Masters Programs in Marine Biology

Compare 16 Masters Programs in Marine Biology

Marine Biology

A masters degree in marine biology aims to promote advanced training in multidisciplinary Marine Biology. It provides students with the necessary skills to analyze and understand the marine ecosystems. This starts from studying marine genes to the distinct communities in marine ecosystems. The study involves the understanding of functions of marine life and diversity, and application to exploitation, marine conservation and biotechnology.

The masters program in marine biology includes a strong laboratory and fieldwork research in different marine ecosystems with typical attributes, and several biological productivities that range from oligotrophic to eutrophic. International professors and Marine Scientists are involved in teaching this broad area. They help one develop skills in marine biology and improve ones capability in working in the international context.

The program combines corresponding academic strengths and resources in marine science, which allow for the integration of key areas of expertise. In addition, students get an opportunity to engage in scientific projects in research centers linked to the university of study. This helps them develop their masters’ thesis in marine ecosystems. These ecosystems include: estuarine, neuritic, and open areas of ocean subjected to different climatic conditions and anthropogenic pressures. Some of the career opportunities related to this masters program in marine biology include: Marine Engineering andResearch and Development in marine science.

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Master's Degree In Marine Biology

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Spain A Coruña

This master's degree aims to train professionals in tasks related to marine biology and improve the training of those already engaged in these activities. The aim is to train research personnel for their incorporation into scientific research centers in marine biology, or to the research teams of public, private and corporate bodies. [+]

Masters in Marine Biology. Introduction This master's degree aims to train professionals in tasks related to marine biology and improve the training of those already engaged in these activities. The aim is to train research personnel for their incorporation into scientific research centers in marine biology, or to the research teams of public, private and corporate bodies. Why study the degree Marine biologists are responsible for many tasks in the areas of fisheries and aquaculture. For example, working for the public administration to estimate and monitor stocks of marine species, business consultants and NGOs, analyzing data from satellite monitoring systems, or as scientific researchers. The research work has application not only in the field of knowledge advance, but also as a service to the administration in the monitoring and control of the quality of the marine environment or developing new exploitable resources Structure of the Study Basic subjects The marine environment: Physical Oceanography Botany Marine Marine Zoology Marine Microbiology Marine Ecology Physiology of Marine Organisms Molecular Bases of Adaptation to the Marine Environment Marine Organism Study Techniques Experimental Design and Information Resources Common subjects Techniques for Sampling and Recognition of Marine Organisms and Communities Cartography, GIS and Remote Sensing Environmental Management: Socioeconomics, Environmental Education and Legislation Sustainable uses and management of the marine environment Biology of Conservation Genetic Diversity and its Applications to the Study of Marine Organisms Marine Pollution and Ecotoxicology Marine Resources Biology of Exploited and Potentially Exploitable Species Evaluation and Exploitation of Resources on the Coast Fisheries... [-]

Masters In Marine Biology: Biodiversity And Conservation

Universidad de La Laguna
Campus Full time 18 months September 2017 Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The Master's Degree in Marine Biology: Biodiversity and Conservation by the University of La Laguna brings together in its approach the great experience of more than forty years of teaching and research in this field developed in the ULL. It will have a strong character of practical and applied training. [+]

The Master's Degree in Marine Biology: Biodiversity and Conservation by the University of La Laguna Gathers in its approach the great experience of more than forty years of teaching and research in this field developed in the ULL. It will have a strong character of practical and applied training. The student will acquire a sound knowledge of marine biodiversity, particularly the Atlantic-Mediterranean environment, and will also master the tools of know-how in the field of management, conservation and conservation, research and teaching related to the environment , Biodiversity and marine resources. Admission profile. This Master is aimed at those students who are interested in specializing in Marine Biology and the conservation of biodiversity with a view to acquiring knowledge and skills that also allow them to be incorporated into the world of work and which also enables them to delve into fundamental techniques Research, development and innovation in Biodiversity. The Master is preferably addressed to Graduates or Graduates in Biology, but can also access other graduates (RD 1393/2007, Art. 16), preferably those covering aspects related to biological subjects, such as Graduates or Graduates in Marine Sciences and Environmental Sciences. The required or recommended different subjects of the Master, contained in its teaching guide, prerequisites indicate the background needed and provide a reference for the student. Profile of egress. Expert in the knowledge of marine biodiversity, its use, management, management and conservation. GOALS To know scientifically the structure and function of marine ecosystems, the factors that can potentially affect them and... [-]

MPhil in Marine Environmental Science

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 Hong Kong

The MPhil program aims to train postgraduate students to conduct independent research in Marine Environmental Science. Submission and successful defense of a thesis based on original research are required. [+]

