Our research-led courses reflect our active involvement in research in the main areas for employment opportunities in the field of marine science.
Study in centres of expertise
The Centre for Marine Biodiversity & Biotechnology based in Edinburgh is renowned for its interdisciplinary expertise in Marine Science, Environment impact and Ecotoxicology.
The Lyell Centre in Edinburgh, a purpose-built joint venture between Heriot-Watt University and the British Geological Survey combines interdisciplinary expertise in land and marine conservation, including the deepsea, geology and geoscience.
The International Centre for Island Technology (ICIT), based at our Orkney Campus, is internationally recognised for its research, training and consultancy in renewable energy, marine science and environmental resources and delivers our Orkney Campus programmes.
Graduate employment opportunities
Many of our courses are underpinned by extensive practical field work. This approach provides our graduates with excellent employment prospects, leading to opportunities in industry, consultancy and relevant research.
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