Edinburgh Campus, Orkney Campus
This International Marine Science course offers students with a background in marine biology, geology or geography the opportunity to integrate their expertise in the wider marine science context.
The highly interdisciplinary field of Marine Science aims to understand the biology, chemistry, geology and physics of this dynamic system so central to all our lives. It also considers the overarching influence of climate change and how policy can be brought to bear on managing the resources of the ocean as part of the Blue Economy.
The course has two mandatory courses in Oceanography and GIS for Marine and Environmental Scientists, and offers a wide variety of options with maximum flexibility, allowing students to pursue their studies according to their academic interests.
You can exit at the end of 21 months with PgDip International Marine Science.
Masters (MSc) level entry applicants must have:
Minimum of 2:2 honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in a related subject area; For postgraduate conversion courses, non-related degrees will be considered; Corporate (or chartered) membership of relevant professional institutions will also be considered.
PG Diploma level entry applicants must have:
An honours degree in a related subject area plus a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience post qualification.
Candidates who do not meet the above entry requirements or have no formal academic qualifications will be considered individually based on their CV and interview. Admission via this route will be at the discretion of the Director of Admissions and the number of successful applicants will be restricted.
September, January, April
Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)
24 months (36-84 months distance)
School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society