University of Essex
Supervision is offered in all areas of staff expertise in marine biology; there are facilities for marine and freshwater studies both in the laboratory and in the field as extensive marine and estuarine habitats of national and international ecological importance are located within a short distance of our Colchester Campus. Our department has research links with the UK Environment Agency, British Antarctic Survey, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, University of Miami, English Nature, RSPB and local conservation bodies; our campus facilities include: a simulated, controlled environment tidal mesocosm, extensive algal and microbiological culture facilities including anaerobic culture facilities, and many controlled environment cabinets for plants, microbes and insect; there are extensive facilities for molecular ecology and we have a state-of-the-art, 6 compartment controlled light, humidity, CO2 and temperature glasshouse with more than 20 controlled environment chambers housed in a purpose designed space on the ground floor.
For research study within our School of Biological Sciences, we normally require a good Honours or Master's degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline. A well developed research proposal is also essential. If English is not your 1st language, then we will require you to have IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
Assessment methods include thesis.
National funding bodies; research councils and some University of Essex studentships available.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc (Res)||Full-time||£ 4,050 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MSc (Res)||Full-time||£ 14,500 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 4,050 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 14,500 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|MSc (Res)||Part-time||£ 2,000 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MSc (Res)||Part-time||£ 6,975 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 4,050 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 14,500 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 2,000 per Academic year (home fees)||4 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 6,975 per Academic year (overseas fees)||4 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 2,000 per Academic year (home fees)||6 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 6,975 per Academic year (overseas fees)||6 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Colchester Campus||Colchester||CO4 3SQ||South East|
Graduate Administrator, School of Biological Sciences