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Apply key principles from ecology, zoology, botany and genetics to examine marine life and investigate their biological relationship to their natural environments.

Led by Australia’s leading marine researchers, you’ll be exposed to a variety of marine habitats and environmental conditions. Gain extensive field work experience at UQ’s Heron Island Research Station on the southern Great Barrier Reef and UQ’s Moreton Bay Research Station on North Stradbroke Island.

Learn to apply a wide range of evidence-based ecological and environmental strategies to protect and sustainably manage vital marine organisms and ecosystems across the globe.

You’ll be job-ready for broad range of opportunities within research and education, aquaculture, wildlife conservation and ecotourism.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for earth and marine sciences

QS World University Rankings 2020

44 in the world for earth and marine sciences

QS World University Rankings 2020

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Marine environmental consultant
  • Fisheries research scientist
  • Marine biologist
  • Marine research officer

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Coastal Processes and Management
  • Marine Ecology and Conservation
  • Tropical Marine Ecosystems
  • Marine Science

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