Marine biology is the scientific study of organisms in the ocean, while marine ecology focuses on how marine organisms interact with each other and the environment. This major covers both areas. In addition to learning pure sciences such as the biology of fish and aquatic plants and marine invertebrates, you also have opportunities for field trips out on boats investigating marine life, or learning about coastal processes, oceanography, management and conservation theories and practices.
You will study Core (compulsory) papers from across the degree in addition to optional elective papers.
Year 1 Core papers
555301 Knowledge, Enquiry and Communication (or 145612 Applied Communication)
555401 Health and Environment ( or 555339 Māori Health)
715184 Statistical Models
775205 General and Organic Chemistry
775318 Form and Function of Plants and Animals
775102 Biological Chemistry †
775317 Ecology and Evolution
Year 3 Core papers
777811 Marine Ecology
777311 Coastal Management
777315 GIS *††
Plus either 777003 Research Project or the following level 7 (year 3) papers:
777314 Terrestrial Ecology II *
777316 Oceanography *
For more information on Summer School papers please contact:
Programme Information Advisor
Telephone: +64 9 921 9735
You may wish to select paper 146611 Research Method, some environmental studies papers, and/or food science papers to complement this major.