Duration
Full-time: 18 months
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2018 Semester Two – 16 July
Available locations
City
Points
180
Programme type
Postgraduate
Taught & research options available

Programme overview

Learn about cross-disciplinary approaches to marine science, and develop your practical skills in research design, environmental management and field techniques.

Programme structure

The MMarineSt is an 18 month, 180-point programme. Students choose Option 1 or 2 and may begin their studies by enrolling in Semester One or Two for Option 1.

Option 1

90 points of coursework (6 courses) and 90 point research thesis MARINE 794A,B

Option 1A (for students starting in Semester One)

Semester One (year one)

  • MARINE 701 - Current Issues in Marine Science and
  • MARINE 702 - Field Techniques in Marine Science

and two courses from

BIOSCI 724 - Marine Ecology, BIOSCI 725 - Ecological Physiology, BIOSCI 738 - Advanced Biological Data Analysis, BIOSCI 739 - Dialogues in Biology, EARTHSCI 720 - Geochemistry of Our World, ENVSCI 714 - Water Quality Science, FOODSCI 703 - Food Processing, GEOG 746 - Applied Coastal Geomorphology, PHYSICS 731 - Wave propagation

Semester Two (year one)

  • BIOSCI 727 - Aquaculture
  • ENVSCI 702 - Applied Estuarine Ecology
  • MARINE 794A - Thesis in Marine Studies

Final semester

  • MARINE 794B Thesis in Marine Studies

Option 1B (for students starting in Semester Two)

Semester Two (year one)

  • BIOSCI 727 - Aquaculture
  • ENVSCI 702 - Applied Estuarine Ecology

and two courses from

BIOSCI 733 - Molecular Ecology and Evolution, BIOSCI 749 - Ecology of Microbial Interactions, CHEM 770 - Advanced Environmental Chemistry, ENVMGT 742 - Social Dimensions of Global Environmental Change, ENVMGT 744 - Resource Management, ENVSCI 704 - Modelling of Environmental and Social Systems, FOODSCI 708 - Advanced Food Science, GEOG 771 - Spatial Analysis and Geocomputation, MARINE 703 - Marine Protected Areas

Semester One (year two)

  • MARINE 701 - Current Issues in Marine Science and
  • MARINE 702 - Field Techniques in Marine Science
  • MARINE 794A - Thesis in Marine Studies

Final semester

  • MARINE 794B - Thesis in Marine Studies

Option 2

120 points of coursework (8 courses) and 60 point dissertation MARINE 792

Semester One

  • MARINE 701 - Current Issues in Marine Science and
  • MARINE 702 - Field Techniques in Marine Science

and two courses from

BIOSCI 724 - Marine Ecology, BIOSCI 725 - Ecological Physiology, BIOSCI 738 - Advanced Biological Data Analysis, BIOSCI 739 - Dialogues in Biology, EARTHSCI 720 - Geochemistry of Our World, ENVSCI 714 - Water Quality Science, FOODSCI 703 - Food Processing, GEOG 746 - Applied Coastal Geomorphology, PHYSICS 731 - Wave propagation

Semester Two

  • BIOSCI 727 - Aquaculture
  • ENVSCI 702 - Applied Estuarine Ecology

and two courses from

BIOSCI 733 - Molecular Ecology and Evolution, BIOSCI 749 - Ecology of Microbial Interactions, CHEM 770 - Advanced Environmental Chemistry, ENVMGT 742 - Social Dimensions of Global Environmental Change, ENVMGT 744 - Resource Management, ENVSCI 704 - Modelling of Environmental and Social Systems, FOODSCI 708 - Advanced Food Science, GEOG 771 - Spatial Analysis and Geocomputation, MARINE 703 - Marine Protected Areas

Final semester

  • MARINE 792 - Project in Marine Studies

 

2018 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 120 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    Bachelor of Science

  • Study option
    Research 120 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    Bachelor of Science

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have completed a BSc in marine-related subjects with a GPA of 5.0 in 75 points above Stage II.

Approval by the programme director is essential to gain entry into this programme.

You must have completed a BSc in marine-related subjects with a GPA of 5.0 in 75 points above Stage II.

Approval by the programme director is essential to gain entry into this programme.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 120 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    An undergraduate degree in science

  • Study option
    Research 120 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    An undergraduate degree in science

  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in science with a GPE of 5.0. Your study must have been in marine-related subjects and at a recognised university (or similar institution).

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in science with a GPE of 5.0. Your study must have been in marine-related subjects and at a recognised university (or similar institution).

How much does a Master of Marine Studies cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$12,546.60 – $13,638.60*
International students
NZ$39,584*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2018 fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.78 per point, estimated at $813.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Key dates

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2018
8 December 2017

Start dates

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Other important dates

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Where could this programme take you?

Graduates of the MMarineSt programme can look forward to employment opportunities in a wide variety of careers based in government agencies, research institutes and industry.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Aquaculture technician
  • Conservation ranger
  • Environmental consultant
  • Fishery analyst
  • Marine biologist
  • Marine technician
  • Researcher

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