The MSc Biology - Marine Biology, University College Cork 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.
The areas of marine biology covered in this master’s course include fisheries and aquaculture, genetics, marine ecology and conservation, marine mammals and ecological aspects of Geographic Information System (GIS).
In addition, the course has a significant field work component including ship work as well as survey and sampling techniques training. This course, run entirely by the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at University College Cork, will provide an understanding of these various disciplines and skills needed in order to meet the growing demand for trained marine biologists at home and abroad.
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- Characteristics of the Marine Environment
- Marine Megafauna
- Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture
- Marine Fieldwork and Survey Techniques
- Practical Marine Workplace Skills
- Marine Ecology and Conservation
- Ecological Applications of Geographical Information Systems
- Genetics and the Marine Environment
- Marine Biology Research Project
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesBiology Aquaculture & Fisheries Genetics View 9 other Masters in Genetics in Ireland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A candidate for the MSc in Marine Biology must have obtained at least a Second Class Honours, Grade II degree in any Biological Science or relevant equivalent area.
- In addition, NFQ Level 8 graduates with relevant professional qualifications or relevant experience but not the relevant degree classification may also apply for entry and each case will be judged on a case-by-case basis as to their suitability for the programme, subject to the approval of the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science.
International22130 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22130 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA6130 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6130 EUR per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Cork
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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