Masters Programs in Marine Biology

Compare 11 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 2019 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. [+]

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... [-]


Master in Evolutionary Ecology in Aquatic Environments

Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 France Anglet Bayonne Mont-de-Marsan Pau Tarbes + 4 more

The aim of the programme “Evolutionary Ecology in Aquatic Environments” is to train scientific experts able to design experiments and models in order to produce knowledge in evolutionary ecology relevant to the management of aquatic ecosystems. [+]

Overview

The aim of the programme “Evolutionary Ecology in Aquatic Environments” is to train scientific experts able to design experiments and models in order to produce knowledge in evolutionary ecology relevant to the management of aquatic ecosystems. It is backed by the Federation for Research in water resources and aquatic ecosystems (MIRA) which includes research experts and skills in the fields of evolutionary response of aquatic species to anthropic pressures and modelling of aquatic populations and ecosystems.

Course Organization

The programme one-year training programme is composed of 1) a semester of eight courses (30 ECTS) covering evolutionary ecology, population dynamics, behavioural ecology, habitat restoration, space and time series analysis, sampling strategies, research initiation and language (French or Spanish), and 2) a 6-month-long internship (30 ECTS) in a research laboratory. Each course is organized in lectures, tutorial classes and practical works, and supplemented by online material.... [-]


Master of Marine Conservation

Victoria University of Wellington
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months March 2019 New Zealand Wellington + 1 more

With the increasing pressures on the marine environment, both in the South Pacific region and worldwide, experts in the conservation and management of marine organisms and ecosystems are in demand. [+]

Overview

With the increasing pressures on the marine environment, both in the South Pacific region and worldwide, experts in the conservation and management of marine organisms and ecosystems are in demand.

As a world leader in marine conservation, New Zealand is a great place to develop your expertise in the field. Its unique and lengthy coastline is home to numerous marine organisms—from the tiny phytoplankton to the endangered New Zealand sea lion.

Study with Victoria's School of Biological Sciences, a leader in marine biology research. Examine marine conservation issues and practice using examples from New Zealand, Australia, South Pacific and wider Indo-Pacific region, which can be applied worldwide.... [-]


Master's degree in marine biology: biodiversity and conservation

Universidad de La Laguna
Campus Full time 18 months September 2019 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 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. [+]

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 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.

Justification title

The term "Biodiversity" is relatively recent and although it has become fashionable, it is nothing other than the contraction of "Biological Diversity", understanding this as the structural and functional variety of all life forms, both at the genetic and specific levels. of ecosystems.... [-]


Master in Marine Bio-Ecology

University of Cagliari
Campus Full time 2 years October 2019 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.... [-]


Master's Degree in Marine Ecology (MECM)

Universidad de las Islas Baleares - UIB
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Spain Palma

The learning outcomes can be summarized as follows: Acquire basic training on the parameters and environmental characteristics of the marine environment in general and the Mediterranean Sea in particular. [+]

What will you learn?

The results of the learning can be summarized in:

Acquire basic training on the parameters and environmental characteristics of the marine environment in general and the Mediterranean Sea in particular.Know the dynamics of the oceans from the coupling between the atmosphere and water and how the whole system of superficial and deep circulation is modeled.Distinguish and recognize the components of the planktonic, nektonic and benthic communities, as well as the trophic relationships between them and the aspects related to the global metabolism of marine ecosystems.Know the theoretical and practical aspects of the methods and techniques of scientific work in the marine environment, through sampling campaigns and subsequent study of samples in the laboratory.Structure of the studies... [-]

Master in Marine Biological Resources

University of Algarve
Campus 2 years October 2019 Portugal Faro

International Master in Marine Biological Resources covers a wide, yet consistent, range of subjects related to the sustainable use of marine biological resources. With an emphasis on marine biological and ecological processes, the programme links biology of marine organisms and environmental studies with subjects in marine policy and planning. [+]

About

International Master in Marine Biological Resources covers a wide, yet consistent, range of subjects related to the sustainable use of marine biological resources. With an emphasis on marine biological and ecological processes, the programme links biology of marine organisms and environmental studies with subjects in marine policy and planning.

