Honours and Postgraduate

Are you interested in becoming a highly trained scientist, researcher, or leader in academic institutions, industry, government and communities across the world? At IMAS we deliver exciting, innovative, relevant, globally distinctive, practical and first-class education programs.

Positioned at the gateway to the Southern Ocean and Antarctica and with collaborations and partners with the world's leading scientific institutions, IMAS can provide the next step in your career.

If you are interested in conducting postgraduate research we have a number of pre-approved honours and masters projects, if you cannot find a pre-approved course use our find a researcher tool.

Honours

Bachelor of

Marine and Antarctic Science (Honours)

1 Year Full Time / Hobart and Launceston

Our Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science with Honours degree has been developed to provide students with advanced knowledge and scientific training in a specialised area of marine or Antarctic science.

Students will be trained in research methodology as preparation for employment in a research organisation or for postgraduate study in Masters or PhD programs; and to equip them with knowledge, skills, competencies and awareness in preparation for employment in many industries.

The degree is fully equivalent to an honours degree with any other University School and satisfies the usual eligibility requirements for research higher degrees and postgraduate scholarships.

Available specialisations in Antarctic and Southern Ocean matters include: biological sciences, physical sciences, chemical sciences, marine geosciences, law and policy, international relations, environmental management, and polar technology.

Masters by Coursework

Master of Marine and Antarctic Science

2 years Full Time / Hobart

This is the only masters degree in the world which uniquely combines marine science with a focus on the southern ocean and Antarctica. You’ll have access to industry-leading facilities at the Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies (IMAS) and internationally recognised experts to help you kick-start your career.

The Master of Marine and Antarctic Science provides:

  • Practical skills alongside theoretical studies to broaden your experience and give you the edge when it comes to employment
  • More than lectures, labs and tutorials with study trip units that take learning to the Southern Ocean and into Australia's largest fisheries, aquaculture and seafood industries
  • Contacts, work experience and research links in Australia's largest fisheries and aquaculture industries (based in Tasmania)
  • Access to our international partner organisations and internationally recognised marine science organisations based in Tasmania
  • One year project, individual research-based thesis or group industry-relevant project

You'll have the choice to study one of the following three streams: Marine Biology, Fisheries Management or Sustainable Aquaculture.


1st Year

In Year 1 all students undertake 2 core research units (KSA405 Research Methods in Marine and Antarctic Science and KSA702 Literature Review) to provide a foundation for their second year research project. Students then choose a stream from: Marine Biology, Fisheries Management, or Sustainable Aquaculture and undertake 6 specialist coursework units.

2nd Year

Depending on your results, Year 2 will comprise either a full-year research thesis, or a group project with an industry placement.

Graduate Diploma

Graduate Diploma of

Marine and Antarctic Science

1 year Full Time / Launceston and Hobart

Our Graduate Diploma in Marine and Antarctic Science provides you with a solid coursework grounding in your chosen area of specialisation, and provides a pathway to move onto our Master of Marine and Antarctic Science.

This unique program combines marine science with a focus on the southern ocean and Antarctica. You’ll have access to industry-leading facilities at the Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies (IMAS) and internationally recognised experts.

You'll have the choice to study one of the following three streams: Marine Biology, Fisheries Management, Seafood Science, Governance and Policy or Sustainable Aquaculture.

For more information about Honours and Postgraduate courses at IMAS:

Authorised by the Executive Director, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
March 4, 2019