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Master of Science (Aquatic Biology)

Master (ISCED 2011 level 7)


Cost International student - 2500 USD/year, Malaysia student - RM 6700/year

Aquatic Biology is an area of applied biology that entails the multidisciplinary study and research on fresh-, brackish- and marine biology and the dynamics of these ecosystems. Since about 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, these aquatic ecosystems are the major environment and ecosystems on Earth. By doing research on this area, students will be applying the basic principles of aquatic science, and will be able to analyse, synthesize and evaluate the experimental data and information objectively. Research in aquatic biology also involves practical experience in aquatic sampling inventory and various field and lab-based measurement techniques. Management and sustainable utilization of aquatic resources for various ecological and economic importance will also be emphasized.

Research Thrust Areas

Aquatic Biology

  • Aquaculture
  • Limnology
  • Marine Ecology
  • Oceanography
  • Coastal Ecosystems
  • Plankton Ecology & Productivity
  • Aquatic Animal Disease
  • Aquatic Animal Nutrition
  • Ichthyology
Structural components
Laboratory training
Practical/Field work
Language training
Research Project

ISCED Categories

Project management
Conservation and environmental management