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Marine Science and Management, Master

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  • 24 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Coffs Harbour, Australia
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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

CRICOS- 083426J

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3850 AUD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3850 AUD per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    3400 AUD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3400 AUD per module and a duration of 24 months.
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