Master of Science Degrees in Marine Biology

Compare 11 Master of Science Programs in Marine Biology

Marine Biology

The MSc, or Master of Science, is a popular Master’s degree designation. Internationally recognized, the MSc is typically awarded after about five to six years of rigorous study in what is usually a science-based field.

Marine biology emphasizes the importance of protecting and preserving aquatic environments for marine mammals and organisms. Water covers a large portion of the Earth and supports an incredible amount of animal, plant, and microbe life. By studying marine biology, individuals can work to safeguard all life on Earth.  

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Master of Science in Marine Sciences

Savannah State University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Savannah

The Master of Science in Marine Sciences degree program provides a curriculum designed to meet the needs of individuals who desire a graduate degree to prepare them for a career to address marine resource and coastal environmental issues through research, education, and outreach. [+]

The Master of Science in Marine Sciences degree program provides a curriculum designed to meet the needs of individuals who desire a graduate degree to prepare them for a career to address marine resource and coastal environmental issues through research, education, and outreach. The program takes advantage of its campus located adjacent to a salt marsh and is the only instructional unit in the University System of Georgia with direct ocean access and on-campus marine laboratory facilities. A collaborative agreement with the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and on-going collaborative programs and contracts with universities, state agencies, and federal agencies also contribute to a framework of quality and excellence.... [-]


Master of Science in Marine Biology

Silliman University
Campus Full time 2 years November 2018 Philippines Dumaguete

Coverage of Comprehensive Exams [+]

Coverage of Comprehensive Exams

Total number of topics = 6

Elements of Research

Theoretical and practical introduction to organized investigations; The correct method of gathering pertinent data and evaluations of results.

Biological Oceanography

Biological systems and processes in the sea; the structure of marine ecosystems and the biological flow of energy and matter under various natural and man-made factors; major emphasis on systems ecology, synecology, population ecology, and physiological ecology.

Physical Oceanography

Comparative descriptions and physical dynamics of the oceans; theories of energy transmissions and the resultant motions such as currents, waves, and tides; instrumentation in oceanographic investigations. ... [-]

MSc Program in Marine Geosciences

University of Haifa, International School
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Israel Haifa

Using the Eastern Mediterranean as a natural marine laboratory, the International M.Sc. Program in Marine Geosciences provides students with a unique opportunity to develop practical scientific experience at sea, together with a rigorous academic curriculum. [+]

The University of Haifa is home to the foremost, and only sea-going marine research department in Israel. Established in 2007 as part of the multidisciplinary Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences, the Department of Marine Geosciences (DMG) combines research and graduate studies of the marine environment.

The Academic Program

Using the Eastern Mediterranean as a natural marine laboratory, the International M.Sc. Program in Marine Geosciences provides students with a unique opportunity to develop practical scientific experience at sea, together with a rigorous academic curriculum.

Students will study a range of topics. These topics include the structure of the seafloor; the Earth's crust below it and the search for energy sources (oil, gas, hydrates); dynamics of the water body above it; sea level variations and their relation to tectonic and climate changes; coastline developments in present and past times; and present and past influences on human evolution.... [-]


MSc in Marine Biotechnology

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

This skills-focused MSc provides you with a thorough knowledge of the biodiversity in our oceans while receiving practical training in cutting-edge techniques and experimental approaches that underpin on-going developments in marine biotechnology. [+]

Overview

This skills-focused MSc provides you with a thorough knowledge of the biodiversity in our oceans while receiving practical training in cutting-edge techniques and experimental approaches that underpin on-going developments in marine biotechnology.

You'll learn about existing products developed by marine biotechnologists and gain insight into new and emerging global market opportunities. Seminars led by distinguished industrialists and commercial marine biotechnologists will encourage your entrepreneurial spirit, provide inspiration and allow for appreciation of commercial realities.

Enhancing your employability is at the forefront of our mind so we'll help you gain key skills, including:... [-]


MSc in Biology, Conservation Biology

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Lund

In the Conservation Biology Master's programme, you will learn how to use modern ecology and genetics within management and restoration, as well as in the study of the loss of biological diversity. [+]

Programme overview

On the Master’s programme in Conservation Biology, you will learn how to use modern ecology and genetics within management and restoration, as well as in the study of the loss of biological diversity.

Special features of the programme:

• Global and regional aspects of biodiversity and restoration ecology

• Population ecology as a tool in practical conservation biology

• Analytical methods in conservation biology

• Close connections to research in an international environment

Programme modules/courses

Compulsory courses: Population and Community Ecology, Conservation Biology, Biological Monitoring/Water Management and a Master’s degree project in Conservation Biology. Electives: Evolutionary Animal Ecology, Modelling Biological Systems, Processing and Analysis of Biological Data and Plant Evolution and Adaptation.... [-]


MSc in Biology, Aquatic Ecology

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Lund

This Master’s programme Equatic Ecology specialises in the ecology of aquatic ecosystems, including both freshwater and marine systems, i.e. in the fields of Limnology and Marine Ecology, respectively. [+]

Programme overview

This Master’s programme specialises in the ecology of aquatic ecosystems, including both freshwater and marine systems, i.e. in the fields of Limnology and Marine Ecology, respectively. It provides an understanding of state-of-the-art theories and models of the structure and function of aquatic ecosystems and, further, their relation to watershed, effects of anthropogenic disturbances, management strategies and restoration techniques. Practical training in laboratory and field methodology is also emphasised.

