Institute of Marine Science

Postgraduate study options

Our postgraduate programmes are designed to take students to the cutting edge of their discipline.

Explore your postgraduate study options by reading more about studying Marine Science at the University of Auckland.

Postgraduate courses are taught by research-active staff who also supervise student's self-directed projects, dissertations and theses. The Institute of Marine Science offers postgraduate diploma (PGDipSCi), masters (MSc), and PhD options that will enhance your positioning in an increasingly competitive job market.

Find out more about your options, including the required courses, and see below.


  • Planning a PhD

    A PhD will provide you with the opportunity to make an original research contribution in the field of marine science.

  • Our courses

    The Institute of Marine Science and our related departments and schools offer a wide range of marine science courses at postgraduate level.