Masters in Marine Biology. The Environment has been degrading at an alarming rate mainly due to the unsustainable development and the unsustainable use of natural resources. Although environmental conservation has developed significantly over the past few decades, environmental problems have been evolving both in terms of nature and scale. Methods of resolving many environmental problems remain controversial. The MPhil program aims to train postgraduate students to conduct independent research in Marine Environmental Science. Submission and successful defense of a thesis based on original research are required. Research Foci The Environment Science Programs have three main research themes as follows: Air and Water: Includes their relation to climate change. Environmental Change: Studies investigate on regional and local scales, and explore their global effects and implications. Economic and Social Impact: The effect of and solutions to environmental problems. Admission Requirements i. General Admission Requirements Applicants seeking admission to a master's degree should have: obtained a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution, or an approved equivalent qualification; ii. English Language Admission Requirements You have to fulfill English Language requirements with one of the following proficiency attainments*: TOEFL-iBT 80 TOEFL-pBT 550 IELTS (Academic Module) Overall score: 6.0 and all sub-scores: 5.5 *If your first language is English, and your bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification was awarded by an institution where the medium of instruction was English, you will be waived from fulfilling the above English Language requirements. For more program details, please visit here. [-]

Master In Marine Bio-Ecology

University of Cagliari
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Cagliari

The course of Science in Bio-Marine Ecology aims to supplement the basic knowledge, acquired through the Bachelor's degree in Biology. In particular, the course of LM aims to provide students with an advanced level of education for the exercise of a highly qualified activity in the field of the environment in all its complexity, with particular attention ... [+]

final test characteristics. The final exam consists of the discussion, in open session of a thesis exclusively experimental character, which brings an original contribution, prepared under the guidance of a supervisor, the thesis will be written in Italian or English. The experimental activity contributes to the formation of a biologist with marine setting by completing the knowledge acquired during the course of studies with the aim of developing autonomy in research, critical skills in the analysis and evaluation of experimental data, as well as skills in experimental practices related to research biological applied to the sea, its resources and conservation. During discussion of the dissertation, the student must, also, demonstrate that they have assimilated well the topics covered during the studies in order to be able to play a leading role for the activities for which it is named. The decision of the Commission of Science will be formulated according to procedures defined in the Academic Regulations for the Course. Skills required for access. Students wishing to enroll in the Master of Science in Bio-Marine Ecology must be in possession of a Degree or another qualification obtained abroad and recognized as valid under current legislation. For access to the Master of Science as well as proving the possession of curricular requirements corresponding to adequate number of credits in groups of scientific areas that will be defined in the academic regulations, and a good mastery of basic biological disciplines for preparation of the biologist who provide the essential knowledge about the... [-]

MRes Marine Biology

Plymouth University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Plymouth

Marine biology is an extraordinarily broad and dynamic subject, reflecting the diversity and energy of marine ecosystems and the fantastic array of life they contain, making this a compelling subject to study. Marine processes exert massive influences on the Earth’s climate and the pattern of biogeochemical cycling. Closely linked with the diverse research pursuits of a range of scientists this programme allows you to apply and... [+]

Masters in Marine Biology. MRes Marine Biology Marine biology is an extraordinarily broad and dynamic subject, reflecting the diversity and energy of marine ecosystems and the fantastic array of life they contain, making this a compelling subject to study. Marine processes exert massive influences on the Earth’s climate and the pattern of biogeochemical cycling. Closely linked with the diverse research pursuits of a range of scientists this programme allows you to apply and develop your particular skills in a marine context. Key features Study in Plymouth, an internationally renowned city for marine biological research. Participate in a specifically designed, topical programme jointly hosted by Plymouth University and the Marine Biological Association (MBA) of the UK. Choose between two pathways to suit your research interests, biodiversity and ecology or cellular and molecular biology. Benefit from being taught by recognised experts with worldwide links to research organisations and projects. Draw on our expertise, working alongside research staff on a personal project. Undertake an extensive, original and innovative research project, often in collaboration with MBA Research Fellows, or one of our other partner institutions (Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science and the National Marine Aquarium), either in the UK or abroad. Excellent training for further research. See the benefit from close links with the research community worldwide. Programme overview In your first term you will study core modules which concentrate on building up your general research and academic skills. You’ll also be introduced to the research and organisation of... [-]

Master in Biology

Belarusian State University
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2017 Belarus Minsk

In accordance with the Republic of Belarus educational legal system citizens of Russian Federation, the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan have a right to get Master degree in BSU on the following conditions [+]

