MSc Applied Marine Science - careers

From governments to environmental agencies to marine consultancies, our graduates leave ready to build successful careers all around the globe. 

With 25 years’ experience of teaching Applied Marine Science, our programme is well recognised within the marine sector and gives you the experience and skills that employers are looking for. Our graduates occupy senior positions in all aspects of the marine sector.

Ready for work

Our MSc Applied Marine Science programme prepares you for a wide range of careers. You’ll leave well equipped to advise on, organise and control the development of marine resources and activities in the UK, European Union and in developing countries, and to help industry and governments exploit and manage the world's seas.

Marine science roles include:

  • Marine consultant with governments, marine conservation organisations and private companies
  • Hydrographic surveyor
  • Marine researcher
  • Fisheries manager
  • Marine forecaster
  • Marine chemist
  • Marine biologist
  • Marine pollution specialist 
  • Marine reserve manager
  • Marine conservation manager
  • Coastal defence and flood manager
  • Oceanographer
  • Marine renewable energy specialist
  • Ocean engineer 
  • Geophysicist

Employers

Our graduates have gone on to enjoy rewarding careers in a wide range of organisations across the globe. Examples include:

  • UK and Canadian Environment Agencies
  • UK Meteorological Office
  • Marine Biological Association
  • British Antarctic Survey
  • Plymouth Marine Laboratories
  • Fugro-GEOS
  • Hyder
  • Metoc
  • Halcrows
  • HR Wallingford
  • Posford Duvivier
  • Astra Zenica
  • County Councils (as part of Coastal Management teams)
  • Hydrographic Office, and hydrographic surveyors
  • Seychelles Fishing Authority
  • National Marine Aquarium
  • Countryside Council for Wales 
  • Devon Wildlife Trust
  • Green Peace
  • Marine Conservation Society


“I really enjoyed the course! It exposed me to different aspects of science that I never would have thought to take notice of previously. I really appreciate the continued support you gave us and constant updates about PhD and job opportunities.
I got an internship with World Wildlife Fund, which is my dream company to work for; and I attribute that to having done this programme and learning about a wide range of topics; economics, policy, chemistry, ecology and physical oceanography. My answer to an interview question was about how thanks to my MSc I now understand how to interpret a range of science and environmental issues - and as WWF looks at a range of topics (economics and sustainability, chemistry and climate change, ecology and policy) I think that went down well! If not for this programme I don't think I would have got the internship, so I'm really appreciative of everything.” 
Naomi Clark - MSc Applied Marine Science graduate