Special features of the programme:

• Close collaboration with research groups on the most recent scientific approaches to current issues in both basic and applied science... [-]


MSc in Marine Biology

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Groningen

The two-year Master's degree programme in Marine Biology focuses on life in our planet's seas and oceans. Whether you are interested in biological oceanography, conservation of marine mammals, or coastal marine ecology, there are plenty of opportunities: you can design your own study programme to fit your personal preferences. [+]

Introduction

How does increasing temperatures affect whales and seals? How does overfishing influence marine food-webs? How do we restore and protect the Wadden Sea?

The two-year Master's degree programme in Marine Biology focuses on life in our planet's seas and oceans. Whether you are interested in biological oceanography, conservation of marine mammals, or coastal marine ecology, there are plenty of opportunities: you can design your own study programme to fit your personal preferences.

Our flexible Master's degree programme is open for all students with a bachelor in biology. It includes a number of newly developed master courses which are jointly taught by several research groups in Marine Biology at the University of Groningen and in close co-operation with the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (Texel, Yerseke). The programme is strongly research oriented. You will conduct research under the supervision of experienced scientists. We offer you the experience of working on projects all over the world. For example, our students have studied fish behaviour in Lake Victoria, east-central Africa.... [-]


Master in Marine Sciences

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Utrecht

As part of your two-year Master’s programme in Marine Sciences, you will learn how marine systems and processes operate naturally – and how they change through human intervention. The programme offers multidisciplinary cutting-edge information in this rapidly developing field. [+]

Contribute To The Sustainable Use Of Sea And Ocean Resources

Seas and oceans play an important role in our day-to-day lives, and over 65% of the world’s population lives or works in coastal areas. Vital for our economy and health – as well as for climate, food, and biodiversity – seas and oceans have immense societal significance. However, the oceans are changing rapidly as human-induced pollution and CO2 emissions lead to global warming and ocean acidification. The impact on organisms, ocean chemistry, and currents on short to long timescales is uncertain, affecting both business and policymaking. As part of your two-year Master’s programme in Marine Sciences, you will learn how marine systems and processes operate naturally – and how they change through human intervention. The programme offers multidisciplinary cutting-edge information in this rapidly developing field.... [-]


Master of Science in Biology - Marine Science

University of Southern Denmark
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Denmark Odense

Join our program in Biology - Marine science to learn in depth about life in the sea, how marine organisms interact with one another and with their environment, and how human activities influence marine ecosystems, including the management of marine resources. [+]

Join our program in Biology - Marine science to learn in depth about life in the sea, how marine organisms interact with one another and with their environment, and how human activities influence marine ecosystems, including the management of marine resources.Courses are taught by internationally recognized researchers who cover almost all aspects of the marine system: from microbes to whales, and from physiology to system ecology and global biogeochemistry.Our courses are mainly experimental and several include fieldwork, taking advantage of the easy access to a wide range of coastal environments provided by our location. The program has a particular focus on near-shore ecosystems but also includes global issues such as the impact of anthropogenic CO2 emissions on marine ecosystems.The degree will be awarded in Biology, and the profile in Marine science will be described on the degree certificate as a Research profile.... [-]


Master in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management (Oceans and Lakes)

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Brussels

The interuniversity master’s programme offers a multidisciplinary approach to marine and lacustrine systems. It integrates physical, chemical, geological, ecological and societal aspects and encourages students to also consider conservational and sustainability features. [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The programme provides insight into the diversity and complexity of the life and processes in the oceans, seas, lakes and estuaries and skills to study and manage them. In many cases, this diversity is endangered because the aquatic environment is increasingly coming under pressure—climate change, biodiversity erosion, increasing fishery requirements and overfishing, pollution, developments in aquaculture, coastal reclamation, etc. This 2-year master programme addresses students with a background in Sciences. It provides you with strong fundamental and applied knowledge and prepares you for an active role in the scientific research and management of marine ecosystems. The programme adopts a multidisciplinary approach integrating physical, chemical geological, ecological and societal aspects and including nature conservation and sustainable development. This programme trains students in:... [-]


MSc in Hydrobiology - Water Quality Management

University Of Debrecen
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Hungary Debrecen

This water management MSc course develops knowledge and understanding in physical, chemical, and ecological aspects of water science in temperate, tropical and semi-arid zones. [+]

The water management is an extremely increasingly complex challenge and it has policy priority facing global society. Unprecedented climate, economic, technological and demographic change require a new generation of dedicated professionals who are committed to and trained in the interdisciplinary nature of water science and management. This water management MSc course develops knowledge and understanding in physical, chemical, and ecological aspects of water science in temperate, tropical and semi-arid zones. It provides a foundation in basic processes in each key subject areas, as well as interactions throughout the hydrological cycle, and the various hydrological processes and function, and the impact this has on health.... [-]