Where will this take me?


After completing the Marine Biology major, you’ll be well placed to move into the workforce, further study, or graduate research.

Career outcomes

After completing this major you might pursue career paths in marine biology research, fisheries, commercial aquaculture, sustainability, education or tourism.

Employers include Museums Victoria, universities, Wild Melbourne and the Department of Agriculture.

Further study

You can complete an honours year in marine biology as part of your Bachelor of Science, or you can immediately move into graduate studies.


If you wish to continue studies at graduate level, this major is a great foundation for the Master of Science (BioSciences).

Other graduate degrees you could consider are:

Depending on the subjects you take in your Bachelor of Science, a range of other graduate degrees may be possible – in fields as diverse as science and technology, health sciences, teaching, law, business, humanities and more.


If you complete an honours year or a masters course with a significant research component, you can go on to study a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), or another graduate research program.

This will set you up for a rewarding career in research with a university, marine research institute, or consulting company.