Master of Marine Science and Management

Southern Cross University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 01241G

This program is designed for graduates wanting to pursue specialist expertise in marine science with a focus on sustainability and management. 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, including the Solitary Islands Marine Park at Coffs Harbour. Several of the units are designed to develop research skills in areas that will enhance students' learning, academic and career opportunities. The degree is delivered from the University's National Marine Science Centre teaching and research facility in Coffs Harbour, which is equipped with purpose-built laboratories and field equipment.

Designed for

Graduates wanting to pursue specialist expertise in marine science


16 units comprising 6 core units and 12 elective units. Specialist marine studies include marine ecosystem management, survey design, marine communities, marine mammals, global climate change, marine pollution, coral reefs and marine research projects. Students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, workshops, laboratory classes, field trips, and online activities.


  • Sustainability and management of marine ecosystems

Standard entry requirements

Bachelor degree

Study pathways

Students who have completed a relevant Bachelor degree may receive four units of advanced standing towards the Masters degree.

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