Faculty of Science
Marine Biology
Offered As: Minor
URL: https://webapp.science.hku.hk/sr4/servlet/enquiry?Type=Minor&Code=MinorInMarineBiology&AdmissionYear=2023
*Open to students of other Faculties:
Credits: 36
What is it about? The field of marine biology has become increasingly popular as interest in and awareness of our marine environment grows. Hong Kong already has strong cultural and historical links with the sea as well as a strong economic and societal interest in natural marine resources. This Minor aims to introduce students to the field of marine biology from species, habitat and ecosystem levels, ranging from the deep ocean to intertidal environments, and from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Material will be global and include organisms and their physical, behavioral and physiological adaptations to the marine environment, as well as techniques for marine study. Major marine issues will be covered including benefits derived from the marine environment and possible implications of climate change for marine systems. Particularly relevant examples from Hong Kong and the Southeast Asia region will be highlighted.
Offering Faculty/ Department/ School/Institute School of Biological Sciences


Pre-requisite requirements and/or other conditions for declaring the major/minor Please refer to the course prerequisites of the required courses.

For details, please check with the School of Biological Sciences.
Career opportunities This minor will provide students from diverse backgrounds (e.g. business, engineering and social science) an excellent opportunity to enter into a career or research in marine environment-related fields such as coastal ecosystem management, fisheries, marine environmental protection, marine resource management, etc.

For details, please check with Faculty or CEDARS (Careers & Placement).
Further information https://webapp.science.hku.hk/sr4/servlet/enquiry?Type=Minor&Code=MinorInMarineBiology&AdmissionYear=2023
Contact E: biosch@hku.hk
T: 2299 0800
* Note: Students pursuing curricula with major / minor programme(s) must complete at least one major programme from their home Faculties upon graduation. Disclaimer: The information mainly applies to students admitted in 2023-24 and thereafter. For students from different cohorts, the information is only for reference. Please check with Faculty/offering department for details. The pre-requisite requirements / conditions are subject to changes by Faculties from time to time, and students are advised to check with their Faculty Office in case of doubt.