Master of Marine Biology

James Cook University (JCU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00117J

The Master of Marine Biology is an interdisciplinary marine biology degree that allows students to develop a comprehensive knowledge of marine biology as well as advanced knowledge and experience in marine biology, mathematics/statistics/modelling, environmental science and management, marine and microbial ecology, and cross-disciplinary studies. Students can chose a three-month internship option where they gain professional experience in conservation science, environmental management, fisheries, eco-tourism, science communication, big data, or policy development. Alternatively, students can chose the research option and undertake a year-long research project on a topic of their choice.


48 credit points


  • Marine biology

Standard entry requirements

  • Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in science with a minimum GPA of 5.0 (65%)
  • Or equivalent.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
JCU Townsville International: $78,240 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

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