The MPhil and PhD programmes provide research training, supervision and collaboration to international standards. You can choose a wide range of topics within our marine science research groups.
Your research project will be in one of the areas covered by the marine science research groups:
Marine Resources and Renewable Energy (MRRE): antifouling and ballast water treatment; bacterial bioactive products; bioenergy.
Marine Biology, Ecosystems and Governance: structural and functional integrity of ecosystems; biological and socio-economic drivers of ecosystem change; governance and management of resource use.
Oceans and Climate focuses on the production, consumption and air-sea exchange of greenhouse gases.
Depending on your previous academic training and the requirements of the project, you receive formal instruction through taught modules in important areas such as laboratory safety and sea survival.
The research community in the School of Marine Science and Technology includes 30 research students, 10-20 MSc students, six to 10 post-doctoral scientists, six technicians and 13 full-time academic staff. This provides you with abundant opportunities to progress your scientific career in any sector. Our research students have been successful at finding work across industry, academia, government agencies and non-governmental organisations.
Training and Skills
As a research student you will receive a tailored package of academic and support elements to ensure you maximise your research and future career. The academic information is in the programme profile and you will be supported by our Postgraduate Researcher Development Programme, doctoral training centres and Research Student Support Team.