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Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) , | ,
The Master of Science program from James Cook University is a leader in experiential learning. JCU students learn through practical experiences in diverse environments and work in award-winning teaching facilities. To broaden their perspectives, students can choose to study subjects in Singapore, the Galapagos, Thailand or Vietnam.

About

On successful completion of the Master of Science program from James Cook University, graduates will be able to:

  • Integrate and apply an advanced body of theoretical and technical knowledge, including an understanding of recent developments, in one or more science disciplines.
  • Retrieve, analyse, synthesise and evaluate complex information, concepts and theories from a range of sources.
  • Plan and conduct reliable, evidence-based laboratory and/or field experiments/practices by selecting and applying methods, techniques and tools, as appropriate to one or more science disciplines.
  • Organise, analyse and   interpret complex scientific data using advanced mathematical,   statistical and technological skills.
  • Communicate theoretical propositions, methodologies, scientific data, arguments and conclusions clearly and coherently to specialist and non-specialist audiences through advanced written and oral English language skills and a variety of media.
  • Identify, analyse and generate solutions   to unpredictable or complex problems, especially related to tropical, rural, remote or Indigenous contexts, by applying scientific knowledge and skills with initiative and expert judgement.
  • Critically review regulatory requirements, ethical principles and, where   appropriate, cultural frameworks, to work effectively, responsibly and safely in diverse contexts.
  • Reflect on current skills, knowledge and attitudes to manage their professional learning needs and performance, autonomously and in collaboration with others.
  • Apply knowledge of research principles, methods, techniques and tools to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.

Career opportunities

Gain significant employability skills to work as a science professional in Australia and internationally. JCU graduates work across the public or private sector for business, government, educational, research and not for profit agencies.

Develop your career as a:

  • Biologist
  • Conservation agent
  • Educator
  • Environmental manager
  • Field or laboratory technician
  • Geologist
  • Research scientist
  • Resource consultant
  • Science communicator

JCU students increase their employability by either diversifying their portfolio of subjects or deepening their areas of specialisations.

Accreditation

 James Cook University (JCU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Aquaculture Science and Technology
  • Environmental Earth Science
  • Environmental Management 
  • Fisheries Science and Management
  • Geology
  • Marine Biology
  • Tropical Biology and Conservation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    74

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    169

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

CRICOS code: 074894M

  • Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in Science with a minimum GPA of 5 (65%) or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37600 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Townsville

  • 1500 - 2800 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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