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Explore the world of Marine Sciences

If you’ve always been fascinated by oceans, then studying marine and environmental sciences might be just the course for you! Marine biology is the study of life in the oceans, their importance to commerce and the wider environment and the nature of the ocean itself.

By studying marine biology, you could work in a wide range of different roles. You could be working in aquaculture, where you could be supporting farmers on sustainable fish farming. Or in government agencies to track fish stock and ensure that people aren’t overfishing. You could also be working at universities and research institute and be engaged in teaching and research activities. You could also be working in environmental groups to support conservation efforts and lobby the government to do more to protect sea life.

Marine biology specialists earn around AUD$55,000 (INR 28 lakhs) in Australia. Their counterparts in other countries like UK and USA earn around the same. With the greater push for sustainable fishing and ocean conservation, marine biologists are going to be in demand everywhere. Moreover, the job involves travelling and scuba diving, so what’s not to like about marine biology?

James Cook University (Townsville campus) is the best in Australia for studying and researching marine and environmental sciences. The campus is located in northern Australia and is close to the Great Barrier Reef and the coast. Most of the learning takes place in the field and having these sites of academic importance on one’s doorstep is very handy indeed! Moreover, JCU ranks in top 2% of universities worldwide and a 5-star rating for job success of its graduates. The university also has small class sizes and has well-equipped labs and libraries.

At JCUT, you can pick from the following fantastic programs:

•             Bachelor of Marine Science

•             Bachelor of Science, majoring in Aquaculture Science and Technology

•             Master of Science

•             Marine Biology

•             Fisheries Science and Management

•             Aquaculture Science and Technology

•             Environmental Management

•             Tropical Biology and Conservation

•             Research programs: Masters by Research and PhD


If this wasn’t great enough, meritorious Indian students studying at JCUT are entitled to a stipend to cover their living expenses. If you have scored at least 70% in your last qualification, you will receive AUD$700* for every month of your program duration.

So, what are you waiting for? Drop by your nearest STORM office to start applying!

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