12 months
43669 USD/year
10592 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


With the increasing pressures on the marine environment, both in the South Pacific region and worldwide, experts in the conservation and management of marine organisms and ecosystems are in demand. The Marine Conservation programme is offered at the Victoria University of Wellington  .


Key facts

As a world-leader in marine conservation, New Zealand is a great place to develop your expertise in the field. Its unique and lengthy coastline is home to numerous marine organisms—from the tiny phytoplankton to the endangered New Zealand sea lion.

Study with our School of Biological Sciences, the Marine Conservation programme at at the Victoria University of Wellington . Examine marine conservation issues and practice using examples from New Zealand, Australia, South Pacific and wider Indo-Pacific region, which can be applied worldwide.


Postgraduate study at Victoria University of Wellington will help you build valuable relationships and networks with peers, university staff and future colleagues. You'll have opportunities to attend events, workshops, social functions and seminars.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Marine Biodiversity and Ecology
  • Tropical Marine Conservation Practice
  • Principles of Marine Conservation
  • Marine Ecology
  • Marine Biodiversity and Ecology

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Relevant Bachelor's degree or professional experience. You may also be required to demonstrate your proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    43669 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 43669 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    10592 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10592 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • Estimated international : NZ$60,371 for the full programme
  • Estimated domestic  : NZ$14,643 for the full programme

Living costs for Wellington

1000 - 2300 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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