Joint Graduate School in Coastal and Marine Science


Research opportunities

Apply for a postgraduate programme

NIWA’s research expertise combined with The University of Auckland’s leading research and academic programmes ensures that students graduate with industry-focused research experience.

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The Joint Graduate School in Coastal and Marine Science offers masters and PhD research opportunities in a range of subjects, including:

You can either contact one of the researchers listed on the subject pages directly to discuss a research topic for your PhD or masters thesis, or you can take a look at the list of research topics currently on offer:

You may have more than one supervisor and joint projects are encouraged. 


Students who wish to register their interest in masters or PhD research at the Joint Graduate School should read the admission and enrolment guidelines:

Students considering marine and coastal science as a career path should develop their outdoor experience and an awareness of New Zealand's coastal and marine environment.