Institute of Marine Science
As a graduate, you already know the value of university education. If you’re ready to build on that foundation, start studying for a postgraduate qualification at the Institute of Marine Science.
Take advantage of our new purpose-built marine facilities at the edge of New Zealand's first marine reserve, and our collaborations with NIWA, Cawthron and selected national and international universities which provide opportunities for our graduates beyond the campus environment.
Why choose Auckland?
Auckland's location offers unique marine science opportunities.
Postgraduate study options
The Institute of Marine Science offers masters (MSc), Postgraduate Diploma (PGDipSCi) and PhD options.
Admission and enrolment
Familiarise yourself with the admission and enrolment processes for our postgraduate programmes.
Select your postgraduate thesis topic from our diverse range of research projects, and get inspired by the projects other students are currently working on.
Scholarships and awards
Find a list of Marine Science scholarships and awards, and a link to our central University scholarships database.
Money, fees, dates and other useful information
Information on loans, fees, scholarships, entry requirements and other postgrad requirements.
Studying at the Leigh Marine Laboratory gives you transferable skills which you can use in a wide range of careers.
Our staff can help you decide on your course of study.
Meet our alumni
Meet some of our alumni and find out where their degree in Marine Science has taken them.
Life at the Leigh Marine Laboratory
Find out more about studying at the Leigh Marine Laboratory.
The offers a range of facilities, ranging from the City Campus to the Leigh Laboratory and the research vessel Hawere.
Joint Graduate School in Coastal and Marine Science
A joint venture with the National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA) to enable research into critical marine issues.