• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Take your undergraduate degree in science further and work in leadership roles within public or private organisations. With the advanced knowledge gained throughout this master’s program in Science (Professional) at James Cook University, you will be equipped to address many of the world’s current environmental issues.


Get practical experience in world heritage listed reef and rainforest environments. You will learn from lecturers who are experts in their field and will challenge you to develop your problem solving skills.

Choose to specialise in one of seven majors in this Science (Professional) programme at James Cook University; Aquaculture Science and Technology, Environmental Earth Science, Environmental Management, Fisheries Science and Management, Geology, Marine Biology or Tropical Biology and Conservation.

Career Opportunities

Have the opportunity to work as a science professional nationally and internationally with this postgraduate science course.

Advance your career in the public or private sector with organisations concerned with the management and use of environmental resources.

You could work in non-government organisations specialising in international aid and development, or focus on addressing environmental planning and educational issues.

Alternatively, get a job working in environmental consulting firms or become a science communication expert.

Programme Structure

Options available:

  • 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

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      Part-time option is available for domestic students only

  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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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General Requirements

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

CRICOS code: 095865J

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37600 AUD per year and a duration of 24 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.


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