Biology - Marine Biology

University College Cork


Course Name Biology - Marine Biology
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code MSCMBY
Course Type Postgraduate
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: 12 September 2022.
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Expand+Closing Date: Non-EU Closing Date: 15 June

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Duration 1 year full-time.
Course Fee

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The EU fee for this course is €6,130 (excluding €2,000 bench fee).
The Non-EU fee for this course is €22,600 (excluding €2,500 bench fee).

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Financial Support Available Scholarships

We support our postgraduate community by offering scholarships and bursaries to prospective and current students. Please see the SEFS Scholarships and Funding PG page for more information.
Entry Requirements

• 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 ...

Course Content

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Our MSc Marine Biology programme aims to train graduates in multiple areas of marine biology and includes the acquisition of necessary field skills in sea survival, powerboat handling and marine radio.

This popular course includes ...

Subjects Taught

Expand+In total students take 90 credits as follows:
Part I
BL6012 Marine Megafauna (10 credits)
BL6013 Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture (10 credits)
BL6014 Marine Fieldwork and Survey Techniques (10 credits)
BL6015 Practical Marine Workplace Skil...

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
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