[MARMAM] Master's programme in Marine Mammal Science

Sonja Heinrich sh52 at st-andrews.ac.uk
Mon Jan 21 02:31:56 PST 2013


Master's programmes at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK  -

Marine Mammal Science & Ecosystem-based Management of Marine Systems



We are currently accepting applications for our Master's programmes at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, UK for 2013/14 entry. The Master's degrees require students to undertake two taught semesters (120 credits) followed by an independent research project of three months duration (60 credits, for the one year MRes), or 12 months duration (for the two year MPhil).



During the taught semesters students undertake intensive training in quantitative methods, research techniques and study current issues in a broad range of topics. Teaching is done by means of lectures, student-led seminars and tutorials. Practicals involve lab work, field excursions, modelling and computer-based data analysis.



The Master's in Marine Mammal Science (MRes MMS )is taught by members of the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU), the School of Biology and the Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling (CREEM) which are part of the Scottish Oceans Institute at the University of St Andrews. This unique programme is now being offered in its seventh year. The MRes MMS has been designed to prepare students fully for a professional career involved with conservation of and research into marine mammals. Optional modules reflect the research strengths of the SMRU covering biologging, bioacoustics and behaviour, as well as estimating animal abundance (taught by experts at CREEM). The option field course, Predator ecology in Polar Ecosystems, involves a vessel-based field expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula (requires additional payment of a substantial expedition fee). For detailed information on programme content, entry requirements and how to apply please refer to the MRes MMS website: http://bio.st-andrews.ac.uk/mms/.



The Master's in Ecosystem-based Management of Marine Systems (MRes EMMS) is jointly organised and delivered by the Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI) at St Andrews and the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) at the West coast of Scotland. Students study marine environments from the tropics to polar regions as integrated systems, exploring interconnections between the physical environment, biodiversity and the impacts of human activity and resource use. One of the optional modules, Tropical marine systems, involves a field trip to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia (requires additional payment of an expedition fee). For detailed information on programme content, entry requirements and how to apply please refer to the MRes EMMS website: http://biology.st-andrews.ac.uk/pageset.aspx?psr=458



Applications for the upcoming academic year (starting September 2013) must be received by Friday, 05 April 2013, and should be submitted online via the St Andrews Postgraduate Admission Portal:

(http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/admissions/pg/apply//Howtoapply/<http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/admissions/pg/apply/Howtoapply/>).



Please get in touch if you have further questions, via email: mresbiology at st-andrews.ac.uk<mailto:mresmammals at st-andrews.ac.uk>





Best wishes from St Andrews,

Sonja



Dr Sonja Heinrich

Course Director, MRes Marine Mammal Science



The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland: No SC013532



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