At a Glance
Run in collaboration with staff at Marine Scotland Science, the Applied Marine and Fisheries Ecology programme of the University of Aberdeen will provide you with an appreciation of the key issues that are central to the management of marine resources, practical skills and field work experience that you can apply to real world situations and opportunities to expand your professional network.
Taught by renowned researchers and leading practitioners you will gain valuable insights into marine ecosystems in Scotland and internationally. You will learn to analyse and interpret marine data sets, understand relevant policy, write professional reports and apply your knowledge and skills to the challenging task of managing marine resources.
Studying at world class facilities, you will have the opportunity to undertake field research in marine ecology at the Lighthouse Field Station, Cromarty. There are also opportunities to carry out research in partnership with professional agencies such as Marine Scotland Science (MSS), Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC).
This MSc is aimed at individuals with a relevant undergraduate degree who wish to gain specialist knowledge and technical skills. The programme will benefit individuals looking to progress to PhD level and those already working in marine sciences who are keen to upgrade their knowledge and skills.
This programme has an established track record of graduates securing exciting jobs in marine sciences. This success is due in part to the University’s focus on applied skills and expertise that are closely aligned to employers’ needs. You will also benefit from enhanced career opportunities and develop an invaluable network of contacts that will help you to establish your career in related industries.
There are a range of career options available to you upon completion of your studies including Fisheries Manager, Marine Resources Manager, Environmental Assessor, Marine Renewables Consultant as well as further study towards a PhD.
Our graduates work for many organisations including NAFC Marine Centre, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Marine Scotland Science, Marine Conservation Society, British Antarctic Survey, Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, Scottish Natural Heritage and the BBC.
- Environmental Assessor
- Fisheries Manager
- Marine Renewables Consultant
- Marine Resources Manager
- Marine & Fisheries Ecology, Conservation and Management
- Population Ecology
- Experimental Design and Analyses
- Molecular Ecological Techniques
- Fisheries Science
- Ecology, Conservation and Society
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesBiology Marine Studies Ecology View 90 other Masters in Ecology in United Kingdom
- A UK 2:1 honours degree (or international equivalent), in a biological, environmental or physical science, geography, or other relevant subject; applicants with a 2ii (or equivalent), particularly with some relevant experience, may also be considered
- We also consider individuals with degrees in a wider range of disciplines who are clearly motivated by the programme and have some relevant experience
- English Language Requirements
International25100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25100 GBP per year during 12 months.
National11800 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11800 GBP per year during 12 months.
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