MSc Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology

MSc Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology

Master degree
12 months
Intakes: September
International tuition: £20,760
Domestic tuition: £8,448

Program overview

Our learning environment seeks to offer you the very best in terms of study programmes which apply knowledge to real world challenges. We are ranked 302nd worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2018/19) and 35th in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2020). We are top 10 in the UK and 1st in Scotland for research impact (REF 2014). You can take advantage of opportunities to transfer your study to campuses in Dubai and Malaysia through our Go Global inter campus exchange programme. We are one of Scotland's most international universities, so there are plenty of opportunities to meet the world at our UK campuses. The very nature of a Heriot-Watt research-informed education, underpinned by our values, ensures you will have the opportunity to develop leadership skills and confidence to be specialists in your chosen fields and professions. Global companies actively seek out our graduates as they are work ready. This is why more than 95% of our students are in graduate-level jobs or further study six months after completing their programme. When you join Heriot-Watt you become part of a global family. We have over 116,000 alumni worldwide. The Watt Club was founded in 1854 and is the oldest graduate club in the UK. Lifetime membership is automatic upon graduation from Heriot-Watt, and is free to all graduates of the University.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus


Masters (MSc) level entry applicants must have one of the following: Minimum of 2:2 honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in a related subject area For postgraduate conversion courses, non-related degrees will be considered Corporate (or chartered) membership of relevant professional institutions will also be considered

Career opportunities

Below are just a few examples of the wide breadth of employment or PhD positions our recent graduates have secured: Cara Duncan (2015) has secured a position as Green Fisheries Strategist with the Orkney Fisheries Association. Grant Rogers (2015) was technical consultant with Tobii Pro, Sweden and now works in the data centre with Balearic Islands Coastal Observing and Forecasting System (SOCIB) Rachel Ni Dubhghaill (2015) has secured the position of Marine Officer with the Madagascar Research and Conservation Institute Blazka Smiljanic (2013 has secured a position as shellfish cultivation research associate at NFC Marine Centre (UNI), Shetland Shannon Cameron (2014) has secured a position as Project Scientist with Coral Cay Conservation in the Philippines. Afiq Mohd Fahmi (2014) has secured a PhD at Heriot-Watt University Donal McGee (2013) has secured a PhD at Sligo University

Campus location

Edinburgh , United Kingdom

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