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This is a perfect way of experiencing the restricted Galapagos islands from a research perspective, you also have time to explore the islands.

What this opportunity offers you

• Chance to see iconic species key to the completion of the theory of evolution
• Experience one of the most pristine marine environments on the planet
• Interact with tropical species
• Gain experience in in-water sampling
• Have the chance to planning your own research
• You have unprecedented access to explore rare sites not open to public
• You can network and organise collaborations with BIOS staff
• The ability to experience new tropical environment
• You can carry out interesting research
• Be responsible for your own hypotheses and ideas.
• Become familiar with new equipment and new methods for sampling

The skills you will gain that will impress employers:
  • Communication skills
  • Creativity skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Information literacy skills
  • Intellectual and subject knowledge skills
  • IT and digital literacies
  • Language skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Networking skills
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Research skills
  • Self-management and personal effectiveness skills
  • Social responsibility and global awareness skills

Find out more about what these skills mean.

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The Galapagos field trip was a fantastic opportunity to look at marine life up close and personal, mixed in, of course with the idyllic location, scenery and incredible animal life that only the Galapagos can quite provide. Staying in the Charles Darwin research station added to the experience by making you feel a part of research has been going on for centuries.

Jess Taylor MSci Marine Biology student 4th year
Available to:
All MSci Marine Biology students
MSci Marine Biology year 1-3 above 60%