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    PhD supervision is normally available in the following areas:

    Molecular and environmental signalling
    Temperate and tropical environments; function, characterisation and exploitation of marine chemical signals; transduction of environmental signals; biofouling; biological rhythmicity; invasive species.

    Dynamics of fragile marine ecosystems
    Trophodynamics; ecosystem degradation; fishing and global warming impacts; coral reef and deep-sea ecosystems.

    Marine biotechnology
    Chemical defence in marine microbes; antifouling; quorum sensing; marine bioadhesives; marine genomics; marine biomass for energy and chemicals.

    Marine biogeochemistry
    Cycling and emissions of climatically important gases; dissolved organic matter; photochemistry; nutrient cycling; gas exchange and sea-surface microlayer studies.

    Coastal management
    Marine protected and no-trawl areas; interdisciplinary environmental science and conservation; fishermens knowledge; fisheries and coastal governance.

    PhD supervision is normally available in the following areas:

    Molecular and environmental signalling

    Temperate and tropical environments; function, characterisation and exploitation of marine chemical signals; transduction of environmental signals; biofouling; biological rhythmicity; invasive species.

    Dynamics of fragile marine ecosystems

    Trophodynamics; ecosystem degradation; fishing and global warming impacts; coral reef and deep-sea ecosystems.

    Marine biotechnology

    Chemical defence in marine microbes; antifouling; quorum sensing; marine bioadhesives; marine genomics; marine biomass for energy and chemicals (Professor G Burgess, Dr G Caldwell, Professor A Clare).

    Marine biogeochemistry

    Cycling and emissions of climatically important gases; dissolved organic matter; photochemistry; nutrient cycling; gas exchange and sea-surface microlayer studies (Professor R Upstill-Goddard, Dr G Uher).

    Coastal management

    Marine protected and no-trawl areas; interdisciplinary environmental science and conservation; fishermens knowledge; fisheries and coastal governance (Professor N Polunin, Dr S Stead).

    We warmly welcome research applications in the general areas of: community macroecology; food web and ecosystem dynamics; marine resource management and coastal governance; marine organisms as environmental signal transducers and effectors; reproduction of invertebrates; marine biofouling and bioadhesion; environmental genomics and proteomics; ocean/atmosphere exchanges of climatically active trace gases; estuarine/coastal biogeochemistry.

    A number of different routes to a research degree qualification are offered including full-time and part-time supervised research programmes. Part-time and off-campus study modes are also available.

    For more information about staff specialisms please see the School's website.

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    Our high research degree completion rates testify to the supportive environment and excellent supervisory systems we have in place for our research students and the quality of the training we provide in project-specific and transferable skills. Our Science, Agriculture and Engineering Graduate School provides training in professional/key skills and research techniques, supports personal development, hosts postgraduate events and has links with several specialist graduate training networks.


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    Requirements

    An upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent.

    Applications whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent.

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band: 6.5

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.

    The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

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