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Major - Marine Biology (Bachelor of Science (with major in Marine Biology) )

Bachelor (ISCED 2011 level 6)


Duration 6 semesters
Cost $30,480 AUD

Marine environments play vital roles in providing food, water, recreation and other ecosystem services to human society, as well as providing habitat for important species that make up global biodiversity. This major will equip students with the background knowledge and training to work in marine environments, to learn skills in inquiry and problem solving, so that they can contribute beneficially to management and/or conservation of waterways and oceans and the biodiversity within them.

Structural components
Summer schools
Practical/Field work
Research Project

Application procedure

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.


International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Grant opportunities

Vice-Chancellor's Academic Excellence Undergraduate Scholarships are available to eligible Western Sydney International applicants. The Scholarship will cover 50% of the cost of tuition fees for three years.


Western Sydney International Scholarships offer a $7,500 multi-year or $5,000 multi-year partial scholarship to be applied towards tuition fees up to a maximum of three years.

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