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Marine and Coastal Science looks at all aspects of the marine environment, encompassing many sciences from biology to geology. Within the School of BEES, Marine and Coastal Science can be studied with an emphasis on biology, earth sciences or oceanography. Marine Biologists look at life on the shore and in the oceans and estuaries, whereas Marine Geologists study the structure and topography of the ocean floor, ocean sedimentation and marine resources.
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Minimum Units of Credit


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Specialisation Structure

Students must complete 78 UOC.

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Recommended Electives

The following courses are not required for this major, but are recommended as good complementary courses when students are selecting electives.
Level 1: CHEM1011 or CHEM1031, CHEM1021 or CHEM1041
Level 2: BIOS2011, GEOS2711, GEOS2721
Level 3: BIOS6671, GEOS3911, MICR3071

Additional Information


For information about Honours in Marine Science see the Marine Science Honours stream or contact the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES).

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