Biology - Marine Biology

University College Cork

 

Course Name Biology - Marine Biology
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CKR38
Course Type Postgraduate
Qualifications
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters MSc
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date 9 September 2019
Application Date

Expand+Applications for 2019 start dates will open on November 1st 2018.

EU Applicants: UCC operates a rounds closing date system for the majority of postgraduate taught courses, which means we offer places four times a year on a rolling basis. Some cour...

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PAC Application Information

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Firstly choose your course. Applicants can apply for up to three courses under one application. Details of taught courses are available on our online prospectus.

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Duration

Expand+1 year full-time.

This full-time 12-month course is split into Part I taught modules running from September to April and Part II, a four-month research project for students passing Part I. The course includes ship time experience aboard the Irish ...

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Entry Requirements

Expand+A candidate for the MSc in Marine Biology must have obtained at least a Second Class Honours, Grade II degree in any Biological Science or relevant equivalent area. In addition, NFQ Level 8 graduates with relevant professional qualifications or relev...

Course Content

Expand+Overview
The MSc Marine Biology aims to train graduates in multiple areas of marine biology and equip them with professional certificates in Sea Survival, Powerboat Handling, Marine Radio and First Aid as well as necessary field skills.

The areas...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Part I of the course consists of eight taught modules to the value of 60 credits involving lectures, practicals, seminars and fieldwork. Part II is a substantial research project (BL6017) to the value of 30 credits for those passing Part I. Each of t...

Assessment Method The taught modules in the course are assessed by a combination of written examinations and continuous assessment elements (including essays, practical reports, critiques, seminars, dossiers and analytical elements). The four-month research project is assessed by a dissertation, project seminar and an assessment of your practical ability throughout the duration of the project.
Careers or Further Progression Skills and Careers Information

As well as a number of professionally certified courses that will be provided throughout the course, students will also gain a variety of technical skills associated with research and computer skills (GIS in particular). Many transferable skills are also fostered through different learning approaches, including critical thinking, problem solving, report writing, oral presentations, statistical analysis, independent research and time management.
Further Enquiries Contact details for this course
Dr. Rob McAllen
r.mcallen@ucc.ie
+ 353 21 490 4647
http://www.ucc.ie/en/bees/
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