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Marine Biodiversity And Biotechnology MSc-Diploma-Certificate

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  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements As for all our taught postgraduate courses
  • Academic Title
    Marine Biodiversity And Biotechnology MSc/Diploma/Certificate
  • Course description
    Duration

    MSc courses last for one year (September to August inclusive) and include a substantial research project. The Diploma covers the same classes as the MSc but lasts for just 9 months (September to May inclusive). Students admitted to the Diploma course and who perform well in the taught modules may be invited to transfer to the MSc course.

    Overview

    The biodiversity of the marine environment is of enormous importance to humans as a resource for food, pharmaceuticals and ecosystem services.   The School's Centre for Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology (CMBB) focuses on research using traditional and newly developing molecular methods to study these important marine resources and products.   The rapid loss of biodiversity both on land and in the sea makes it especially important that good knowledge is obtained to enable the appropriate management of the lesser known marine resources.

    The course covers a broad range of issues in four taught core modules enabling students to choose four other taught modules from a variety of options available within the School and elsewhere in the University's programme of MSc courses.

    CORE SUBJECT AREAS

        * Diversity of Marine Organisms
        * Marine Conservation and Sustainability
        * Marine Monitoring and Pollution Control
        * Marine Biotechnology
        * Research Project (MSc only)

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