Master of Marine and Antarctic Science (S7Z)

Study Programme Details
Country: Australia
Admission Sessions: Summer Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time, Part Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


24 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on an unparalleled academic journey with the Master of Marine and Antarctic Science program at the University of Tasmania, a world-leading initiative that uniquely integrates marine science with a specialized focus on the Southern Ocean and Antarctica. Our program stands as a beacon of excellence, offering a comprehensive curriculum that blends theoretical knowledge with hands-on experience, preparing you for a dynamic career in marine and Antarctic science.

At the forefront of this program is the opportunity to contribute to groundbreaking research and exploration in one of the Earth’s most unique and challenging environments. Join us in unraveling the mysteries of the Southern Ocean and Antarctica, gaining insights that extend beyond traditional marine science education.


Immerse yourself in a learning experience that transcends traditional boundaries at the Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies (IMAS), a hub of innovation and excellence. As a student in the Marine and Antarctic Science program, you’ll benefit from:

  • Industry-Leading Facilities: Gain access to state-of-the-art facilities at IMAS, setting the stage for advanced research and learning.
  • Expert Guidance: Learn from internationally recognized experts, fostering an environment where your academic pursuits align with real-world applications.
  • Southern Ocean Exploration: Elevate your education with study trip units that venture into the Southern Ocean, providing a firsthand understanding of this unique ecosystem.
  • Industry Connections: Forge meaningful connections with Australia’s largest fisheries, aquaculture, and seafood industries, gaining exposure to diverse opportunities.
  • Research Opportunities: Conclude your academic journey with a one-year project, an individual research-based thesis, or a group industry-relevant project, allowing you to apply your acquired knowledge in practical scenarios.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission requires qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor’s degree.
  • Meet English language requirements: IELTS (Academic) 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0).
  • For specific program entry, a Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science or equivalent is required.

Courses include:

  • Research Methods in Marine and Antarctic Science
  • Literature Review
  • Fisheries Management
  • Sustainable Aquaculture
  • Seafood Science
  • Marine Biology
  • Governance and Policy

For international students, the program fee is $85,368 AUD.

Future Career Outcomes

The University’s Institute of Marine and Antarctic Science (IMAS) provides our students with access to some of the world’s leading research facilities giving you the best career foundation.

With an annual value to Australia of approximately $40 billion and growing, graduates from the University of Tasmania are highly sought-after in a range of fields. The commercial fishing and aquaculture industry directly employs 7000 people in Australia and Tasmania is the country’s largest commercial operator in this area.

The degree allows graduates to pursue exciting careers in marine and climate research, fisheries management, aquaculture, non-governmental organizations, environmental governance and all levels of government from local to global.

The skills and knowledge you gain place you in a prime position to have a real impact on practices, processes and policies on a local, national or worldwide scale.

Our degrees provide graduates with specialized skills and an educational experience centered on ecological sustainability. Once graduated, students are able to contribute to the sustainable management of the marine environment, thereby increasing the total quality of life as described in Australia’s National Strategy for Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD).

Visa Requirements:

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