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James Cook University (JCU)

  • 28% international / 72% domestic

Master of Science (Professional)

  • Masters (Coursework)

Learn from research and industry experts and diversify your knowledge studying the unique environments of North Queensland, including coral reefs, seagrass beds, mangroves, dry savannahs and tropical rainforests.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
2 years full-time
Course Code
115804, 095865J
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Jul, Feb
Domestic Fees
$9,527 per year
International Fees
$39,120 per year

About this course

In this flexible, 2 year full-time course, you will complete advanced coursework subjects and then undertake your own independent research project or choose to apply your skills in an industry-based project. The research project is a pathway towards a PhD by research program. Enhance your employability and advance your career in Australia and globally through the . Complete a structured co-curricular employability skills and development program, which runs for the duration of the degree. This includes a tailored plan to support individual employment objectives, beginning from semester one through to graduation. Masters of Science (Professional) graduates are well equipped to evaluate global environmental challenges and driven to design innovate, sustainable and holistic solutions. Choose one of seven majors, and take specialised elective subjects from the same discipline or broaden your skills with subjects from a complementary discipline. You will also have the opportunity to study subjects in Singapore, the Galapagos Islands, Thailand or Vietnam. If you choose to major in the same field of study as your undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree, you may be eligible to receive up to six months advanced standing. View the

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Career pathways

Advance your career with a JCU professional post-graduate course. JCU Master of Science graduates are highly regarded and find employment in a range of organisations around the world. You could pursue a career in the public or private sector for business, government, educational, research and not for profit agencies. JCU Master of Science graduates work in roles such as biologist, conservation agent, educator, environmental manager, field or laboratory technician, geologist, research scientist, or resource consultant. This course is also a pathway towards a JCU PhD.