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Master of Marine Conservation

  • Masters (Coursework)

The Master of Marine Conservation focuses on finding solutions to complex issues that characterise the management and conservation of the marine environment.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Jul, Mar
Domestic Fees
$10,308 per year

About this course

The Master of Marine Conservation focuses on finding solutions to complex issues that characterise the management and conservation of the marine environment. The number and size of marine protected areas (MPAs) are increasing in response to intensifying pressures on our oceans and the need to provide more robust guardianship of marine ecosystems. Protected by law, MPAs require skilled scientists and environmental managers from diverse backgrounds to advocate for, design, monitor and protect them. The MMarineCons is developed and taught in partnership with Conservation International (CI) and provides essential skills for people looking for careers in MPA research and management, and marine conservation more generally. If you are already working in this exciting field, or you want make an impact in the marine conservation world, the MMarineCons will give you the opportunity to upskill, improve knowledge, and gain research experience. The programme also provides learning and hands-on experience in policy and strategic management and will benefit graduates from other disciplines wanting to work in this field. This programme is primarily taught at the city campus with some classes and courses taught at the Leigh Marine Laboratory.

Study locations

City

Course structure

The MMarineCons is a 180 point research or taught masters programme that can be completed over three semesters full-time, with part-time options available.

This programme includes a mixture of core courses and elective courses on topics related to marine conservation such as marine ecology and biology, conservation biology, environmental science, social science, environmental management and policy.

Master of Marine Conservation 180 point Taught Masters

45 points:

MARINE 701 Current Issues in Marine Science MARINE 703 Marine Protected Areas MARINE 705 Special Topic: Ocean Management and Planning

105 points from:

BIOSCI 724 Marine Ecology BIOSCI 727 Aquaculture BIOSCI 735 Advanced Behavioural Ecology BIOSCI 738 Advanced Biological Data Analysis BIOSCI 739 Dialogues in Biology BIOSCI 761 MSc Thesis Proposal ENVSCI 701 Research Practice in Environmental Science ENVSCI 702 Applied Estuarine Ecology ENVSCI 705 Handling Environmental Data ENVSCI 711 Assessing Environmental Effects ENVSCI 733 Biodiversity Management and Conservation ENVMGT 741 Social Change for Sustainability ENVMGT 742 Social Dimensions of Global Environmental Change ENVMGT 744 Resource Management ENVMGT 746 Collaborative Environmental Management GEOG 730 Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future GEOG 748 Current Issues in Coastal Management INDIGEN 711 Indigenous Environmental Politics LAWENVIR 710 International Environmental Law LAWENVIR 721 Special Topic: Ocean Governance Law LAWENVIR 770 Global Environmental Governance MAORI 732 Rangatiratanga MARINE 702 Field Techniques in Marine Science

30 points: MARINE 790 Project

Master of Marine Conservation 180 point Research Masters

45 points:

MARINE 701 Current Issues in Marine Science MARINE 703 Marine Protected Areas MARINE 705 Special Topic: Ocean Management and Planning

45 points from:

BIOSCI 724 Marine Ecology BIOSCI 727 Aquaculture BIOSCI 735 Advanced Behavioural Ecology BIOSCI 738 Advanced Biological Data Analysis BIOSCI 739 Dialogues in Biology BIOSCI 761 MSc Thesis Proposal ENVSCI 701 Research Practice in Environmental Science ENVSCI 702 Applied Estuarine Ecology ENVSCI 705 Handling Environmental Data ENVSCI 711 Assessing Environmental Effects ENVSCI 733 Biodiversity Management and Conservation ENVMGT 741 Social Change for Sustainability ENVMGT 742 Social Dimensions of Global Environmental Change ENVMGT 744 Resource Management ENVMGT 746 Collaborative Environmental Management GEOG 730 Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future GEOG 748 Current Issues in Coastal Management INDIGEN 711 Indigenous Environmental Politics LAWENVIR 710 International Environmental Law LAWENVIR 721 Special Topic: Ocean Governance Law LAWENVIR 770 Global Environmental Governance MAORI 732 Rangatiratanga MARINE 702 Field Techniques in Marine Science

90 points:

MARINE 795 Thesis