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Major

Marine Biology

    Where will this take me?

    Overview

    Career outcomes

    After completing this major you might pursue career paths in marine biology, fisheries, commercial aquaculture, education or tourism. Most of your work will involve writing reports and laboratory work, for instance in environmental monitoring and assessment and research. Earnings for life scientists, which includes Marine Biology, are above average and employment for this occupation is expected to grow moderately to 2019.

    Graduate degree pathways from this major

    GRADUATE RESEARCH

    Completing the Marine Biology major means you are very well placed for further study in honours and graduate research in a range of science and technology areas. Research training preparation within the honours year, a postgraduate diploma or a masters degree will be required as preparation for graduate research.

    GRADUATE DEGREE PATHWAYS

    If you wish to continue professional studies at graduate level, this major leads to a range of graduate degree pathways:

    • Science and technology-focused graduate study in degrees including biotechnology, environmental systems, informatics and nanotechnology
    • Graduate degree pathways that will prepare you for a wide range of professions including engineering, law, teaching, medicine and other health sciences
    • Further graduate study to develop your skills outside of science and technology in areas such as humanities, business, government.