Joint Graduate School in Coastal and Marine Science

We partner with the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), an expert in water and atmospheric research.

Professor Mark Costello, Institute of Marine Science

Our postgraduate students work alongside New Zealand’s leading scientists across a wide range of coastal and marine topics.

Professor Wendy Nelson, School of Biological Science

We have internationally recognised scholars committed to producing high-quality research and teaching.

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Diana LaScala-Gruenewald and Ashley Flood

Meet our science graduates and find out where their marine studies have taken them.

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Beach in Canterbury

We offer Masters and PhD research opportunities in a range of subjects covering the coastal and marine environment.

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Fish at Goat Island Discovery centre

Glean a greater understanding of the marine species which exist in the waters of north-eastern New Zealand and the Goat Island Marine Reserve.

Leigh Marine Campus

Find out more about Leigh Marine Laboratory, our marine research base and most northerly campus.

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Whale beside NIWA vessel

NIWA is a Crown Research Institute responsible for conducting leading environmental science to enable the sustainable management of our natural resources.