Marine Science and Management

Southern Cross University

24 months
4000 AUD/module
3600 AUD/module
Tuition fee
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The Master of Marine Science and Management offered by the Southern Cross University  is delivered from the University’s National Marine Science Centre teaching and research facility in Coffs Harbour, equipped with purpose-built laboratories and field equipment and located on the shores of the Solitary Islands Marine Park.


The curriculum is strongly influenced by the needs of industry and potential employers. It has both a theoretical and a practical focus, with field studies in a range of coastal and marine environments and a focus on sustainability and management.

You will work with other inspired scientists and students on and under the water and in the classroom to develop your specialist expertise, investigating marine management and ecology, conservation and biodiversity, approaches to sustainability and mitigation of pollution among other fascinating topics.

The Master of Marine Science and Management offered by the Southern Cross University focuses on the sustainability and management of a range of marine ecosystems. Specialist marine units include ocean change biology, pollution of the marine environment, sustainable use of the marine environment and marine research projects that can be tailored to meet the needs or interests of the individual candidate. 


The degree is designed so that students can integrate studies with their existing employment. Graduates of this course will have opportunities to work as scientists, science communicators and policy makers across private and public sectors. The degree is ideal for those seeking to develop careers in fields such as:

  • Marine research
  • Marine management and ecology
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Marine park management
  • Human impacts mitigation
  • Marine-based tourism
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Carbon accounting
  • Governmental policy development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Frontiers in Marine Science I - Biological Systems and Management
  • Frontiers in Marine Science II - Physical and Chemical Oceanography
  • Advanced Marine Ecology
  • Environment and Development.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




192 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 083426J

  • Qualification equivalent to an Australian Bachelor degree [suggest linking to policy], plus specific requirements as indicated in the course structure tab. Students are required to have a degree considered by the University to be equivalent to an Australian Bachelor degree. Students without a degree but with substantial relevant work experience may be admitted to a Graduate Diploma or Masters.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4000 AUD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4000 AUD per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    3600 AUD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3600 AUD per module and a duration of 24 months.

Tuition fee is considered on a "per unit" basis.


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