THE PROCEDURE OF APPLYING FOR MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAMME ON THE TERMS OF “FOREIGN CITIZENS" In accordance with the Republic of Belarus educational legal system citizens of Russian Federation, the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan have a right to get Master degree in BSU on the following conditions: studying for free or paying tuition fee as the Belarusian citizens do; on the conditions foreseen for foreign citizens temporarily staying or residing in the Republic of Belarus (hereinafter – “foreign citizens”) – based on the results of final assessment after obtaining educational program for people going to apply for higher education and an interview establishing their level of Russian in the amount enough for studying for Master’s degree. Foreign citizens of other countries can get to studies as for “foreign citizens” with paying the tuition fee. Studying terms The duration of Master studies in BSU is 1-2 years. For those who got higher education based on the higher education program and have the diploma of higher education the duration is 1 year. For those who studied at the bachelor program and got the Bachelor diploma the duration is 2 years. Applying for studies Documents acceptance for studying for Master’s degree in BSU is held from June, 8 till October, 1. Foreign citizens of visa-free countries come to Belarus to apply for studies with educational documents themselves, discussing terms, specialty, thesis curator in advance with the administration of the faculty they are going to apply... [-]

Master in Marine Biology

University of Algarve
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Portugal Faro

The Marine Biology Master aims to promote advanced multidisciplinary training in Marine Biology, providing skills for the analysis and understanding of marine biodiversity, from genes to ecosystems, their functioning and diversity. [+]

Masters in Marine Biology. The Marine Biology Master aims to promote advanced multidisciplinary training in Marine Biology, providing skills for the analysis and understanding of marine biodiversity, from genes to ecosystems, their functioning and diversity. The program includes a strong component of active participation in practical research projects, including laboratory and field work in different marine ecosystems. Courses are taught in English. Typically, students come from a diversity of international backgrounds. Career Opportunities: The Marine Biology Master has many professional applications in a wide range of fields ranging from marine biological conservation and resource exploitation to biotechnological innovation. This program prepares the students for scientific, academic and technical careers in a wide diversity of fields in Marine Biology, such as: marine biodiversity assessment and conservation; marine protected areas – planning and management; marine biological resource use and management; monitoring of marine ecosystems; marine ecosystem restoration; blue biotechnology; marine natural products; marine ecotourism; marine environmental education; marine impact studies. The MSc is also an essential training step towards continuing studies into a PhD. [-]

Master in Molecular and Microbial Biology

University of Algarve
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Portugal Faro

This MSc program aims to complement fundamental education in Life Sciences, Environmental Sciences and Technologies or Health Sciences and Technologies, with advanced and specialized education in Molecular and Microbial Biology, and thus form competent researchers and technicians that dominate concepts and techniques in microbiology and molecular biology, in a perspective of fundamental and applied research, as well as of technological development of molecular diagnose tools. [+]

If you search for a deep understanding of microbial and other biological systems, driving from molecular and cellular organization of individual or community to apply in different areas (Environmental, Industrial and Biomedical) then come and seek your tools in the Microbial and Molecular Biology (MMB) Master Program. This Master was accredited by the A3ES Commission. This MSc program aims to complement fundamental education in Life Sciences, Environmental Sciences and Technologies or Health Sciences and Technologies, with advanced and specialized education in Molecular and Microbial Biology, and thus form competent researchers and technicians that dominate concepts and techniques in microbiology and molecular biology, in a perspective of fundamental and applied research, as well as of technological development of molecular diagnose tools. Career Opportunities: You will acquire a solid knowledge of biological processes from molecular, cellular and ecological perspectives and ii) acquire a solid knowledge about living organisms of environmental, industrial and clinical importance. With a MMB MSc you can become: Technical Director/Specialized technician in public or private laboratories, conducting and developing analysis and diagnosis in an environmental, clinical or industrial context; a Ph.D student able to work independently in the field/laboratory; a research assistant able to plan, execute and report a specific scientific project, and able to communicate the scientific work. For other details contact ffonseca@ualg.pt (MSc. director) [-]

Specialized Graduate Studies In Marine Resource Management

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Rimouski Lévis

The specialized graduate diploma (DESS) in marine resource management involves training managers with a global vision, multidisciplinary and integrated maritime domain. [+]

