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PhD Marine Ecology

Type
PhD (ISCED 2011 level 8)
Language

English

Cost $8141.00/year plus Books, Supplies and Residence for Canadian Citizens

The Biology Department at Dalhousie University offers MSc and PhD degree programs in a broad range of specialties. Students in the department enjoy a lively intellectual and social atmosphere created by an international mix of students who have diverse interests. Programs of study and research are flexibly designed to suit the individual needs of students. Scholarship and other forms of financial support for students are available.

RESEARCH STRENGTHS

  • Marine ecology
  • Fisheries population biology
  • Regulatory genetics
  • Gene probing in population ecology
  • Cell and developmental biology
  • Physiology of marine organisms
  • Life history theory
  • Behavioural ecology

AREAS OF INVESTIGATION

  • Regulatory genetics
  • Gene probing in population ecology
  • Cell and developmental biology
  • Physiology of marine organisms
  • Marine ecology
  • Life history theory
  • Behavioural ecology
  • Applied ecology

POTENTIAL CAREERS

  • University professor/instructor
  • Government scientist (e.g. Department of Fisheries and Oceans; Environment Canada; Parks Canada)
  • Industry scientist (e.g. biotechnology, aquaculture, pharmaceuticals)
  • Museum curator
  • Conservation (e.g. World Wildlife Fund Canada; Bird Studies Canada)
  • Consultant (independent or working for consultancy company)

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Candidates must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Doctor of Philosophy degree

  • First-class thesis Master’s degree or its equivalent
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B average) in the last 60 credit hours of study
  • Degree granted by university of recognized standing
  • Most candidates for admission to a doctoral program possess a Master's Degree. Direct entry to some programs is possible for those with exceptional academic standing
Structural components
Thesis/Dissertation
Industry partners
Summer schools
International component
Research Project

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