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Undergraduate study in Marine Science

At Otago we have an Ocean of Opportunities for incorporating marine science into your science degree!

Download our poster about Marine Science options.

If you are looking for a multi-disciplinary degree that allows you to study how the ocean works, you want the Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Oceanography
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Download our poster about Oceanography.
Oceanography can also be added as a Minor to other degrees.

Or you could get practical and go for the Bachelor of Applied Science in Aquaculture and Fisheries
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Download our poster about Aquaculture and Fisheries.
Programme Director: Dr. Chris Hepburn
You can also add Aquaculture and Fisheries as a minor to some other BAppSc majors.

If you're keen on Marine Biology, your best bet is a BSc in Ecology, Zoology or Botany, with a Minor in Marine Science.
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In fact, you can add the Minor in Marine Science to any BSc degree.
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Or you can just take a Marine Science paper out of interest.
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Course advisor in Marine Science: Professor Abby Smith

How to apply? Use the “Apply Now” button on the relevant qualification page.
When? Applications are due on 10 December.
How much will it cost? Fees information is here:
Need to ask a more specific question? Contact Marine Science at