Masters in Marine Biology. The specialized graduate diploma (DESS) in marine resource management involves training managers with a global vision, multidisciplinary and integrated maritime domain. It trains professionals able to use the methods, tools and management techniques to effectively contribute to decision making in the maritime sector, both operationally and strategically. The student has the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in one of the three streams of the program: fishing (fishing and aquaculture), management of the coastal and marine environment and maritime transport. Targeted audience The programs of the second cycle in marine resource management are addressed to candidates with training: Environmental sciences (biology, chemistry, geography, etc.) who wish to acquire management training applied to the field of the marine environment; in management science or in law who wish to specialize in the maritime sector. Passage Masters All courses of specialized graduate diploma (DESS) in management of marine resources are an integral part of the MA in marine resource management. It is therefore possible for a student to start his DESS path and continue to master. To complete his Masters, he must: have a minimum GPA of 3.2 to 4.3; meet the admission requirements of the Master; file a new application. Employment Opportunities Graduates in marine resource management UQAR in managerial functions, researchers and consultants in the public or private domain. The maritime sector is particularly characterized by the presence of a large number of public, semi-public and private, both in Canada and abroad: provincial and federal departments (fisheries, environment,... [-]

Specialized Graduate Studies In Wildlife Management

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Rimouski Lévis

The specialized graduate diploma (DESS) in wildlife management is in biology that allows to specialize in the management of wildlife resources in order to measure the impact of interventions on the natural environment and to prepare plans management and planning taking into account the social and economic priorities. [+]

The specialized graduate diploma (DESS) in wildlife management is in biology that allows to specialize in the management of wildlife resources in order to measure the impact of interventions on the natural environment and to prepare plans management and planning taking into account the social and economic priorities. It allows a directed work in key areas such as genetics in animal populations, adaptive biology, forest ecology, dynamics of wildlife populations and evolutionary biology. Program Structure The specialized graduate diploma (DESS) in Wildlife Management includes seven lectures and two research activities interlinked: the course Research Methodology (3 credits in the fall) where one learns to good literature review, introduction and methods, and in the winter directed the course work (6 credits) is to perform the analysis, write the results and discussion. Each student is given a project and a supervisor for this report in essay form. Each research project is unique and requires less investment than control, but greater than a final bachelor thesis as at several universities. For many students, a Master is a good way to determine their interest in a Master or not, and if they want to work in research later. Targeted audience The specialized graduate diploma (DESS) in Wildlife Management is aimed at students who come to get their degree in biology that biologists already on the labor market and wishing to improve management wildlife. Passage Masters Five courses of specialized graduate diploma (DESS) in wildlife management are an integral part of the Masters in management... [-]

Masters In Management Of Maritime Resources (profile With Memory)

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Rimouski Lévis

The MA in Maritime Resource Management aims to train managers with a global vision, multidisciplinary and integrated maritime domain. [+]

Masters in Marine Biology. The MA in Maritime Resource Management aims to train managers with a global vision, multidisciplinary and integrated maritime domain. It trains professionals able to use the methods, tools and management techniques to effectively contribute to decision making in the maritime sector, both operationally and strategically. The student has the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in one of the three streams of the program: fishing (fishing and aquaculture), management of the coastal and marine environment and maritime transport. paths Masters in marine resource management, career path (without memory) This research path without memory allows to deepen their knowledge in one of the three streams of the program: Fisheries: Fillière on the problems of fisheries and aquaculture, processing of aquatic products (including the activities of promotion of products and biomass). Management of the coastal and marine environment Fillière on issues related to marine activities and exploitation of natural resources in a sustainable development perspective. Maritime transport: Pathway on the management issues related to maritime transport and port activities. Through his choice of the course, students can orient their training to the private or public management. Masters in marine resource management, tracking research (with memory) This thesis track is for candidates who wish to move towards a researcher career or management consultant maritime resources. It allows for a research project (memory 21 credits) to deepen their knowledge on a particular topic related to the management of maritime resources. This pathway also helps develop the skills required for the pursuit... [-]

Masters In Management Of Maritime Resources (without Thesis)

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Rimouski Lévis

The MA in Maritime Resource Management aims to train managers with a global vision, multidisciplinary and integrated maritime domain. [+]

The MA in Maritime Resource Management aims to train managers with a global vision, multidisciplinary and integrated maritime domain. It trains professionals able to use the methods, tools and management techniques to effectively contribute to decision making in the maritime sector, both operationally and strategically. The student has the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in one of the three streams of the program: fishing (fishing and aquaculture), management of the coastal and marine environment and maritime transport. paths Masters in marine resource management, career path (without memory) This research path without memory allows to deepen their knowledge in one of the three streams of the program: Fisheries: Fillière on the problems of fisheries and aquaculture, processing of aquatic products (including the activities of promotion of products and biomass). Management of the coastal and marine environment Fillière on issues related to marine activities and exploitation of natural resources in a sustainable development perspective. Maritime transport: Pathway on the management issues related to maritime transport and port activities. Through his choice of the course, students can orient their training to the private or public management. Masters in marine resource management, tracking research (with memory) This thesis track is for candidates who wish to move towards a researcher career or management consultant maritime resources. It allows for a research project (memory 21 credits) to deepen their knowledge on a particular topic related to the management of maritime resources. This pathway also helps develop the skills required for the pursuit of doctoral studies. Targeted... [-]

