Master's in Marine Biology

2021/2022 · 90 credits

What you learn

A detailed program for the master is available at: masterbioloxiamariñ

Professional and academic career

Professional and academic career

Some employment opportunities for the graduates of the master are: (1) research, (2) environmental management, (3) conservation, (4) work in non-biological fields (e.g. management, administration, and tourism), (5) assessment and management of marine resources, (6) coastal authorities, (7) government and university research laboratories, (8) entertainment and leisure industry, (9) pharmaceutical industry.

Planning for teaching

Study structure

The masters are organized by modules. Click on a module for more information.

  Guide Type QTR. credits
The Marine Environment: Physical Oceanography Compulsory 1st 3 ECTS
Marine Botany Compulsory 1st 3 ECTS
Marine Zoology Compulsory 1st 3 ECTS
Marine Microbiology Compulsory 1st 3 ECTS
Marine Ecology Compulsory 1st 3 ECTS
Physiology of Marine Organisms Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Molecular Basis of Adaptation to the Marine Environment Compulsory 1st 3 ECTS
Study Techniques of Marine Organisms Compulsory 1st 3 ECTS
Experimental Design and Information Resources Compulsory 1st 3 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Spatial Statistics and Modelling Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
Invasive Species and Fouling Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
Developmental Biology in Marine Organisms Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
Mechanisms of Toxicity and detoxification of xenobiotics Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
Marine Genomics Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Work Placement Compulsory 1st 18 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Master's Dissertation Compulsory 2nd 12 ECTS

 BOE with syllabus (PDF)


The study is taught by the following teachers:

The masters are organized by modules. Click on a module for more information.

Student mobility

UDC holds student mobility agreements with universities and other third-level institutions across four continents. Students are offered several opportunities each year to apply to study abroad in one of these centres (for a single term or for a whole year), with the guarantee that all credits obtained will be duly recognised in their academic record upon their return.

For each round of applications, the University publishes the list of exchange options available to students and, where relevant, the specific conditions associated with each. Students may also apply to the University for funding for international work experience placements and internships.

Work experience placements are accredited in the student's academic record and the European diploma supplement. Students are free to decide in which host company or academic institution within the EHEA they wish to carry out their placement. To assist them in their search, the University has created an online noticeboard with jobs postings and other news.

Work-study placements in A Coruña are arranged by the International Relations Office (ORI) of the UDC in collaboration with the international relations coordinators in the student’s home university. The general entry criteria, rights and obligations of students, and admission and acceptance procedures for the programme, are regulated by the UDC Mobility Policy.