Learn about oceanography, the diversity of marine life, interactions between species and the aquatic environment as you explore the biological foundations of the ocean and how they underpin successful marine management.
- Part or full-time
- 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
In this brand new course, you will explore oceanography, the diversity of marine life, interactions between species and the aquatic environment. Marine Biology focuses on the biological foundations of the ocean and how these principles underpin successful marine management.
You will couple this strong theoretical base with extensive amounts of field work, laboratory and research training, problem-solving, policy and management. As part of your studies, you will gain valuable experience in marine, coastal and estuarine environments through field camps and field trips along the coast of WA. You will also have the opportunity to get involved in industry and community projects.
To expand your expertise and career prospects even further, you can combine this course with another major, including Environmental Science, Conservation and Wildlife Biology, Environmental Management and Sustainability, Marine Science, Biological Sciences and Mathematics and Statistics.
When you graduate, you could be qualified to work in marine environmental management, fisheries, aquaculture, tourism and recreation, marine biotechnology, marine biodiversity conservation, marine biology and ecology.
- Perth Campus
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
- Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Marine Biology
Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course.
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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.
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