Marine Biology

The University of Melbourne
In Melbourne (Australia)

Price on request

Important information

  • Postgraduate
  • Melbourne (Australia)
  • When:

Entry requirements & Prerequisites This major is available through more than one course, both of which have their own separate entry requirements. You can read more on the the Bachelor of Science & Bachelor of Science Extended pages.
Available through the Bachelor of Science & Bachelor of Science Extended

Important information

Where and when

Starts Location
Parkville Street, VIC 3010, Victoria, Australia
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What you'll learn on the course

Marine Biology

Course programme

Marine biology is more than just working with dolphins and whales – it also helps make predictions about important changes and problems in the world like global warming, tourism and pollution.

The Marine Biology major will enable you to gain specialised knowledge and experience in marine biological systems, as well as a strong understanding of the application of ecological principles and environmental management strategies.

You will develop breadth of knowledge through a range of disciplines, from the biological sciences like botany and zoology to the physical sciences of chemistry, geography and oceanography.


As a Marine Biology graduate, you can find employment in both the public and private sectors, in areas including:

  • Research
  • Fisheries
  • Commercial aquaculture
  • Environmental monitoring and assessment
  • Education
  • Tourism.