Postgraduate taught courses in biology
The School offers a number of taught postgraduate programmes.
The MSc in Animal behaviour provides an intellectual and practical overview of modern animal behaviour research taught by leaders in their fields. It offers a strong foundation for students wishing to further their studies or pursue a research-focused career. This course is taught within the School of Biology’s Centre for Biological Diversity.
The MSc in Marine Ecosystem Management provides students with a superior understanding of integrated marine systems, exploring the interconnections between the physical environment, biodiversity and the impacts of human activities and resource use.
Taught by leading experts from the Scottish Oceans Institute, it is designed to prepare students for professional careers in research and management.
The Masters in Marine Mammal Science aims to prepare students fully for a professional career involved with the conservation of and research into marine mammals.
The programme addresses the unique scientific challenges of marine mammal physiology and behaviour with strong components of analytical techniques and research methods. The course is led by members of the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU).
The School of Biology offer a range of part-time, online postgraduate-level courses in Sustainable Aquaculture.
All the courses are aimed at those who wish to gain an advanced postgraduate-level professional qualification to promote their career prospects. Graduates will typically pursue a career in higher-level management, research and development or business development within the global aquaculture business.
See the Sustainable Aquaculture Prospectus 2023-2024 (PDF) for further information.