Plymouth University

Plymouth University

Applied Marine Science

The course covers coastal erosion, threatened resources and pollution. Students study the importance of the world's oceans as a natural resource and of their role in the stability of the global climate and environment. The course aims to provide the scientific knowledge, skills and experience, together with practical field experience carried out with local marine partners and companies, you need for a career in marine science.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a good Honours degree or equivalent, preferably in a science or engineering subject. If applicants do not have any recent formal qualifications, we may accept work place experience. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5.

Course modules

Modules include: research methods and skills; dissertation; marine science; management of coastal environments; contemporary issues in marine science. Optional modules: coastal erosion and protection; economics of the marine environment; managing marine ecosystems; modelling marine processes; remote sensing and GIS.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on research and dissertation topics range from the evaluation of coastal protection schemes, through the development of estuarine environmental strategies, to the investigation of the impacts of contaminants in marine waters.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,660 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 13,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 5,660 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Plymouth Site Plymouth PL4 8AA South West

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
01752 585858