The University of Queensland offers one of the most diverse and comprehensive marine science programs in Australia, with a range of study options for undergraduate students. Students from Australia and around the world come to UQ to be taught by our internationally renowned marine scientists.

Many of our advanced undergraduate classes include field trips to one of our field stations situated on the Great Barrier Reef and subtropical Moreton Bay, giving students important hands-on experience in some of the most biodiverse marine habitats on the planet.

There are a range of options for students wishing to come to UQ to study marine biology and science, ranging from the 3 year Bachelor of Science degree to one year or one semester intensives for advanced marine students.

Marine Science Program (Degree)

UQ offers Australian and international students the 3 year Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree with a Marine Science Major and an optional fourth Honours year which is research-intensive. The Marine Science Major allows students to specialise in marine biology and ecology, marine geology or coastal environments. To enrol or obtain further information contact Student Enquiries.

Marine Biology Extended Program (Degree)

UQ offers Australian and international students the 3 year Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree with a Marine Biology Extended Major and an optional fourth Honours year which is research-intensive. The Marine Biology Extended Major allows students to focus on the biology of marine organisms rather than on the physical aspects of marine science. To enrol or obtain further information contact Student Enquiries.

Advanced Undergraduate Courses in Marine Science

Advanced undergraduate students can obtain a comprehensive experience in marine science, which includes numerous long trips to our marine field stations and excursions to local field, industry and tourism sites. Students from around the world enrol in these courses either as exchange or study-abroad students, mixing with local students to study the rich marine biodiversity and habitats of Queensland. More…

International Program

In addition, universities come to UQ as groups to study marine science intensively. Partner universities include Stanford University and the University of California. For details contact the International Programs office.

Marine science for the non-majors

We also offer courses to those who want to experience our rich marine environment but do not have the necessary background in science to enrol in our advanced courses. More…