Course description 課程描述
This course is taught jointly by the School of Biological Sciences at Queen Mary, University of London and the University of London Marine Biological Station at Millport, Isle Of Cumbrae, Scotland.
The aims of this course are to: 課程目標
- develop a strong interdisciplinary understanding in marine ecology and marine environmental management
- provide a structured training in research techniques and practical skills, including in systematics (biodiversity), statistics, experimental design, project planning, monitoring, modelling and scientific writing that will engage with user needs
- provide a foundation for further PhD research, or for prospective employment with marine environmental protection and conservation agencies, overseas development agencies, national and local government, the water industry, the fisheries sector, environmental consultancies, elements of the tourist industry and national and international non-government organisations.
Course content 課程內容
Core courses: 必修課程
Queen Mary, London (October-March) 10月-3月在倫大 Quenn Mary 上課
- Temperate Shores
- Estuaries and Coastal Systems
- Ocean Biology
- Aquatic Pollution and Management
- Statistics and Transferable Skills
Millport, Scotland (March-August) 3月- 8月 在蘇格蘭Millport 上課
- Coastal Zone Management
- Coastal and Marine Survey and Monitoring
- Tropical Marine Ecology
- Fisheries Biology
- Marine Microbiology
- Turtles, Seals, Whales and Dolphins
Students without the necessary background can take preparatory modules prior to the start of the Master’s course.
All taught and field course modules will be equally weighted at one-twelfth (8.33 per cent) of the total mark. Each of the two projects will be weighted at two-twelfths (16.67 per cent) of the total mark. Each taught module will be assessed by one or more of: open-essays, practical reports, laboratory or fieldwork note books, presentations and traditional exams.
Entry requirements 入學資格要求
A second class honours degree (or the equivalent from an overseas university) in a relevant subject such as Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry or Geography will be required. Preference will be given to candidates with an upper-second class or first class degree. Applicants with relevant professional experience in marine science or environmental management will also be considered.