University of Portsmouth: Applied Aquatic Biology

InstitutionUniversity of Portsmouth View institution profile
Department Faculty of Science and Health
Web https://www.port.ac.uk/study/postgraduate
Email admissions@port.ac.uk
Telephone 023 9284 5566
Study type Taught

Summary

**Overview**
Our aquatic ecosystems are under threat. If you want to face the issues of pollution, overfishing and climate change from the frontline – and take your studies and experience to postgraduate level too –then this MSc Applied Aquatic Biology course will meet your ambitions.

The University of Portsmouth is the perfect place to dive into aquatic biology, thanks to the temperate marine habitats and internationally-protected conservation areas on our doorstep. We're also home to some of the best facilities in the country.

Your skills and knowledge can lead to exciting careers in conservation, consultancy and research, but you’ll also be prepared to take on roles in teaching, or pursue further study.

**What you'll experience**
On this course, you'll:
- Research at the Institute of Marine Sciences, or carry out microbiological work at the University’s Field Centre for Environmental Technology at Petersfield Sewage Works

- Rear coldwater species for restocking programmes, or trial fish food at the Sparsholt College National Aquatics Training Centre

- Cover ecosystem function and management, and learn advanced laboratory and field skills

- Learn from leading international researchers and outside agencies, including environmental consultancies, government bodies and the industry

- Go on field trips, taking part in freshwater stream surveys, learning sampling techniques, and the opportunity to take part in a week-long practical in the Mediterranean Sea

- Get the chance to study abroad through Erasmus+, or other conservation and research schemes

**Careers and opportunities**
Teaching by leading international researchers, and close links with environmental consultancies, government bodies and the industry, ensures your training links directly to UK and international employment opportunities.

**What can you do with a Applied Aquatic Biology degree?**
Previous graduates have gone on to pursue:
- consultancy work

- government-based research

- conservation

- teaching

- further study

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University of Portsmouth

We are the University of Portsmouth: a new breed of university, dedicated to your personal growth and development. Our horizons are broad. Our instinct is to explore. Our promise is to inspire.

Taught qualification or independent research? On-campus teaching or online part-time study? At Portsmouth, you can choose from a wide range of subjects and modes of study.

Why Portsmouth?

  • No.21 university in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2020)
  • Outstanding Gold-rated teaching for our students (TEF)
  • Dedicated Graduate School supporting all research students
  • Top 25% of universities for postgraduate research student experience (PRES Postgraduate Research Experience ...

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