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Master of Science Majoring in Fisheries Science and Management James Cook University




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JCU Science is a leader in experiential learning. JCU students learn through practical experiences in diverse environments and work in award-winning teaching facilities. To broaden their perspectives, students can choose to study subjects in Singapore, the Galapagos, Thailand or Vietnam.

By evaluating global challenges, and designing and communicating solutions driven by disciplined innovation, JCU Science graduates are prepared for a changing future.

Fisheries Science and Management

Develop an understanding of how to protect and manage marine resources. Gain practical experience in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and build skills in stock assessments, subsistence industrial fishing practices and technology development.

Learn from leading researchers and engage with JCU’s local and international partners in research, industry practice and governance. Graduates have an interdisciplinary perspective and understand marine resource management processes.

Career opportunities

Gain significant employability skills to work as a science professional in Australia and internationally. JCU graduates work across the public or private sector for business, government, educational, research and not for profit agencies.

Develop your career as a:

  • Biologist
  • Conservation agent
  • Educator
  • Environmental manager
  • Field or laboratory technician
  • Geologist
  • Research scientist
  • Resource consultant
  • Science communicator

JCU students increase their employability by either diversifying their portfolio of subjects or deepening their areas of specialisations.



Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Master of Science Majoring in Fisheries Science and Management.

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees

A$39,120.00 (20,28,525) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




James Cook University

Douglas campus,

1 James Cook Drive,



4814, TOWNSVILLE, Australia

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees

A$39,120.00 (20,28,525) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




Townsville City Campus

City Arcade, 383 Flinders Street,



4810, TOWNSVILLE, Australia

Entry requirement for international students

Students must have completion of a recognized and appropriate Bachelor degree in science, attaining a minimum of 71% or other qualifications with relevant professional experience.

IELTS - 6.0 (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (internet based) - 74 (no component less than 18); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 52 (no component less than 52); C1 Advanced / C2 Proficiency: 169 (no component less than 169).

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