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James Cook University

  • THE rank of 21 in Australia
  • QS rank of 23 in Australia
  • THE global top 125 universities for life sciences
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Key Info

  • Main campuses: Brisbane, Townsville and Cairns, Queensland
  • Student population: 8,200
  • THE rank in Australia: 21
  • QS rank in Australia: 23
  • THE global top 125 universities for life sciences, and the top 250 for education, social sciences and physical sciences
  • QS score of 75% or above for international research network
  • CRICOS reference: 00117J


The second-oldest university in Queensland, James Cook University is consistently ranked among the world’s leading higher education institutions. Its teaching and research facilities have each earned a rare five-star ranking from QS Quacquarelli Symonds, the world’s leading provider of comparative analytics for higher education.


  • Townsville
  • Cairns
  • Singapore
  • Brisbane
  • Rockhampton
  • Mackay
  • Mount Isa
  • Thursday Island

Top Courses

Natural and Physical Sciences

  • Master of Marine Biology - adds a research element to James Cook University’s Master of Science course while focusing on field-work intensive study of marine biology. CRICOS Code: 107243C
  • Master of Science - allows students to choose from a wide range of majors, including Marine Biology, Tropical Biology, and Conservation and Environmental management. CRICOS Code: 095865J


Information Technology

Management and Commerce

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