Masters by Coursework

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.

For information on eligibility for scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.
Authorised by the Executive Director, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
March 24, 2020