MSc (Marine Biology)


NFQ Level 9, Major Award

The MSc in Marine Biology is a full-time multidisciplinary degree running for 12 months from the date of first registration for the programme.

This programme will consist of Part I and Part II. Part I will consist of eight taught modules to the value of 60 credits involving lectures, practicals, seminars and fieldwork. Part II will be a substantial Research Dissertation (BL6017) to the value of 30 credits for those meeting progression requirements of Part I of the programme. Each of the prescribed taught modules will be examined by a written paper and/or continuous assessment. Each candidate progressing to Part II of the programme must submit the Research Dissertation (BL6017) in an area of Marine Biology by a date in August of the registration year as prescribed by the School of BEES.

Postgraduate Diploma in Marine Biology

Students who achieve 40% in each individual taught module in Part I but fail to achieve the requisite grade of 50% across the taught modules, or students who pass Part I and do not wish to complete the Research Dissertation (Part II) may opt to be conferred with a Postgraduate Diploma in Marine Biology.

Programme Requirements

For information about modules, module choice, options and credit weightings, please go to Programme Requirements