Postgraduate study in Marine Science

What can you study in Marine Science?

Postgraduate study in Marine Science is your opportunity to advance your knowledge and skills in this fascinating field. Marine Science is as diverse as the environments and species that exist in the marine habitat. You can focus your study on topics such as:

  • Biochemistry and physiology of marine organisms
  • Biogeography
  • Enhancement of aquaculture and fisheries
  • Functioning of estuarine and marine ecosystems
  • Management and conservation

Subject structure

Master of Science (MSc) in Marine Science 120 point (one-year) research masters

Master of Science (MSc) in Marine Science 240 point research masters

Master of Marine Conservation - 180-point Taught Masters

See our Master of Marine Conservation page for information about how to structure the 180-point masters.

Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) in Marine Science


Where can postgraduate study in Marine Science take you?

Marine scientists can be found working in a wide range of occupations in an equally wide range of organisations.

Jobs related to Marine Sciences include:

  • Aquaculture
  • Biodiversity management
  • Conservation
  • Consulting
  • Fisheries management
  • Marine biology
  • Marine education
  • Pharmaceutical development
  • Policy advice
  • Research
  • Resource planning

Scholarships and awards

Each year we award scholarships and prizes to thousands of students.

Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for, search available scholarships or begin an application by visiting Scholarships and awards.

Help and advice

For further information and advice, please contact the Science Student Centre.

Science Student Centre
Level G, Room G 20
(beside the entrance to the Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre)
Building 301
23 Symonds Street
Auckland 1010

Phone: +64 9 923 7020

To find a supervisor to work with you on your research project please see Postgraduate Research Topics.