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Centre for

Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology

From the shoreline to the deep ocean, tackling issues from pure ecology
and physiology to aquaculture, marine spatial planning and conservation.

Postgraduate opportunities

MSc. programme

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Marine Biology and Ecology at Heriot-Watt University offers strong research-led teaching programmes at postgraduate level. The multi-disciplinary research interests of our students and staff include marine biodiversity, biotechnology, ecotoxicology, immunology, ecophysiology, marine pollution impact and control, fisheries and marine resources development and protection, as well as climate change and bioprospecting.

Our highly successful marine & environment MSc programme cluster, currently celebrating its 25th anniversary, reflects the active involvement of teaching staff in research and consultancy in the main employment areas for marine biology graduates. All of our programmes are modular and interdisciplinary in nature, allowing flexibility and the opportunity for students to tailor the content to their existing experience. For more information, see the Marine MSc. webpages.

PhD opportunities

Researchers in the CMBB are always interested to hear from motivated and suitable students and researchers that want to develop and further their careers. If you are a particularly interested in a specific research area, you can contact any of the researchers directly at any time.

If available, current PhD opportunities can be found on the vacancies page.