24 months
39120 AUD/year
9527 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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In the Science (Professional) at James Cook University, you will complete advanced coursework subjects and then undertake your own independent research project or choose to apply your skills in an industry-based project.

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Enhance your employability and advance your career in Australia and globally through the Masters Employability Program. Complete a structured co-curricular employability skills and development program, which runs for the duration of the degree. This includes a tailored plan to support individual employment objectives, beginning from semester one through to graduation.

Graduates from the Science (Professional) at James Cook University are well equipped to evaluate global environmental challenges and driven to design innovate, sustainable and holistic solutions.

Choose one of seven majors, and take specialised elective subjects from the same discipline or broaden your skills with subjects from a complementary discipline. You will also have the opportunity to study subjects in Singapore, the Galapagos Islands, Thailand or Vietnam.

Career Opportunities

Advance your career with a JCU professional post-graduate course. JCU Master of Science graduates are highly regarded and find employment in a range of organisations around the world.

You could pursue a career in the public or private sector for business, government, educational, research and not for profit agencies.

JCU Master of Science graduates work in roles such as biologist, conservation agent, educator, environmental manager, field or laboratory technician, geologist, research scientist, or resource consultant. This course is also a pathway towards a JCU PhD.

Programme Structure

Options available:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 095865J

Completion of a recognised, appropriate undergraduate degree, or equivalent prior learning including appropriate professional experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39120 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39120 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    9527 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9527 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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