Keen to delve deeply into the study of ocean and marine sciences with global leaders in research, in state-of-the-art facilities and in some of the most beautiful and fascinating marine ecosystems in the world?

The Master of Marine Science is offered by Southern Cross University at the National Marine Science Centre situated on the northeast coast of New South Wales on the shores of the Solitary Islands Marine Park.

As a student of this degree, you will work with other inspired scientists and students hands-on in the field, on and under the water and in the classroom to examine marine management and ecology, conservation and biodiversity, approaches to sustainability and mitigation of pollution among other fascinating topics.

Graduates of this course will have opportunities to work as scientists, science communicators, policymakers across private and public sectors, and make the world their oyster!

Career Opportunities

The degree is designed so that students can integrate studies with their existing employment and focuses on quality science and best practice professional skill. The degree is ideal for those seeking to develop careers in fields such as:

  • Marine research
  • Marine management and ecology
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Marine park management
  • Human impacts mitigation
  • Marine-based tourism
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Carbon accounting
  • Governmental policy development

Major Areas of Study

The course focuses on the sustainability and management of a range of marine ecosystems. Specialist marine units include ocean change biology, pollution of the marine environment, sustainable use of the marine environment and marine research projects that can be tailored to meet the needs or interests of the individual candidate.

Assessment methods

Assessment varies for each unit and generally comprises a mix of assessment types, including laboratory and readings-based assignments, seminar presentations, field and practical investigation reports, and formal practical and written examinations.

Teaching methods

Students experience a variety of teaching approaches including live and pre-recorded lectures, tutorials, workshops, laboratory classes, field trips, and online activities such as online discussion forums and virtual classes.

The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit, although many require both on campus and online students to attend 3-6 day residential workshops taught at the National Marine Science Centre in Coffs Harbour.

Program taught in:
English

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Last updated July 18, 2018
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Mar. 4, 2019
July 2, 2019
Duration
2 - 4 
Part time
Full time
Price
30,800 AUD
$30,800 annual tuition fee, international students. Enquire about scholarship opportunities of up to $5000
Deadline
By locations
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Start Date
Mar. 4, 2019
End Date
Mar. 4, 2021
Application deadline
Start Date
July 2, 2019
End Date
July 2, 2021
Application deadline
May 21, 2019

Mar. 4, 2019

Location
Application deadline
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Mar. 4, 2021

July 2, 2019

Location
Application deadline
May 21, 2019
End Date
July 2, 2021