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Master of Science (Marine Ecology and Biodiversity)

Master (ISCED 2011 level 7)


Cost International student - RM 9116/year, Malaysian student - RM 3716/year

The Institute of Bioscience offers various field of study in the area of biological sciences to provide opportunities for students who are pursuing their studies and to enhance their knowledge and training in research and development (R&D).

Special emphasis is given to R&D in critical areas such as animal, plant and marine based value added products and bio-health. This is achieve using sophisticated equipment and advance research facilities in the institute such as high-end Electron Microscope Instruments, various range of Spectroscopy and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, state of the art of Robotic Proteomic Workstation, various sizes of Bioreactor System DNA Sequencing and Microarray Facility.

The Institute of Bioscience works closely with faculties in UPM whereby the teaching processes are conducted by the relevant faculties and research programmes among postgraduate students are carried out in IBS by experience researchers in multidisciplinary and integrated approaches.

The field of Marine Ecology and Biodiversity encompasses topics in population biology and community structure of marine biota at gene, species and ecosystem levels to understand the processes responsible for the regulation and maintenance of diversity in marine ecosystems.  Application of both conventional and molecular tools is emphasized to better understand the structure, processes and functions of marine biota.  Cause-effects relationships between environmental parameters and biodiversity are analysed to design effective management approaches of the marine resources and their environment.

Structural components
Laboratory training
Practical/Field work
Research Project

ISCED Categories

Project management
Conservation and environmental management