James Cook University JCU

Master of Science (Professional)

James Cook University JCU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00117J

Advance your professional career in science with independent research or a focused industry project. Through your studies, you will expand your knowledge and understanding of the problems facing natural environments, and their solutions, using the complex reef and terrestrial environments of the tropics as examples. You will also expand your practical, analytical and communication skills, and gain first-hand experience through tailored professional internships or research projects that can lead to career opportunities.


48 credit points by coursework.


  • Aquaculture science and technology
  • Environmental earth science
  • Environmental management
  • Fisheries science and management
  • Geology
  • Global change biology
  • Marine biology
  • Tropical biology and conservation. Not all majors available at Cairns campus.

Standard entry requirements

  • AQF Level 7 bachelor degree in science with minimum GPA of 5.0
  • Or equivalent

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
JCU Cairns Domestic: $65,200
International: $82,400
  • Full-time : 2 years
JCU Townsville Domestic: $65,200
International: $82,400
  • Full-time : 2 years

Further information

For more information: https://www.jcu.edu.au/courses-and-study

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