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Single Major

Marine Science

Bachelors of Mathematics/Science

Develop and apply expertise in Marine Science to solve complex challenges facing our oceans.

Dive into the scientific study of coastal processes, ecology, fisheries, marine geology and marine conservation.

Led by Australia’s leading marine researchers, you’ll 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.

You’ll learn to apply a wide range of evidence-based environmental and conservation strategies to protect vital coastal habitats and marine ecosystems across the globe.

Demand for highly skilled marine scientists are on the rise. You’ll find opportunities in various fields, including teaching, fisheries laboratories, marine parks, planning and management, museums and universities.

Highlights

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

How you'll learn

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Overseas study
  • 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:

  • Biogeography and Geomorphology
  • Climatology and Hydrology
  • Geology of Coral Reefs
  • Marine Ecology and Conservation