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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Portsmouth

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our aquatic ecosystems are under threat. If you want to face the issues of pollution, overfishing and climate change from the frontline – and take your studies and experience to postgraduate level too –then this MSc Applied Aquatic Biology course will meet your ambitions.

The University of Portsmouth is the perfect place to dive into aquatic biology, thanks to the temperate marine habitats and internationally-protected conservation areas on our doorstep. We're also home to some of the best facilities in the country.

Your skills and knowledge can lead to exciting careers in conservation, consultancy and research, but you’ll also be prepared to take on roles in teaching, or pursue further study.

On this course, you'll:

Research at the Institute of Marine Sciences, or carry out microbiological work at the University’s Field Centre for Environmental Technology at Petersfield Sewage Works
Rear coldwater species for restocking programmes, or trial fish food at the Sparsholt College National Aquatics Training Centre
Cover ecosystem function and management, and learn advanced laboratory and field skills
Learn from leading international researchers and outside agencies, including environmental consultancies, government bodies and the industry
Go on field trips, taking part in freshwater stream surveys, learning sampling techniques, and the opportunity to take part in a week-long practical in the Mediterranean Sea
Get the chance to study abroad through Erasmus+, or other conservation and research schemes

Careers and opportunities

Teaching by leading international researchers, and close links with environmental consultancies, government bodies and the industry, ensures your training links directly to UK and international employment opportunities.

Tuition fees

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£ 16,400per year

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University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    61st

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    31st out of 103 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    115 50%

    70th

    22
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%

    7th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    54th

    32

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