M.Sc. On Campus

Marine Sciences

University Sains Malaysia

12 months
2500 USD/year
1586 USD/year
Tuition fee
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This Marine Sciences Programme from University Sains Malaysia includes research on various fields.


The fields offered at the Marine Sciences Programme from University Sains Malaysia are as followed:

Research Thrust Areas:

  • Research on various aspects of the dynamics operating in this complex ecosystem such as biological productivity, estuarine hydrodynamics and nutrient fluxes.
  • Research on the behaviour of environmental pollutants in the estuarine and coastal waters, and their effects on physiological status of marine organisms
  • Research on marine aquaculture of fish, seaweed, mollusk and crustacean for sustainability.
  • Research in monitoring, understanding and restoring coral reefs from the microbiology and genetics aspects and also reef processes and the effects of natural and man-made influences on the health and conservation of coral reefs.
  • Research in the management of the coast using an integrated approach, regarding all aspects of the coastal zone, including geographical and political boundaries, in an attempt to achieve sustainability.
  • Research in marine biodiversity, impacts and adaptation to climate change, water quality and ecosystem health.
  • Biodiversity Conservation: Research in the theory and practice of ecological networks to conserve biodiversity; sustainable utilization and conservation of flora and fauna; biodiversity change and sustainable development

Programme Structure

Research areas include:

  • Study on Mangrove Ecosystems
  • Marine Pollution and Toxicology
  • Mariculture
  • Coral Reef Ecosystem
  • Integrated Coastal Zone Management
  • Marine Sciences

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of 2.75/4.00 for BSc in Biology or equivalent; or
  • CGPA below 2.75/4.00 for BSc in Biology or equivalent with additional requirements

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    2500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1250 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    1586 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 793 USD per semester during 12 months.

Full time local: Tuition Fee (Semester) : 3,350.00 MYR

Part time

Local: Tuition Fee (Semester) : 2,775.00 MYR

International: Tuition Fee (Semester) : 1,113.00 USD

Living costs for George Town

1755 - 2203 MYR /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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