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Master of Science in Marine Science

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Level of Study

Master's Degree


1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024


Auckland University of Technology


With the 180-point Master of Science you can complete a research project in an area of your interest and develop advanced-level knowledge of science, or computer and mathematical sciences in as little as one year.

You can choose to study the generic Master of Science focusing on either science or computer and mathematical sciences, or one of: Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Food Science, Geospatial Science, Marine Science, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. In as little as one year, you can gain advanced research skills and knowledge in a friendly and professional development.

This is your opportunity to engage in cutting-edge research, under the supervision of AUT's research-active staff in the areas of science, or computer and mathematical sciences.

Complete 60 points from:

MASC801 Advanced Biological Oceanography
MASC802 Fisheries Science
MASC803 Marine Ecosystems Functions
MASC804 Marine Spatial Planning

And complete one of:

SCIE996 Research Study (45 points)
SCIE997 Research Project (60 points)

And the remaining points from other courses in the Master of Science. You need to include SCIE805 (or SCIE807) and SCIE806 (or SCIE808).

Entry criteria

One of the following (or equivalent) with a B grade average in papers at level 7:

Bachelor of Science OR
Graduate Diploma in Science

English Language Requirements:

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 90; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with A grade; AUT Academic English with B+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 176; PTE minimum overall score of 58.

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