Masters In Management Of Wildlife And Its Habitats

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time 15 months September 2017 Canada Rimouski Lévis + 1 more

The MA in wildlife management and habitat is training in biology training scientists and professionals with a global and interdisciplinary vision that will contribute to improving the conservation and exploitation of resources. [+]

Masters in Marine Biology. The MA in wildlife management and habitat is training in biology training scientists and professionals with a global and interdisciplinary vision that will contribute to improving the conservation and exploitation of resources. Research projects are carried out in key areas such as genetics in animal populations, adaptive biology, forest ecology, dynamics of wildlife populations and evolutionary biology. Program Structure The MA in management of wildlife and its habitats allows for a research project (27 credits memory) to deepen his knowledge in an area of ​​specialization in the field of biology. The program also helps develop the skills required for the pursuit of doctoral studies. Research areas Fish and Wildlife Population dynamics, use of the environment and trophic relationships trophic dynamics of the Canadian Arctic tundra Ecology of animal communities and studies of reproductive strategies of animals Impacts of climate change on wildlife and trophic dynamics of Arctic tundra and boreal forest Conservation of vulnerable or endangered species Ecology, physiology and behavior of birds Effect of human change and conservation of bird marine habitats Ecology of marine bivalve populations Ocean protection Analysis methods in ecology data Ecology microscopic organisms sediment Transfer of the organic material from the water column and sediment evolutionary biology Evolution of living and fossil lower vertebrates environmental stress on larval development of the fish Paléoichtyologie, paleoecology and paleoenvironmental reconstruction forest ecology Sustainable Forest Management Disturbance ecology and forest regeneration Impacts of disturbances and climate change on boreal forest History of vegetation and sedimentation... [-]

Master of Technology in Biology

Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Oklahoma City

The goal of the Master of Technology Degree program is to prepare graduates for successful employment and advancement in science and technology fields which contribute to the economic well-being of southeastern Oklahoma. [+]

The goal of the Master of Technology Degree program is to prepare graduates for successful employment and advancement in science and technology fields which contribute to the economic well-being of southeastern Oklahoma. The program develops a knowledge base through three core courses and provides for an option of specialization. Candidates who would benefit from this program include: Local baccalaureate graduates from the School of Arts and Science who wish to obtain a master’s degree. Individuals employed in business/industry who wish to develop and broaden their technological and problem-solving abilities. Teachers in science, technology, and mathematics who wish to prepare for a job in industry, develop new technology job skills, or advance within the field of science education Individuals in the region who desire an advanced degree for self-satisfaction or position advancement. Admission requirements In addition to admission by the Graduate School, applicants for the Biology option must be approved by the Biological Sciences department. When the applicant is accepted by the Graduate School, the School will forward the student’s application to Biological Sciences for approval. The applicant must request a committee of three faculty members (see above) who are willing to serve as the applicant’s advisory committee. One of the committee members will be the student’s advisor. The student and advisor will work out a degree plan of courses that will complete the requirements for the option, and this plan must be approved by the committee. The applicant may be required by the committee to complete some prerequisite courses. [-]

Master's Programme in Marine Science

University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Science
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Gothenburg + 1 more

Students graduating from the bachelor program in Marine Science have a broad knowledge about the oceans, including physics of water movement and the chemical processes to the ecosystem structure and function. The system perspective and the experience in interdisciplinary work is a unique competence for the marine graduates. [+]

Masters in Marine Biology. Students graduating from the bachelor program in Marine Science have a broad knowledge about the oceans, including physics of water movement and the chemical processes to the ecosystem structure and function. The system perspective and the experience in interdisciplinary work is a unique competence for the marine graduates. More than 70% of the Earth s surface is covered by the oceans and 40% of the world s population lives closer than 50 km from the coastline. Because the world's marine resources are extensively exploited there is a continuous need to improve management in order to reach a sustainable use of the marine environment. This calls for well educated persons with both broad and specialized knowledge. The master program in Marine Science is an interdisciplinary program that gives the student theoretical and practical tools to improve the conditions in the marine environment in their future work or research activities. [-]