Marine Biology Honours

Bachelor of Science Honours (BSc(Hons)) in Marine Biology

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If you receive excellent results throughout your undergraduate Marine Biology degree, you may be eligible to undertake Honours in Marine Biology, an additional year of study designed to further the knowledge you’ve developed throughout your undergraduate course. You’ll work closely with an academic to complete an intensive research project on a topic of your choice.

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  • Selection Rank

  • Course Code

    • H1257
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
  • CRICOS Code

    • 002985D
  • Course Code

    • H1257
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Course Description

About this course

Studying a Marine Biology Honours course will extend the knowledge you’ve built in your undergraduate Marine Biology degree. You’ll complete advanced coursework in research skills to prepare you to complete an independent research project in an area of interest to you. Areas of study you can choose from include marine vertebrates, marine invertebrates, ecology, physiology and eco-tourism, marine plants, climate change impacts, fisheries. Your research project will provide the basis for a detailed thesis on your project findings, building your skills in academic writing and communication.

Some of the things you’ll learn

  • Advanced research skills
  • Literature review skills
  • Academic writing and communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of your project area

Your future career

After completing your independent research project and thesis, you’ll have the skill set and experience needed for a range of careers that require the ability to plan, implement and analyse a research project, as well as communicate the findings to other researchers, industry, and the community. Marine Biology Honours graduates find jobs in fisheries, eco-tourism, research management, and as teachers or technical officers in schools, colleges and universities.

  • Location

    • Perth Campus or external
  • Mid-year Intake

    • Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
    • Mid-year start available (International students)
  • Study Area(s)

Course Structure

Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this 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.

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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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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. An indicative fee will be provided with your offer, however you can use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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Be welcomed into the Murdoch University community with one of our three different Welcome Scholarships: the International Welcome Scholarship, International Welcome Scholarship – Australia or International Honours Welcome Scholarship.

The Australian Government also offers scholarships to students from developing countries through the Australia Awards Scholarship program.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. Select one of our available honours research projects and then apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system

Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. Select one of our available honours research projects and then apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system

Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. Select one of our available honours research projects and then apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system

Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. Select one of our available honours research projects and then apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system

 

Your Application Checklist

  • Check the course details
  • Check the entry requirements for the course to clarify your eligibility
  • Check your eligibility for a scholarship
  • Prepare your documentation (see the checklist below)
  • Ask us any questions you might have (we're here to help!)
  • Now you're ready to apply!

Your Document Checklist

Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Completed official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion
  • Honours Application form

Your Document Checklist

Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Completed official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion – both original and English translated versions
  • Honours Application form