As a student of our School you will benefit from the breadth of research carried out by our internationally recognised academics, and will engage with current research activities both in the UK and abroad. You also have the opportunity to put theory into practice and study coral reef conservation first hand during the School’s annual field trip to the Wakatobi Marine National Park, Indonesia. Please note that students who join this optional expedition are subject to additional travel costs – the fee for field trips vary from year to year.
During the summer term, you will embark on your own extensive research project under the supervision of researchers at the forefront of their fields. This can be conducted within our in-house Coral Reef Research Unit, or alongside one of our research partners from across the globe, addressing key questions on the functioning of and threats to tropical marine ecosystems.
As the world's environmental problems increase, the demand for qualified marine biologists continues to grow, and postgraduate study is often a requirement for becoming a researcher, scientist, academic journal editor and to work in some public bodies or private companies.
Many of our Masters students progress to study for their PhD, and we offer numerous studentships to support our students in their studies.
The grads of MSc Tropical Marine Biology at the University of Essex go on to a range of careers. Some work with governmental and non-governmental environmental agencies, organisations, consultancies and voluntary organisations, or go on to conduct doctorate research. Many overseas students return to comparable posts in their home country.
We work with the University’s Careers Services to help you find out about further work experience, internships, placements, and voluntary opportunities.
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- Tropical Marine Resources
- Tropical Marine Systems
- Methods in Tropical Marine Biology
- Professional Skills in Tropical Marine Biology
- Research Project: MSc Tropical Marine Biology
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- 12 months
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DisciplinesMarine Studies View 46 other Masters in Marine Studies in United Kingdom
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- A degree with a 2.2 in a relevant subject such as : Marine Biology, Marine Chemistry, Oceanography, Environmental Sciences and tropical Biology.
- Applications from students with a degree below a 2:2 will be considered dependent on any relevant professional or voluntary experience, previous modules studied and/or personal statement.
- Your Degree should contain some Ecology components including aquatic/marine Ecology, Biodiversity or Conservation.
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International20350 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20350 GBP per year during 12 months.
National10480 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10480 GBP per year during 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.