The learning experience
A day in the life of a marine science graduate
Molly Moustaka is a UWA PhD candidate and research scientist in the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions’ Marine Science Program. Here, she shares her advice and explains what a typical day looks like in the field.
Making a splash - ocean predator inspires PhD research
Charlotte Birkmanis has been fascinated with sharks from a young age. Her love of the ocean and its inhabitants meant it was only natural she would make the sea’s most infamous predator the focus of her research.
Why choose UWA
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Careers and further study
A degree in can lead to careers such as:
- Marine scientist
- Marine biologist
- Marine environmental consultant
- Coastal planner
- Marine conservationist
To be considered for this course you need to:
- achieve the University’s minimum entry score
- demonstrate English language competence
- satisfy any prerequisites for your preferred majors (refer to individual major descriptions for prerequisite details)
View our admission requirements for specific information, depending on your education history.
Assured Pathway informationIf you have a professional career in mind, take advantage of one of our Assured Pathways. An Assured Pathway gives you an assured place in one of our postgraduate professional courses (such as Law, Engineering or Medicine) from the start of your studies with us. The pathways combine a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, providing you with a clearer direction to your career of choice.
Admission entry to UWA
We offer a number of other pathways for you to gain entry into our undergraduate degrees if you do not meet the standard admission requirements. Learn more about our admission entry pathways.
About the Bachelor of Marine Science
The Bachelor of Marine Science offers the full breadth of the marine science discipline, combining knowledge of marine life with a solid understanding of the physical environment across all levels of biological organisation. You will learn about the complex interactions that occur in marine ecosystems and how to manage these systems in a changing world through lectures, laboratory exercises and field excursions.
This degree at UWA is the ultimate multi- and inter-disciplinary learning experience that will provide you with the skills highly valued and sought after by employers around the world and leads you to clear choices in a master’s degree.
Why study Marine Science at UWA?
- UWA is ranked 2nd in Australia and 37th in the world in Earth and Marine Sciences (QS 2021) and has brand new facilities and resources unique to Australia that are used across our marine studies.
- This degree at UWA is the ultimate multi- and inter-disciplinary learning experience and leads you to clear choices in a master's degree.
- The specific skills and knowledge developed and demonstrated by graduates are highly valued by employers and will make you highly competitive in the job market.
- Available 2022
- Semester 1, Semester 2
- 3 Years Full-Time
- Specialised Bachelor's Degree
- UWA (Crawley campus)
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Work Integrated Learning
Work Integrated Learning (WIL) helps bridge the gap between theory and practice by providing opportunities for students to gain hands-on, practical industry relevant experience and for employers to help shape the graduates of tomorrow.
UWA Oceans Institute
The UWA Oceans Institute brings together the University’s multidisciplinary research strengths across areas including oceanography, ecology, engineering, resource management and governance to address key ocean challenges.
Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre
Purpose-built collaborative facility for marine science and ocean engineering research.