The MSc Applied Marine Science programmes provide scientific knowledge of the marine environment and the pressures placed on it. They develop the skills required to assimilate knowledge over a wide range of disciplines and apply them to marine environmental assessment and management.
This well-established programme is taught in conjunction with Plymouth Marine Laboratory. The MSc has run successfully since 1991 (and the MRes since 2000).The programme welcomes applicants with either a background in marine science or with unrelated science or engineering degrees and are ideal for those wishing to pursue a career or research in marine science.
The programme addresses important issues that have global environmental and societal impact. These include global warming, sea level rise, ocean acidification, the increased incidence of storms, coastal defence/flooding, pollution and the sustainable management of marine systems.
This programme produces graduates with a scientific knowledge of the marine environment and an understanding of the pressures placed upon it. They develop the skills required to assimilate knowledge over many disciplines and apply it to environmental analyses. The programmes arehighly regarded by the marine sector and employment opportunities are excellent.
- Join a long established (1991), well-respected programme with an excellent record for employment in the marine sciences sector.
- Develop confidence and competence in the theoretical and practical dimensions of marine science, deepening your scientific knowledge of the coastal environment and the pressures placed on it.
- Gain the skills and knowledge required to work as a marine scientist through a vocationally relevant programme, while also benefitting from our strong research-based teaching, supported by our marine research groups.
- Become experienced in coastal zone management using a range of practical techniques and approaches to problem solving.
- Connect with local marine organisations through the Plymouth Marine Sciences Partnership, which includes the University's Marine Institute, Marine Biological Association, Plymouth Marine Laboratory and the National Marine Aquarium.
- Make the most of our links to commercial consultancy companies, local councils and environmental organisations which can provide project ideas and supervision on your dissertation.
- Access an extensive range of field/laboratory equipment, including the COAST laboratories, our research vessel RV Falcon Spirit and a new waterfront marine centre.
- Build the skills required to assimilate knowledge over a wide range of disciplines and apply them to environmental analysis.
- Benefit from the option of studying this programme part time.