Master of Marine and Antarctic Science at University of Tasmania, Australia

The University of Tasmania is an excellent site to pursue a career in marine biology, fisheries, or aquaculture because it is a gateway to Antarctica and has a natural marine laboratory just outside its doors.


The University of Tasmania is an excellent site to pursue a career in marine biology, fisheries, or aquaculture because it is a gateway to Antarctica and has a natural marine laboratory just outside its doors.

In the course, students can choose among specialized streams that involve a research project, a more extensive research methodology, or in-depth education in a specific area of marine science.

After completing this course, students will be qualified to pursue a rewarding scientific career in business or as a researcher. This is achieved by emphasizing both the quantitative parts of marine and polar research as well as the practical application and incorporation of that science into corporate management.

Also, students will discover how professional scientists use the scientific method. This entails exposure to group collaboration, the academic evaluation process, and actual field, lab, or company activities. After earning your degree, you'll be able to critically evaluate problems, come up with solutions, communicate your findings to a variety of audiences, and explain the importance of marine and Antarctic science.

Besides that, graduates will be more equipped to address issues including climate change, marine conservation, and the production and security of seafood.

What you will study

Program Structure

All students complete two core research units: 

  • Research methods in marine and polar science, and 

  • Literature reviews

which serves as the foundation for their second-year research project. Students complete six specialized modules after choosing one of three streams, such as:

  • Sustainable Aquaculture

  • Fisheries Management

  • Marine Biology.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Collect, record, analyze, and talk about quantitative and/or qualitative data to solve problems in the marine and/or antarctic sciences.

  1. Analyze difficult problems in marine and/or polar research using the appropriate transdisciplinary methodologies, reflective practice, and critical thinking.

  1. Develop unique research plans utilizing disciplinary-appropriate theoretical or practical methods.

  1. Integrate scientific information from a variety of sources for use by stakeholders in moral management plans for arctic and marine environments.

Career Opportunities

Our program's graduates are equipped with specific knowledge and an education that prioritizes ecological sustainability. Graduates are prepared to contribute to the management of the maritime environment in a way that will enhance overall quality of life, according to Australia's National Strategy for Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD).

Graduates from our program work in a variety of industries and jobs around the world, including:

  • Scientific Officer

  • Coastal Community Engagement Officer

  • Antarctic Researcher – Australian Antarctic Division

  • Conservation Biologist

  • Marine Biologist

  • Fish Health Officer / Fisheries Biologist

  • Aquaculturist / aquaculture entrepreneur

  • Ice Core Chemist

  • Climatologist

  • Glaciologist

  • Fishery Stock Assessment

  • Quota Licensing Officer

  • Fisheries Biologist and more. 

Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

During admission to the Master of Marine and Antarctic Science program, you must hold an Australian Bachelor of Science degree or an equivalent degree from a reputable tertiary institution with a major in the biological sciences (such as biology, chemistry, environmental science, zoology, plant science, marine biology, ecology etc).

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS - 7.0

  • TOEFL - 72

  • PTE - 50

Tuition Fee and Scholarships

Tuition fee

Domestic Students: Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP)

International Students: The course fee is based on a full-time year of study at a rate of  $ 77,228 AUD (100 credit points).


Each year, the university gives out more than 900 awards to students from various backgrounds, including those who have achieved academic excellence, come from low-income households, are talented athletes, are studying overseas, or have a disability.

  • Level
    Masters Coursework
  • Delivery
    On Campus
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Application Fee
  • Intake
  • Language Test Score
  • Scholarship
    25% tuition fee discount