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Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology

Heriot-Watt University

Venues

Edinburgh Campus

Content

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.

You can exit at the end of 6 months with PgCert Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology.

You can exit at the end of 9 months with PgDip Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology.

Entry Requirements

For MSc level entry, candidates must hold a First or Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent qualification from a British or approved overseas university, in a science or related discipline, or relevant experience.

For Diploma level entry candidates must hold a degree, preferably at Honours level in an appropriate subject as defined above. Equivalent qualifications will be considered on an individual basis; please enquire if you have any doubts.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Postgraduate Master's

Award

MSc

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

12 months

Faculty

School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society

Department

Life Sciences

SCQF Level

11

Website

www.hw.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Agriculture

Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services

Forestry

Work with Animals