18 months
31960 USD/year
6311 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Marine Studies from University of Auckland is an advanced programme that will particularly appeal to international students who have completed an undergraduate degree in marine-related subjects. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


Learn about cross-disciplinary approaches to marine science, and develop your practical skills in research design, environmental management and field techniques.


Graduates of the Master of Marine Studies from University of Auckland can look forward to employment opportunities in a wide variety of careers based in government agencies, research institutes and industry.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Aquaculture technician 
  • Conservation ranger
  • Environmental consultant
  • Fishery analyst
  • Marine biologist
  • Marine technician
  • Researcher

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Current Issues in Marine Science 
  • Field Techniques in Marine Science
  • Marine Ecology 
  • Ecological Physiology
  • Advanced Biological Data Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have completed an undergraduate degree in science with a GPE of 5.0. Your study must have been in marine-related subjects and at a recognised university (or similar institution). 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31960 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    6311 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6311 USD per year during 18 months.
  • Domestic: NZ$8,797.20 – $9,565.20
  • International: NZ$44,526

Living costs for Auckland

1400 - 2200 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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