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Major

Marine Science

Bachelors of Science/Arts

Dive into the scientific study of our oceans and coastal habitats.

Courses cover areas such as ecology, genetics and plant biology, zoology, marine invertebrates and coral reefs.

Marine scientists work in various fields, including teaching, fisheries laboratories, marine parks, planning and management, museums and universities.

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
  • Tutorials
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Workshops

What you'll study

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

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

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Read program rules (PDF)

In Semester 1, 2021, we'll be teaching courses on campus and online. Delivery modes vary for each course and may change in future semesters.

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