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Marine Biology

Victoria University of Wellington

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
23168 USD/year
6373 USD/year
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Get a degree that's recognised worldwide and contribute to knowledge in your field. A Master of Science in Marine Biology (MSc) from Victoria University of Wellington will develop your technical, laboratory and academic writing skills to prepare you for a career in science.

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Overview

The MSc will take you between two and two and half years of full-time study or up to four years part time. In the first year of your MSc you'll take several courses related to your specialist subject area.  During your studies you might also author publications for peer-reviewed journals.

To do an Marine Biology (MSc) from Victoria University of Wellington  you'll need a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate field, with an average grade of B+ or higher in your subject area. You may also be able to qualify for entry if you have appropriate work or other experience.

Study for a PhD

If you do well in your Master's degree, and show an aptitude for advanced research, you'll be able to apply to do a PhD.

You’ll work under supervision to produce original research that makes a significant contribution to knowledge. Full-time candidates usually complete the degree within three to four years. You’ll carry out original and sustained research under supervision from world-class academics in the Wellington Faculty of Science.

As a PhD candidate you’ll also be supported by the Wellington Faculty of Graduate Research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Marine Biology
  • Marine Conservation
  • Marine Biodiversity and Ecology
  • Tropical Marine Conservation
  • Advanced Methods in Marine Science
  • Field Marine Ecology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

240 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Bachelor's degree or equivalent in relevant subject.

You may also be required to demonstrate your proficiency in English

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23168 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23168 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    6373 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6373 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

Estimated international : NZ$36,100 for the full programme

Estimated domestic  : NZ$9,931  for the full programme

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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