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Master of Biological Science: Marine Biology

Enhance your skills and knowledge in the area of marine biology by completing this specialisation within the Master of Biological Science.

Introduction

Marine biologists study the natural processes affecting organisms in marine and estuarine environments and the human effects on these processes. Marine Biology encompasses all organisms in the marine world, from microbes to animals, from invertebrates to whales, as well as plants such as seagrasses and seaweeds.

The Master of Biological Science, with a specialisation in Marine Biology, provides you with knowledge of marine organisms and marine environmental systems and will equip you for a wide range of jobs in marine environmental sciences.

Domestic students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place within this course.

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Course description, features and facilities

This course is for you if you are fascinated by all aspects of our marine and coastal environments.

Marine science includes marine biology and ecology, marine and coastal management, and oceanography. It combines knowledge of marine aquatic life with a solid understanding of the physical environment. Through experimental design and research, you will learn to appreciate the complex interactions that occur in marine ecosystems.

UWA is well equipped for teaching and research in marine science. We are supported by the world class research of the Oceans Institute, Centre for Marine Futures, and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS).

Master of Biological Science Course code: 72520

Master of Biological Science CRICOS code: 074948B

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Structure

Marine Biology is one of the specialisations offered in the Master of Biological Science. Information about the course structure can be found in the handbook.

Career opportunities

Graduates are employed in fisheries and marine conservation agencies at both state and federal levels (such as the Department of Environment and Conservation), consulting firms, resource industries, the fishing industry, agencies such as Greenpeace and Reef Check, and in research at CSIRO, the Ocean’s Institute and universities.

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Further study opportunities

Students with a Master of Biological Science can pursue further studies in research including the Master of Science by Thesis and Coursework in Marine Science.


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Check the Entrance requirements

This course is available to Australian and international students.

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  1. Admission Requirements
  2. English competency

Admission Requirements

A relevant bachelor's degree from this University, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty.

English competency

See the full list of English Language Requirements.
These pages are under review and are being updated.

How to apply

This course is available to Australian and international students.

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  1. Application Deadlines
  2. How to apply
  3. Fees
  4. Contact details - admission information

Application Deadlines

Semester 1: 23 January

Semester 2: 26 June

How to apply

Submit a completed application form

Fees

Annual fee: $8613.

For courses that are less than one year in duration, the annual fee listed is the total for the course. Unless otherwise indicated, for courses that are 18 months in duration, the annual fee is two-thirds of the total cost of the course.

As some units vary in cost, the actual student contribution will depend on the mix of units you choose. See the unit costs website for details of individual unit costs.

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  1. Application Deadlines
  2. How to apply
  3. Contact details - admission information

Application Deadlines

While there are no strict application deadlines for the submission of international postgraduate coursework applications, prospective students are strongly encouraged to apply with sufficient time to allow for the processing of their application and to secure a student visa.

Postgraduate coursework applications generally take four weeks from receipt of an application to offer.

How to apply

International postgraduate applicants must complete the postgraduate application form and submit it through an authorised UWA overseas representative or directly to the UWA International Centre.

Contact details - admission information

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Master of Biological Science: Marine Biology: the details

Status
Available 2014
Locations offered
Crawley
Attendance types
Part-time, Full-time
Delivery mode
Internal
Starting dates
Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly first year time commitment
For information regarding course contact hours and requirements refer to relevant details in the UWA Handbook.
Standard full-time completion
2 years
Maximum time to complete
5 years
Contact details: course information
Science Student Office
Agricultural Central building
postgrad-science@uwa.edu.au
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6488 7333
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