The Amakusa Biological Laboratory offers field courses in marine biology and ecology to people at different levels of knowledge and experience. Several undergraduate and postgraduate courses lasting 6-9 days are organised each year. In each course up to 30 students are accommodated (the capacity of our Students Laboratory and Dormitory, see Facilities). Summer field courses are particularly popular and many students come to the Lab with a little bit of holiday anticipation. However, they soon find out that a fully-academic, intensive field course is on offer. Course contents vary each year, as we keep developing new course materials. Closely guided by members of the Lab, students are required to make ecological and behavioural observations and experiments, analyse data, write reports and make presentations (all in English) at the end of the course. Accordingly, time schedules in these courses are very tight and the majority of students are seen to work until early hours in the morning (or even all through night, though we do not encourage that) towards the end of a course.
*Info and Application Forms for students based in Japan; International and SCESAP students should go to the SCESAP site for course information.