Course Comparison

Course MSc Marine Conservation MRes Marine Biology
Award Master of Science - MSc Master of Research - MRes
Duration 1 year 1 year
Course type Full-time Full-time, Part-time route available
Placement - -
Location Plymouth Plymouth
Provider School of Biological and Marine Sciences School of Biological and Marine Sciences
Entry requirements

Candidates will require an appropriate background in primarily a biological, marine and environmental sciences degree to honours level at good  2:1 or above. Applications are also considered from well-qualified graduates in other disciplines with relevant experience or interests. Please refer to institution for additional advice: admissions@plymouth.ac.uk or telephone 01752 585858

All applicants are required to present a personal statement on what their career aims within marine conservation are, plus a short written piece around marine conservation priorities in the UK (see proforma in 'How to apply' that needs completing). CV as standard.

English Language: IELTS 6.5 with scores of 5.5 in all elements.

A 2:1 or first-class honours degree or equivalent, preferably in a biological subject, with 2:1 grade or equivalent in a research project or dissertation.

International students: IELTS score of 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each element) or equivalent.

If you have overseas qualifications you can check their comparability with the UK equivalent through the UK National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC), who provide an advisory service. 

English language requirements 

If your first language is not English then evidence of English proficiency is required. For further advice on the appropriateness of overseas qualification and proficiency in the use of English, please contact our International Office

The minimum IELTS score for acceptable English proficiency for entry is 6.5.