Institute of Marine Science
Postgraduate study options
Our postgraduate programmes are designed to take students to the cutting edge of their discipline. Postgraduate courses are taught by research-active staff who also supervise student's self-directed projects, dissertations and theses. IMS offers postgraduate diploma (PGDipSCi), masters (MSc), and PhD options that will enhance your positioning in an increasingly competitive job market.
Planning a Postgraduate Diploma in Science
Specialise your skill area with a Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Marine Science.
Planning a Master of Science
The Master of Science in Marine Science is a one-year thesis programme, following an honours year or Postgraduate Diploma.
Planning a PhD
A PhD will provide you with the opportunity to make an original research contribution in the field of marine science.
The Institute of Marine Science and our related departments and schools offer a wide range of marine science courses at postgraduate level.
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.
Science Student Centre
For help with course advice, planning and approval, you can visit the Science Student Centre.
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