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Master in Marine Biology

University of Algarve
Campus 2 years October 2019 Portugal Faro

The Marine Biology Master provides multidisciplinary advanced training for the analysis and understanding of marine biodiversity, from genes to ecosystems, their functioning, and diversity. The program includes a strong component of laboratory and field work in different marine ecosystems. Applications include marine biological resource exploitation, conservation, and biotechnology. [+]

About

The Marine Biology Master provides multidisciplinary advanced training for the analysis and understanding of marine biodiversity, from genes to ecosystems, their functioning, and diversity. The program includes a strong component of laboratory and field work in different marine ecosystems. Applications include marine biological resource exploitation, conservation, and biotechnology.

Career Opportunities: Technical, scientific and academic careers in: Marine conservation, fisheries resources use, and management, marine biotechnology; Impact studies and monitoring of marine ecosystems; Marine ecosystems management; Marine biotechnological innovation; Marine natural products; Marine ecotourism; Marine environmental education.This is an essential training component towards a higher degree (Ph.D.). [-]

Master in Marine Conservation

University of Oviedo -
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Spain Oviedo

The Master is aimed at students with a Bachelor's Degree or Degree in Biology, Biotechnology, Environmental Sciences, Marine Sciences, Chemistry or Geology. For students who do not have this profile, postgraduate studies in the disciplines mentioned will be evaluated. Professional opportunities related to the conservation and exploitation of marine resources, including land planning and natural areas management, aquaculture, ecological tourism and others. [+]

Professional Opportunities

The profile of graduates will be that of specialists in Research and Management of Marine Conservation.

Professional opportunities related to the conservation and exploitation of marine resources, including land planning and natural areas management, aquaculture, ecological tourism and others.

Syllabus

Knowledge module

It consists of 7 face-to-face courses - 3 credits. The student must complete a minimum of 9 credits corresponding to the 3 compulsory courses, up to a maximum of 21 credits.

1st Semester

Compulsory:

Genetic Biodiversity:: 3 ECTS Biodiversity of trophic marine networks: 3 ECTS Global change: 3 ECTS

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Master in Marine Science (MarS)

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Campus 3 semesters September 2019 Saudi Arabia Thuwal

The Marine Science (MarS) Program takes advantage of KAUST’s location on the Red Sea, a living laboratory with great potential for exciting science. The program addresses the biology and ecology of the multitude of marine life forms. There is an intentional focus on the local Red Sea system, both as a primary study system and as a system with which general concepts from other marine systems can be compared. [+]

ABOUT THE PROGRAM The Marine Science (MarS) Program takes advantage of KAUST’s location on the Red Sea, a living laboratory with great potential for exciting science. The program addresses the biology and ecology of the multitude of marine life forms. There is an intentional focus on the local Red Sea system, both as a primary study system and as a system with which general concepts from other marine systems can be compared. The goal of the Marine Science Program is to develop an integrated understanding of the Red Sea’s ecosystem as well as marine ecosystems in general, including fundamental biology at the molecular and genomic levels, symbiosis with algae and prokaryotes (Bacteria and Archaea), associated communities of fish and corals and the physical and chemical environment that impacts and shapes them. This understanding could have an impact on global carbon cycling, endangered species and how we manage the harvesting of resources from the Oceans. MASTERS DEGREE ... [-]

Master in Coastal and Marine Management

University Centre of the Westfjords
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 24 months September 2019 Iceland Ísafjörður + 1 more

Master in Coastal and Marine Management is a cross-disciplinary resource management program that focuses on coastal and marine issues and mainly draws... [+]

Coastal and Marine Management is an international, interdisciplinary Master's degree in the field of resource management. The programme emphasises ideas and methods from ecology, sociology, economics and business studies. Students completing the programme have knowledge of the diverse and valuable resources of the coast and the sea, understand their current condition, and have gathered tools and expertise to drive the sustainable use of marine resources.

The course language, including all teaching, is English. The University Centre of the Westfjords offers this programme in co-operation with the University of Akureyri. Teaching takes place in Ísafjörður.

Entry requirementsThe main condition for acceptance is that applicants have completed a Bachelor's degree; whether a BA, BSc or BEd. Emphasis is placed on the applicant justifying their reasons and explaining how they hope to link the programme to their previous education and experience. An application form is available, in both electronic and pdf format, on the University Centre website.... [-]