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International Marine Science, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

The highly interdisciplinary field of Marine Science aims to understand the biology, chemistry, geology, and physics of this dynamic system so central to all our lives. 

It also considers the overarching influence of climate change and how policy can be brought to bear on managing the resources of the ocean as part of the Blue Economy.

Career

The International Marine Science programme at Heriot-Watt University prepares graduates for a career in Marine Environmental Consultancy, Basic Research, and Marine Conservation. Employers include Industry, Government Agencies, Universities, and NGOs. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Oceanography
  • Applied Research Skills
  • GIS for Marine and Environmental Scientists
  • Marine Renewable Energy Technology
  • Marine Resources and Sustainability
  • Climate Change, Sustainability and Adaptation
  • Diversity of Marine Organisms

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Minimum of 2:2 honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in a related subject area
  • For postgraduate conversion courses, non-related degrees will be considered
  • Corporate (or chartered) membership of relevant professional institutions will also be considered

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20760 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20760 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8448 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8448 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Part time fees:

Scotland / Non-UK EU: £4,224

England / Northern Ireland / Wales: £4,224

Overseas: £10,380

Living costs for Edinburgh

  • 725 - 1170 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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