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Master of Science (Professional)

Learn from research and industry experts and diversify your knowledge studying the unique environments of North Queensland, including coral reefs, seagrass beds, mangroves, dry savannahs and tropical rainforests.

#1

in Queensland for median graduate salary, $92,000* *Good Universities Guide 2022, PG Science

#1

in the world for Marine Biology* *Centre for World University Rankings 2017

Ignite your career

74% of graduates found full-time employment within 4 months of completion* *Good Universities Guide 2022, PG Science

Commencing

  • Townsville: February, July
  • Cairns: February, July

Fees

$7,655.00+

$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 minimum GPA of 5; or equivalent

Course Code

115804

Course detail

Real stories

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    Student

    Jana Birkby

    Master Of Science (Professional)

    Studying a Master’s of Science (Professional) at JCU, I feel like I am walking away with much more than a piece of paper, but with genuine hands-on experience and skills to tackle both industry and further academic studies. Diving and living on an island in the Great Barrier Reef for a field trip was pretty amazing.

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    International Student - India

    Taruna Venkatachalam

    Master of Science (Professional)

    I chose the Professional program so I could take advantage of the 12-credit research/placement option. Having always wanted to study wildlife sciences, I really wanted to get into research, to help myself and the world understand some of the problems facing our wildlife.

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    International Student – USA

    Aliya Siddiqi

    Master of Science (Professional), majoring in Marine Biology

    The highlight of my experience has definitely been the Fish and Fisheries Lab run under Dr Andrew Chin. We meet weekly and are exposed to projects and research in the fisheries field. He does an amazing job of highlighting the skills that are necessary to be successful, and challenging us to become better scientists.

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    Lecturer

    Dr Naomi Gardiner

    Senior Lecturer, Marine & Aquaculture Sciences

    The best part of working at JCU is being part of an incredibly vibrant, active and diverse team of students and staff. Together our JCU Science team regularly makes breakthrough discoveries that change paradigms and practices globally. It is great to be able to contribute to work that really does make a difference.