What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science is the only degree of its kind in Australia, offered at the greatest place in the world for temperate marine studies. It gives you the skills and knowledge for a career in the exciting, growing, and globally critical marine, fisheries, aquaculture, and Antarctic sectors

When you study with us, you’ll be learning on the edge of one of the world’s greatest natural laboratories, alongside internationally renowned experts. Tasmania’s island location is the international gateway to Antarctica, home to thriving fisheries and aquaculture industries, and our diverse marine habitats makes us truly one of the best places to study in the world. The skills and knowledge you gain in this degree could see you making a real impact on practices, processes and policies on a local, national or worldwide scale.

This degree gives you a broad foundation in the study of temperate marine, Antarctic, and Southern Ocean science. We also offer specialist majors that other universities reserve for post graduate study, giving you breadth and depth of specialist knowledge. Group work, projects and field trips provide extra challenges, and you have significant opportunities to engage with industry, and work alongside world-class researchers.

The improved understanding and continued management of our marine environments, and Antarctica, is vital for the future of humanity. This degree can set you on the path to contributing to this global mission.

Course objectives

In this degree you can choose your specialty: follow a research-oriented path at our Hobart campus, or focus on the more applied sciences and aquaculture in Launceston. We have five specialisations that cross the spectrum of these disciplines, which means that there really are options for everyone.

Choose from one of the following specialisations:

Marine and Antarctic Governance (Hobart)
Marine Biology (Hobart)
Marine Resource Management (Launceston)
Physical Oceanography (Hobart)
Sustainable Aquaculture (Launceston).

All our study options provide specialised skills and an educational experience centred on ecological sustainability. Overall, this degree prepares students for meaningful scientific careers in industry, or as researchers. The skills gained can lead toward contributing to world issues such as food security, climate change, and marine stewardship.

You will gain skills in data collection, analysis and presentation to interpret marine processes and patterns. You will be able to critically analyse and solve problems, communicate outcomes to a range of audiences, and explain the role of marine and Antarctic science in society.

We are pleased to offer industry-leading facilities at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) and the chance to study alongside internationally recognised experts. You will also have the chance to undertake study at any of our partner institutions across the globe, and work with a broad range of world-leading scientific organisations that have chosen to base themselves in Tasmania.

Many graduates continue into postgraduate study and conduct research in IMAS' key research areas of oceanography and cryosphere, fisheries and aquaculture, ecology and biodiversity, climate change, oceans and Antarctic governance and ocean-earth systems.

Career outcomes

Graduates from this course will be highly sought-after in a range of fields of this thriving sector, including in marine and freshwater research, oceanography, fisheries and climate research, environmental conservation, environmental governance and management and policy.

The skills and knowledge you learn could see you have a real impact on practices, processes and policies on a local, national or worldwide scale, and we have graduates working around the globe in a variety of positions and organisations.

Which department am I in?

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies

CRICOS

081797J

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
A$37,950.00 (20,55,796) per year
AUD $117,881 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected February, July 2022

Venue

Launceston Campus

Newnham Drive, Newnham,

LAUNCESTON,

Tasmania,

7250, LAUNCESTON, Australia

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
A$37,950.00 (20,55,796) per year
AUD $117,881 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected February, July 2022

Venue

University of Tasmania

Hobart Campus,

Churchill Avenue,

SANDY BAY,

Tasmania,

7005, HOBART, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Tasmania requires qualifications equivalent to the 12th year of schooling in Australia. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic) - 6.0 (no individual band less than 5.5); TOEFL (IBT) 72 (no skill below: Reading 10; Listening 9; Speaking 16; Writing 19); PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 42; UTAS Access-English Level 6 - 60% (no individual score less than 55%); Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade; Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade; Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade.

For international students

Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Tasmania requires qualifications equivalent to the 12th year of schooling in Australia.

Most of our undergraduate programs have the following English language requirements.
IELTS (Academic) - 6.0 (no individual band less than 5.5)
TOEFL (iBT) 72 (no skill below: Reading 10; Listening 9; Speaking 16; Writing 19)
PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 42
UTAS Access-English Level 6 - 60% (no individual score less than 55%)
Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade
Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade
Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Tasmania (UTAS)

The University of Tasmania is an excellent choice for international students with its quality education and unparalleled student life.

  • Australia’s premier university for teaching excellence
  • Teaching & research in state-of-the-art facilities
  • Students can benefit from its industry connections
  • Among global top two per cent of universities