Master in Marine Sciences

University of Tripoli - Department of Zoology


This program provides advanced knowledge about the environment and marine biodiversity and how to exploit it in the research fields.


·        Definition of marine biodiversity in marine ecosystems.·        Order to know the threats and risks to which marine ecosystems are exposed.·        Sustainable development in the field of marine sciences.

·        Capacity building in the field of marine sciences.


Students when obtained their master degree in marine science can:·         Identify the species of marine science. ·         Identify the threats and risks that impact on the marine ecosystems.

Certificate Rewarded

Master's degree in Marine Sciences (MSc)

Entry Reuirements

Obtaining a bachelor's degree in zoology or related fields.

Passing a differentiation exam for applicants in case the number of applicants is greater than the capacity of the division.

Study Plan

The Master in Marine Sciences prepares students to qualify for Master in Marine Sciences. The student studies several subjects which have been carefully chosen in this major to cover its different aspects.

It comprises 6 Semesters of study, in which the student will study a total of 30 units, which include 6 units of general subjects, and 9 major units, 11 of elective units. In addition to a final project in the student's major.

Study plan for this program is shown below:

1st Semester

Code Title Credits Course Type Prerequisite
ZO630 Advanced ecology 02 Elective +

1 Introducing the surrounding environment and the population groups it contains, and identifying the environmental impacts resulting from the increase in population2 Defining the most important environmental problems resulting from different types of pollution3 Renewable energy sources and the possibility of relying on them instead of fossil energy4 Preserving biodiversity, protecting endangered species, and contributing to sustainable development

ZO631 Marine Ecology 03 Compulsory +

· Identify important ecosystems· Knowledge of human activates that destroy ecosystems and how to deal with them at the local and regional levels · Sustainable development in the field of marine sciences

2nd Semester

Code Title Credits Course Type Prerequisite
ZO625 Field ecology 03 Compulsory +

The general objective of this course is to instruct students in the field-Train them the methods and techniquesthat used in the ecological studies. - - Train the students how to collect the different samples in appropriate way.

ZO653 Population Ecology 03 General +

Principles of Population Ecology, Population Dynamics, Population Regulation, Factors That Affect Future Population Growth. Patterns of dispersion. The global human population, human population growth. demographic processes. age structure, age distribution of the world’s population,fertility rate, infant mortality and life expectancy. population growth models..

ZO656 Fish biology 03 Compulsory +

• Identify the important aggregates from the environmental and economic point of view• Knowledge of important biological information through which hunting laws and regulations are developed• Knowledge of endangered species, especially in the Libyan coast, and how to deal with them at the local and regional levels

4th Semester

Code Title Credits Course Type Prerequisite
ZO635 Aquaculture and Fisheries Biotechnology 03 Compulsory +

Learn the concepts of aquaculture and fisheries• Raise awareness of the importance of using biological techniques for aquaculture and fisheries • Paying attention to the means of biotechnology in the cultivation of the main groups of species

ZO640 Departmental Seminar 01 General +

General objective of the courseLearn the skills of preparing a successful panel discussion.Learn methods of presentation and delivery of information to attendees successfully. `- Learning methods of collecting information from sources and re-displaying it according to appropriate presentation methods.

ZO672 Scientific Writing 02 General +

General objective of the course• Know the basics and skills of scientific writing.• Choose a research topic.• Knowledge of research in sources.• The ability to write a research proposal.• Knowledge of publishing steps in scientific journals

Elective Subjects

Code Title Credits Course Type Prerequisite
ZO646 Wetland ecology 02 Elective +

The general objective of this course is to instruct students in the basic terminology that used in Wetland ecology.- Learning how to classify the wetlands- Studying the conservation processes of wetlands and their components.

ZO657 Molecular Ecology 03 Elective +