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Master of Marine Science and Management

Keen to delve deeply into 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 north east 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, policy makers across private and public sectors, and make the world their oyster!

Domestic

General

  • Course code: 1207305
  • Course abbreviation: MMarSc&Mgt
  • Credit points: 192
  • Equivalent units: 16

Duration & Fees

  • Duration: 2 years full-time
    4 years part-time
  • Fees: Fee paying

ATAR

  • Indicative ATAR: 0

OP

  • Indicative OP: 0

International

General

  • Course code: 1207305
  • Course abbreviation: MMarSc&Mgt
  • Credit points: 192
  • Equivalent units: 16

Duration & Fees

  • Duration: 2 years full-time
  • Fees:
    • National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour - $30,800 ($3,850 per unit)

CRICOS Code

National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour 083426J

Admission Requirements

CategoryScore
Overall6.0
Reading5.5
Writing5.5
Listening5.5
Speaking5.5

Course Overview

Career Opportunities

The degree is designed so that students can integrate studies with their existing employment. Graduates of this course will have opportunities to work as scientists, science communicators and policy makers across private and public sectors. 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. 

Students who have completed a relevant Bachelor degree may receive four units of advanced standing towards the Masters degree.

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.

Intakes list:

Domestic intakes
2019 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST
LISMORE
COFFS HARBOUR yes yes
ONLINE
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad
Domestic intakes
2018 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST
LISMORE
COFFS HARBOUR yes yes
ONLINE
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad
International intakes
2018 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST
LISMORE
COFFS HARBOUR yes yes
ONLINE
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad
International intakes
2019 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST
LISMORE
COFFS HARBOUR yes yes
ONLINE
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad

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