• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months


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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods in Marine and Antarctic Science
  • Literature Review
  • Fishing Technology
  • Environmental and Spatial Data Analysis
  • Fisheries Biology and Population Dynamics
  • Marine Resource Economics
  • Fisheries Assessment
  • Fisheries Management and Planning
  • Aquaculture Production
  • Aquatic Animal Physiology and Behaviour
  • Aquatic Animal Health
  • Aquaculture Technology
  • Aquaculture Hatchery Production

                          Detailed Programme Facts

                          • More details: We recommend that students living overseas apply at least 3 months prior to semester start date.
                          • Programme intensity Full-time
                            • Full-time duration 24 months
                          • Languages
                            • English
                          • Delivery mode
                            On Campus
                          • More information Go to the programme website

                          English Language Requirements

                          You need the following IELTS score:

                          • Minimum required score:


                            The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                          Academic Requirements

                          To be admitted to study the Master of Marine and Antarctic Science you will need an Australian Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent qualification at a recognised tertiary institution with a major in life sciences (such as biology, chemistry, environmental science, zoology, plant science, marine biology, ecology etc).

                          International Students

                          For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is NOT the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided. The Master of Marine and Antarctic Science requires an IELTS (Academic) of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0)

                          Tuition Fee

                          • International

                            36072 AUD/year
                            Tuition Fee
                            Based on the original amount of 72141 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
                          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.


                          Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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