Master of Science

Gain hands-on experience with access to JCU’s world-renowned research facilities like the Orpheus Island Research Station and the Daintree Rainforest Observatory. Gain strong career planning insights and build critical enterprise skills through the Professional Employability Program.

Five stars

for learner engagement* *Good Universities Guide 2021, PG Science

Skilled for impact

Gain strong research and technology skills

Access the best

State-of-the-art facilities


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



+estimated annual tuition fee

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible


1.5 years full-time

Entry Requirements

AQF Level 7 bachelor degree in science with minimum GPA of 5.0; or equivalent



Course detail

Real stories

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    Sheila Villora

    Master of Science, majoring in Fisheries Science and Management

    JCU is one of the world’s leading universities in Marine Science and offers study on Fisheries Management in the Tropics. This was the main reason I travelled from Germany to study here in Townsville. I had the opportunity to work on projects which will help to conserve the marine environment on an international scale.

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    International Student - Thailand

    Nut Munpholsri

    Master of Science, majoring in Tropical Biology and Conservation

    I was looking for opportunities to study and conduct research in a thriving environment. JCU location provides a great opportunity for my field. My aim is to acquire research skills, build up international networks, and return to Thailand to join a research team.

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    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.