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Studying Marine Biology at the University College Cork

Course Outline

The MSc Marine Biology aims to train graduates in multiple areas of marine biology and equip them with professional certificates in Sea Survival, Powerboat Handling and Marine Radio as well as an introductory First Aid course and necessary field skills.

The areas of marine biology covered in this master’s course include fisheries and aquaculture, genetics, marine ecology and conservation, marine mammals and ecological aspects of Geographic Information System (GIS). In addition, the course has a significant field work component including ship work as well as survey and sampling techniques training. This course, run entirely by the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at University College Cork, will provide an understanding of these various disciplines and skills needed in order to meet the growing demand for trained marine biologists at home and abroad.

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe key marine flora and fauna, the marine environment and its biological and physical properties and processes
  • assess the sustainability of exploitation (fisheries and aquaculture) and assess the impact of other anthropogenic factors on the marine environment
  • define the roles of management and conservation across the marine environment
  • demonstrate a wide range of research skills (field and laboratory) including safety-related and professional qualifications
  • apply the knowledge and skills acquired in this course in the working environment enabling the development of policy.


Part I of the course consists of eight taught modules to the value of 60 credits involving lectures, practicals, seminars and fieldwork. Part II is a substantial research project, BL6017 Dissertation in Marine Biology, to the value of 30 credits for those passing Part I. Each of the prescribed taught modules will be examined by a written paper and/or continuous assessment. Each student progressing to Part II of the course must submit the research project in an area of marine biology by a date as prescribed by the School of BEES.


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Marine Biology: Course Practicalities

This full-time 12-month course is split into Part I taught modules running from September to April and Part II, a four-month research project for students passing Part I. The course includes ship time experience aboard the Irish State research vessel, Celtic Voyager and field work day trips to various locations in County Cork as well as a week-long residential field course in the West of Scotland in March. In addition, students undertake professional certificate courses in January at the National Maritime College of Ireland in Ringaskiddy, Cork.

The taught modules in the course are assessed by a combination of written examinations and continuous assessment elements (including essays, practical reports, critiques, seminars, dossiers and analytical elements). The four-month research project is assessed by a dissertation, project seminar and an assessment of your practical ability throughout the duration of the project.

The core teaching team on this course are from the School of BEES and include researchers with expertise in marine mammal biology, fisheries and aquaculture, intertidal and subtidal ecology, seabird ecology, marine conservation, shellfish disease and immunology. The core team are supported by occasional visiting and guest lecturers.


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Marine Biology: Career:

As well as a number of professionally certified courses that will be provided throughout the course, students will also gain a variety of technical skills associated with research and computer skills (GIS in particular). Many transferable skills are also fostered through different learning approaches, including critical thinking, problem solving, report writing, oral presentations, statistical analysis, independent research and time management.


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Marine Biology: Requirements:

  • A candidate for the MSc in Marine Biology must have obtained at least a Second Class Honours Grade II in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) in any Biological Science or relevant equivalent area.
  • In addition, under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), NFQ Level 8 graduates with relevant professional qualifications or relevant experience but not the relevant degree classification may also apply for entry and each case will be judged on a case-by-case basis as to their suitability for the programme, subject to the approval of the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science.


English Language Requirements

Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements available here.

For applicants with qualifications completed outside of Ireland

Applicants must meet the required entry academic grade, equivalent to Irish requirements, please find our grades comparison by country here

International/non-EU applicants

For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students. In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools, and departments.

Not all courses are open to international/non-EU applicants, please check the fact file above.


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Übersicht der Masterstudiengänge - University College Cork

 Actuarial Science
 Architecture (Joint Programme with CIT)
 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
 Biology - Marine Biology
 Biology - Marine Biology Conversion Programme
 Biology - Molecular Cell Biology with Bioinnovation
 Biotechnology
 Chemistry - Analysis of Pharmaceutical Compounds
 Chemistry - Analytical Chemistry
 Chemistry - Analytical Chemistry
 Chemistry - Environmental Analytical Chemistry
 Computer Science - Applied Computing Technology
 Computing Science
 Dairy Technology and Innovation
 Data Science and Analytics
 Dementia
 End of Life Healthcare Ethics
 Engineering - Electrical and Electronic Engineering
 Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
 Engineering - Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Engineering
 Engineering - Sustainable Energy
 Financial and Computational Mathematics
 Food Microbiology
 Food Science
 Food Science and Technology
 Health Protection (Online)
 Human Nutrition and Dietetics
 Interactive Media
 Mathematical Modelling and Self-Learning Systems
 Nurse/Midwife Prescribing
 Nursing - Gerontological Nursing
 Nursing - Medical and Surgical Nursing
 Nutritional Sciences
 Older Person Rehabilitation
 Statistics
    (Online) Engineering - Information Technology in Architecture, Engineering and Construction
    Accounting
    Applied Coastal and Marine Management
    Archaeology - Archaeological Excavation
    Archaeology - Human Osteoarchaeology
    Art History - Modern and Contemporary Art History, Theory and Criticism
    Asian Studies
    Audiology
    Beginnings of Irish Christianity
    Business Economics
    Business Information and Analytics Systems
    Business Information Systems
    Celtic Civilisation
    Chinese - Contemporary Chinese Culture and Business
    Chinese - Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MATCSOL)
    Co-operative and Social Enterprise
    Comparative Aesthetics and the Arts
    Comparative and World Literature
    Cooperative Organisation, Food Marketing and Rural Development
    Creative Writing
    Criminology
    Dental Public Health
    Digital Arts and Humanities
    Digital Cultures
    Drama and Theatre Studies
    Ecology - Ecological Assessment
    Ecology - Ecological Assessment
    Economic Science
    Economics
    Economics - Health Economics
    Electronic Business
    English - Irish Writing and Film
    English - Modernities: American and British Literature and Film
    English – Texts and Contexts: Medieval to Renaissance
    European Development Studies
    Evidence Based Therapy Practice
    Executive MBA
    Finance - Asset Management
    Management Accounting
    Masters Qualifying Examination (Business)
    Nursing - End of Life Healthcare Ethics
    Print Economic Science



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