MSc Applied Marine Science

General information

Coastal erosion. Threatened resources. Pollution. With increasing awareness of the importance of the world's oceans as a natural resource and of their role in the stability of the global climate and environment, marine science specialists are in high demand. Our vocational programme provides you with the scientific knowledge, skills and experience – together with practical field experience carried out with local marine partners and companies – you need for an exciting career in marine science.

This vocational programme provides you with the scientific knowledge, skills and experience – together with practical field experience carried out with local marine partners and companies – you need for an exciting career in marine science. The teaching activities are based around taught modules, field and laboratory work and an extended research project. There are visits to local bays and estuaries and a field week working with complex instrumentation in the lab and at sea.

Our programme is 100 per cent coursework assessed and teaching activities are based around taught modules, field and laboratory work and an extended research project. There are visits to local bays and estuaries and a field week working with complex instrumentation in the lab and at sea. Semester one modules include management of coastal environments, marine science and research skills and methods. In the second semester students follow one core module in contemporary issues in marine science and choose two option modules from: remote sensing and geographical information systems, managing marine ecosystems, coastal erosion and protection, economics of the marine environment and modelling marine processes. You can carry out your research project and dissertation over both semesters in any area of marine science, working with experts within the University and external bodies (e.g. PML, Fugro-GEOS) in the UK and abroad. Topics include projects in both pure and applied research.

Core modules

  • Contemporary Issues in Marine Science
  • Management of Coastal Environments
  • Marine Science
  • MSc Dissertation
  • Research Skills and Methods

Optional modules

  • Coastal Erosion and Protection
  • Economics of the Marine Environment
  • Managing Marine Ecosystems
  • Modelling Marine Processes
  • Remote Sensing and GIS
Contact Person: Dr Mark Davidson (M.Davidson@plymouth.ac.uk)

Content

The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

0588 - Scientific modelling", "0522 - Conservation and environmental management", "0311 - Maritime economy

Venue

Venue: University of Plymouth
Plymouth, United Kingdom

School of Marine Science and Engineering
Smeaton building, Drake Circus
Plymouth PL4 8AA

Application


Cost:
  • UK/EU: £5.660
  • International: £13.250
  • Islands: £13.250

Prerequisites:

You should have:

  • A good honours degree or equivalent preferably in a science or engineering subject. If you don’t have any recent formal qualifications, we may accept work place experience.
  • If you have overseas qualifications you can check how they compare with the UK equivalent through UK NARIC, who provide an advisory service.

English language:

  • If English is not your first language then we’ll need evidence of your proficiency in English. The minimum IELTS score usually accepted is 6.5. Our International Office has more information.

Application Procedure:

Apply using the online postgraduate application form. Alternatively you can download a copy of the application form to be submitted by hand, by post or via email with accompanying attachments. You will need the following documentation for both application ways:

  • Your fully completed and signed application form.
  • Original, or certified copies, of your qualifications to date, for example first degree certificate and full transcripts. 
  • Two references; at least one from an academic who has taught you. Both must be on headed paper and in sealed envelopes, signed across the seal by your referees.
  • A copy of the information page of your current passport (inform us immediately if you get a new passport at any time before you come to the UK to study).
  • A copy of any previous or current UK visa.
  • Any English language qualification.
  • Your curriculum vitae (CV) or resume detailing relevant work experience, if you feel it will contribute to your application.
  • Your personal statement.

Grant Opportunities:

Postgraduate Loan (PGL) for masters study.  The new Postgraduate Loan for masters degrees in the UK will be introduced for students commencing in the 2016-17 academic year. As part of a new government funded masters loan scheme, masters students who are under the age of 60 can now access a loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards the cost of their study. The loans will be available for both taught and research masters programmes across all disciplines and subject areas (excluding PGCE, PgCert, PgDip, MClinRes or ResM).
Find out more information on the new postgraduate loan.

International students. Scholarships are available for international students.

Qualification

Academic level: Master

Assessment:

100% coursework (no formal examinations).


Qualification: Master of Science

Credits:
Scheme: 
UK Credits
Value: 
180
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