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master

Degree

Master of Marine Conservation (Taught)

master

Degree

Master of Marine Conservation (Taught)

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    44,526 NZD

  • Application fee

    0 NZD

  • Years of study

    18 months

  • PGWP Duration

    3 years

  • Min required GPA

    65 out of 100

optional
Research

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-February 08-December-2021 08-December-2021
Winter-July 04-July-2021 04-July-2021
Winter-July 04-July-2022 04-July-2022

Overview

Master of Marine Conservation (Taught)

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.

Programme 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.

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$60,930

Total costs

yearly

$9,252

Cost of living

1 person

$7,152

Accommodation

1 bed room

$44,526

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

Taught 180 points:

You must have completed either:

  • A Bachelor of Science degree from this university, with a GPE of 4.0 (65%-69%) or higher in 75 points above Stage II. Including at least 45 points in a relevant subject such as Environmental Management, Environmental Science, Biology, BioScience, Marine Science or similar.

OR

  • An undergraduate degree with a GPE of 4.0 (65%-69%) or higher in 75 points above Stage II, and at least three-years of relevant professional experience.

OR

  • An undergraduate degree in the same field as your intended specialisation at a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 4.0 (65%-69%) or higher.

Required documents

1_ Copy of birth certificate/passport
2_ Transcript
3_ Official programme completion certificate
4_ Mark sheets
5_ Relevant course outlines
6_ English language proficiency

Language Requirements

GRE
GMAT

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

90
-
listening
21
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

PTE

58
50
listening
50
writing
50
speaking
50
reading

Cambridge

176
169
listening
169
writing
169
speaking
169
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
English Language Academy pathway programmes

You can meet postgraduate English language requirements by successfully completing:
1_ The Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP), or
2_ The English Pathway for Postgraduate Studies (EPPS).

Career Opportunities

  1. Marine conservation manager
  2. Project manager
  3. Scientist

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