• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Get a broad understanding of the biology of marine organisms, their relationships with the physico-chemical marine environment, and their potential responses to changes. The Marine Biology degree at Flinders University provides you with the ability to acquire extensive knowledge in marine biodiversity, ecology, genetics, conservation, fisheries and related areas, and builds transferable skills.
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Overview

Please note effective 20 March 9pm AEDT, the Australian Government implemented new travel bans and restrictions whereby only Australian citizens, Permanent Residents, their spouses and dependants could enter the country. For students who would like to study a course that’s offered on campus, we will work with you to enrol you online first and transition you to campus once the travel restrictions change.

Why study the Marine Biology degree at Flinders University  

  • Learn from internationally eminent marine biologists and oceanographers undertaking world-class research on current issues in marine science
  • Focus on global environmental issues related to the oceans and marine life
  • No background in science required, just an inquiring mind
  • Combines cutting-edge technical and theoretical knowledge with flexibility, allowing you to tailor your progress, skills and knowledge to suit your interests
  • Opportunities to participate in marine-based fieldwork, including field trips to different marine bio-regions

Your career

The range of specialty areas and career opportunities are expansive. There are marine biologists who study the basic biochemistry of marine organisms, or the growth or behaviour of individual plants or animals. Some adopt an even larger perspective and study how entire marine ecosystems function.

Potential occupations include:

  • marine biologist
  • marine and coastal community education officer
  • oceans science project officer
  • marine policy officer
  • marine parks scientist.
Potential employers include:
  • government
  • coastal and marine industries
  • environmental groups
  • fisheries
  • research and development organisations
  • tourism
  • water authorities

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      Part-time only for domestic students.

  • Credits
    108 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Evolution of Biological Diversity 
  • Molecular Basis of Life  
  • Introduction to Marine Biology  
  • Marine Sciences 
  • Nature 
  • Biostatistics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    60

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    50

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • Prerequisites-None
  • Assumed knowledge-None
  • To gain direct general admission to an undergraduate course at Flinders, you must have successfully completed a recognised secondary education qualification overseas or in Australia, and satisfy our English language proficiency requirements.

CRICOS: 033068G

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  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    34500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34500 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    9318 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9318 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Adelaide

  • 1328 - 2480 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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