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Master of Marine Biology (coursework or coursework and dissertation)

The University of Western Australia

18 months
86320 AUD/year
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This Marine Biology (coursework or coursework and dissertation) course from The University of Western Australia is designed to prepare you for a meaningful marine biology career in industry or as a researcher. 

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UWA is uniquely placed with access to some of the most biodiverse marine ecosystems in the world, with Western Australia's magnificent coastline hosting a range of oceanic and coastal environments; from the 'Great Southern Reef' in the southwest to Ningaloo Reef and the Kimberley in the northwest, plus hundreds of offshore islands. This diversity provides an excellent living laboratory for studying the complex interactions between marine organisms and their surrounding environments.

This is achieved through a focus on both the quantitative elements of marine biology and processes in marine environments, as well as the application and translation of marine science into industry practice and management.

By taking the Marine Biology (coursework or coursework and dissertation) course from The University of Western Australia , you will have access to world-leading facilities at the Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre (IOMRC) and will be learning from internationally recognised experts to help give you the best opportunities to kick start your career. This opens pathways into further research training or for employment in a wide range of career opportunities related to managing marine and coastal environments. This is especially relevant to challenges presented by climatic and environmental change that impact these important coastal ecosystems.

Career Pathways

Specific job titles could include:

  • Marine Biologist (researcher)
  • Marine Consultant
  • Marine Natural Resource Manager
  • Marine Conservation Specialist
  • Marine Science Communicator
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Fisheries Scientist

You might pursue a career in the following industries:

  • Marine environmental consulting
  • Government agencies
  • Resource industry
  • Marine renewables
  • Aquaculture
  • NGOs
  • Academia

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Marine Field Studies 
  • Marine Ecosystems 
  • Integrated Topics in Genetics 
  • Data Use in Science 
  • Marine Conservation and Fisheries Management 
  • Marine Ecology 
  • Environmental Genomics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements


To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

  • a Bachelor of Science, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
  • the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent; and
  • successfully completed prior tertiary study in —marine science or marine biology; or in a related cognate discipline as recognised by UWA.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    86320 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 86320 AUD per year during 18 months.

Commonwealth supported students $8,825.24

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 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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