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Master of Marine Biology

Gain an outstanding discipline knowledge of marine biology and advance your skills in the areas most sought after by marine sector employers. Gain unrivalled hands-on experience in unique locations like the JCU Orpheus Island Research Station on the Great Barrier Reef. Work with emerging technologies for marine ecosystem monitoring, learn how to incorporate vital data analysis methods into your work and research, and collaborate with world-leading researchers in Coral Reef Science and Management.

Townsville: a powerhouse for Marine Biology*

#2 city in the world for research related to UN’s SDG 14, “Life below water” *Nature Index 2021

#1

JCU is number one in the world for Marine and Freshwater Biology* *Centre for World University Rankings 2017

Unique location

Unrivalled field-based studies on the Great Barrier Reef

Location

Commencing

  • Townsville: February, July

July intake only in 2022

Fees

$8,020.00+

$30,160.00^

+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee for a full-time study load

^estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load


Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible

Duration

2 years full-time

or part-time equivalent

Entry Requirements

AQF level 7 bachelor degree in science with a minimum GPA of 5.0, or equivalent

Course Code

119504

Course detail

Real stories

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    Student

    Isabelle Ng

    Master of Science (Professional)

    The most rewarding aspect of studying my masters at JCU has been the level of exposure and experience I've had to coral reef science. I have gained invaluable insight from professors and researchers of various disciplines and specialities into which avenues I would like to pursue in my future as a scientist.

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    Student

    Raaghul Anand

    Master of Science (Professional)

    I fell in love with the ocean and corals and wanted to dive deeper into this world which led me to study my Masters. The community of students and staff along with the support of the international student support team has made my life here at JCU an amazing experience.

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    Lecturer

    Associate Professor Mia Hoogenboom

    Marine Biology discipline, College of Science and Engineering

    The Master of Marine Biology will provide graduates with the skills most sought after by marine sector employers. Students develop specialist knowledge in different fields of marine science, and gain hands-on experience of professional practice with either a focus on knowledge discovery or work integrated learning.

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    Employer

    Dr Kate Quigley

    Research Scientist - Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)

    JCU prepares students for a career in world-leading research through exposure to a “hands-on” learning experience in the field and in the lab, and mentorship by key researchers in marine biology. JCU students are highly capable and motivated to join research and industry partners to deliver cutting-edge science.