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Play your part in protecting our marine ecosystems
Our oceans cover 70 per cent of the surface of the earth and are some of the most poorly understood ecosystems on the planet. This massive natural resource is also under constant pressures of our modern, coastal society. With complex issues such as global climate change, food production, tourism, oil, gas and mineral extraction, and waste management, the need for highly trained and specialised marine science professionals continues to grow.
Griffith's Bachelor of Marine Science has a broad interdisciplinary approach, encompassing biology, chemistry and quantitative physical science. With a focus on practical experience you will build your knowledge and understanding of ocean ecosystems, in and out of the classroom.
Study marine biology at Griffith
The Heron Island experience
Study outside the classroom
Griffith's Gold Coast campus has easy access to extensive natural and artificial waterways, iconic surf beaches and the diverse wetlands and coastal biodiversity of Moreton Bay - it is the perfect natural laboratory.
Essential practical experience
You will build your knowledge and understanding of ocean ecosystems and benefit from Griffith's highly regarded teaching and research strengths. You'll understand what's needed to ensure that marine industries prosper sustainably in healthy marine ecosystems. As a graduate, you will be equipped to tackle problems that affect our oceans, tourism, fisheries and food production, climate change, maritime pollution and waste management.
Amazing research opportunities
Our Griffith science students have opportunities to be involved with amazing real life projects. The Griffith Sea Jellies Research Lab is a unique collaboration between Sea World and Griffith University. Our state-of-the-art laboratory, specially designed for studying sea jellies, is located within Sea World’s ‘Sea Jellies Illuminated’ exhibit and is on display to the public. The laboratory provides fantastic opportunities for studying sea jellies and for engaging the public in scientific research.
Study your way
You can create your course timetable to fit in with your job or your travel plans, just ask us how. With the flexibility of studying part-time or full-time, over two or three trimesters, you have choices.
Science at Griffith is rated 5-stars for Educational Experience and Teaching Quality by the Good Universities Guide 2020, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.
Bachelor of Science (Honours), Marine Biology
“Studying at Griffith University was absolutely the right thing for me. I learned key research skills that continue to help me in my career and the people are just so passionate about it. One of the highlights for me was our field trip to Heron Island – it’s those sorts of experiences that shape your life.”
Our marine graduates find employment around Australia and internationally in a wide range of industries that use and protect our marine environment. Career options include: marine biologist, environmental consultant, pollution control and mitigation, fisheries and aquaculture, modelling and meteorology, oceanographer, coastal planning and marine parks, marine education and tourism, environmental assessment and planning.
Not all science graduates work as scientists - the transferrable skills and methodology developed through your degree provide a springboard to any career where critical thinking, the ability to analyse and investigate new information and evidenced-based decision making are valued.
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Griffith Women in STEM Highly Commended
19 Jul 2021
Large contingent of Griffith athletes bound for Olympics
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Thursday 19 August
Year 9 and 10 Parent and Student Information Webinar
Monday 13 September
Mature Student Open Evening - Online
Wednesday 15 September
Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus
Thursday 16 September
Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus
Friday 17 December — Thursday 23 December
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