For those to whom marine life has always been a fascination, marine biology might be an ideal choice. Studying marine biology will require wholehearted dedication to the field as it is quite specialized, though it consists of learning about various aspects of marine life, from flora and fauna to environmentally related issues and more. It will be a highly satisfying profession for those who adore research and have a passion for marine life. Professionally marine biologists can conduct research for various institutes, work with organizations like zoos or even teach.
The University of Western Australia
Undergraduate courses: some of the courses available are marine biology, marine science, marine and coastal processes and zoology. They can be chosen depending on whether the student wants a specialized education or first wants a broader knowledge and later specialize in a particular aspect.
Postgraduate research/course-work: masters of biological sciences, ocean leadership etc.
Undergraduate requirements: CBSE English minimum grade of B2/60% CISCE, IELTS score minimum 6
Postgraduate requirement: English requirement, bachelor’s degree, further qualification will depend on course chosen
Fees: undergraduate fees will range around $6000 to $11000. Postgraduate fees are around $30000 per year
University of Melbourne
Undergraduate courses: Bachelors of Science (this degree will be useful as it gives a wider base of knowledge rather than an initially specialized course, marine botany, marine ecosystems
Masters’ courses: Masters of Science, environmental science and environment.
Requirements: English proficiency, accommodation and welfare arrangements, register under Student Supervision Program.
Fees: average undergraduate fees are around AUD$ 30000 to AUD$ 40000. Postgraduate fees range around AUD$ 35000 to AUD$ 45000.
Australia is an ideal country for marine sciences as it has a thriving, exciting aquatic life. Students will get to study with world-class facilities and adobe able to learn a lot on their own by exploring the waters.