Bachelor of Science - Marine Biology

Murdoch University

In our Marine Biology major, you will develop a detailed understanding of the biota and ecological processes of marine environments. You'll study the diversity of marine life, as well as the interactions between species and between the biota and the physical environment, with a strong emphasis on fundamental biological principles and how these underpin successful marine management. When you graduate from our Marine Biology course you will be able to find jobs in areas such as marine policy and planning in government, marine and coastal environmental groups and consultancies, industry sectors such as aquaculture, fisheries and marine-based tourism and University and Government-funded marine research institutions.

Course Fee:

International: $98,422

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; selection via ATAR; or mature age entry via STAT; or TAFE Certificate IV or higher; English language competency


Specialised units cover fish, wildlife populations and ecology, and you will have extensive opportunities for field work throughout the course. Expand your expertise and career prospects by combining this course with another one. You can complete a double major in the same amount of time as a single course. You could combine the Marine Science major with Environmental Science, Conservation and Wildlife Biology, Environmental Management and Sustainability, Marine Science, and Genetics and Molecular Biology.

Subjects you can Study:

Molecular biology

Study Pathways:

An Honours year is available for suitable applicants.

Further information:

Students undertaking units in Molecular Biology will not be required to kill any vertebrate animal but they will be required to work with fresh tissue from dead animals in certain units. Students contemplating careers in medical research are strongly recommended to undertake a Molecular Biology/Biomedical Science double major.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00125J

Related Careers:

Biochemist, Life Scientist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Murdoch 70 Yes Full time 3 years
Murdoch 70 Yes Part time 6 years
Named after the prominent Australian academic and essayist Sir Walter Murdoch, Murdoch was the second university established in Western Australia. Since the first intake of students in 1975, Murdoch has become a dynamic, modern university with a national reputation for excellence in teaching, research and student satisfaction.

Murdoch university has three campuses. The main campus is on South Street in Murdoch and is an easy commute from the Perth CBD and Fremantle, whilst the Rockingham and Peel campuses are located further south of Perth. All three campuses are well serviced by public transport, parking and bike racks.

Provider CRICOS: 00125J

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