24 months
38180 AUD/year
30160 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Marine Biology from James Cook University helps students gain an outstanding discipline knowledge of marine biology and advance your skills in the areas most sought after by marine sector employers. 


At Marine Biology from James Cook University students gain unrivalled hands-on experience in unique locations like the JCU Orpheus Island Research Station on the Great Barrier Reef. Work with emerging technologies for marine ecosystem monitoring, learn how to incorporate vital data analysis methods into your work and research, and collaborate with world-leading researchers in Coral Reef Science and Management.


As a graduate of Australia’s only standalone Master of Marine Biology degree you will have outstanding discipline knowledge of marine biology, transferrable scientific, technical and quantitative skills, and qualities that enable you to contribute to improving marine ecosystems and tropical societies.

During your one-year research project or three-month professional internship you will have opportunities to work with national and international institutions, local environmental industries,  NGOs, and government departments for fisheries, science or environmental management. These opportunities frequently lead to employment or further research through PhD studies post-graduation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advances in Marine Biology
  • Evidence and Controversy in Marine Science
  • Professional Employability

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • AQF level 7 bachelor degree in science with a minimum GPA of 5.0, or equivalent
  • English language proficiency
  • CRICOS Code 107243C

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38180 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 38180 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    30160 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30160 AUD per year during 24 months.

Estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee for domestic students for a full-time study load $8,020.00

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.


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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