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Studying Marine Science at Otago University

A degree in Marine Science lets you get out and get your feet wet. At Otago we offer an Ocean of Opportunities for people who are interested in studying the sea. From life scientists to mathematical modellers, there's a marine option for you.

Whether you are just starting out or if you've been at Otago for a while, we can help you find the undergraduate path to a wet and wonderful university experience. We offer special resources for international students, Māori and Pacific Island students.

Students with a bachelor's degree in Science are able to apply to our postgraduate programme; we offer degrees ranging from one-year Honours and Diploma courses to research Master's degrees and the PhD.

Ask Abby

Professor Abby Smith answers some frequently asked questions about studying Marine Science at Otago University.


Marine Science - How to choose what to study.


Why do I need course advice when I already have course approval?


What career options exist in Marine Science?


What postgraduate options are there?

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