for transfer to MSc.

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