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    Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science [P3L]

    University of Tasmania

    University of Tasmania


    Australia, Hobart

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    Next Intake Deadlines29-Jan-2024
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    Duration 3 year(s)
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    AUD 130,306  / total
    Next Intake 29-Jan-2024

    Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science [P3L]


    NOTE:  from 2022 this course will be available from Hobart only.  Students who commenced the course prior 2022 will be taught-out from their current location.

    Our Marine and Antarctic Science degree is the only one of its kind in Australia and is offered at one of the best places 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.

    If you enjoy the natural and physical sciences, you can combine your passion for science with a love of the outdoors and adventure. This could be by pursuing a career in research, or in a more applied way through the sustainable aquaculture industry. For those interested in politics and policy, the world needs experts who understand the complexities of our marine environments to help set marine and Antarctic governance, working with countries, governments and private business all over the world towards common, sustainable goals.

    The survival of humanity is linked to the health of coasts and oceans. It's no understatement to say that those who study and work in this sector are directly contributing to the future of humanity, and the survival of our natural world.

    For all our study options, you can be working with countries, governments and private business all over the world to realise common, sustainable development outcomes. No matter your passion, you will learn at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), our world-class centre of excellence for marine and Antarctic research and education.

    Catalyst Program

    Are you a high achiever and want to get the most out of your University experience? The Catalyst Program combines your Bachelor degree with scholarships, extracurricular experiences, special events, and networking opportunities. It was created for outstanding students, just like you.

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

    Choose from one of the following majors:

    1. Marine and Antarctic Governance
    2. Marine Biology
    3. Marine Resource Management
    4. Oceanography
    5. Sustainable Aquaculture

    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.


    Entry Requirements

    All international students will need to meet the minimum English Language Requirements, University General Entry Requirements and any course specific requirements such as pre-requisite subjects, if applicable.

    English Language Requirements

    This degree requires an IELTS (Academic) of 6.0, with no individual band less than 5.5, or a PTE Academic score of 50, with no score lower than 42 or equivalent.

    For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship or prior studies in English in an approved country, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

    General Entry Requirements

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

    Please review the equivalent undergraduate entry requirements to see the minimum requirement relevant to your country. The ATAR information for this course is located in the “For Domestic Students” section of the entry requirements on this page.

    You can also meet the General Entry Requirement for this course with the following qualifications or prior studies:

    • Completion of an equivalent AQF Certificate IV or above
    • Complete or incomplete (minimum 25 credit points) of previous tertiary study at Bachelor level or higher

    If you do not meet the minimum requirements, we offer the Foundation Studies Program.

    Course Specific Requirements

    The following course specific requirements must be met to be eligible to study this degree.

    Some majors within the course require you to have studies or experience equivalent to a satisfactory achievement in the following Tasmanian Senior Secondary subjects:


    Prerequisite Senior Secondary Studies

    Marine and Antarctic Governance


    Marine Biology

    Chemistry (CHM415115)


    General Mathematics (MTG315115)

    Marine Resource Management



    Mathematics Methods (MTM417117)


    Physics (PHY415115)

    Sustainable Aquaculture


    If you have not met a required pre-requisite, you will need to complete a University of Tasmania Foundation Studies Program before you start your course.

    English Program Requirements

    • All methods of meeting University of Tasmania English language requirements have a validity period of 2 years unless involving a country specific qualification as listed below.
    • Each course offered by the University of Tasmania has a minimum English language requirement for entry as listed below. Applicants must also meet the academic entry requirements for each course.
    • Applicants who qualify from a University of Tasmania program, and intend to gain professional registration to become a practitioner in Australia, may need to meet the relevant Professional Accrediting Agency's English language registration standard.
    • In exceptional circumstances or cases not covered by the categories outlined below, multiple forms of evidence may be considered on a case by case basis by the Executive Director, Student Operations in consultation with the Director, Academic Quality and Standards.
    • The University reserves the right to require that any applicant be required to undergo a test of English language.


    Studying Marine and Antarctic Science opens you up to a range of exciting career options across a whole range of marine-oriented sectors. Marine biologists research, dive and explore, while oceanographers utilise maths, physics and big data to track sea-level rise, and understand the ocean's role in climate change.

    Research careers

    This degree provides a clear pathway for students to undertake postgraduate and PhD study and can lead to employment with local industry connections. The Australian Antarctic Program Partnership between the University of Tasmania, CSIRO, the Bureau of Meteorology and the Australian Antarctic Division employs PhD students, early-career researchers and technicians working with senior scientists.

    With the highest concentration of marine and Antarctic scientists in the southern hemisphere, Tasmania is an ideal location to launch your career.

    Applied science careers

    Marine resource managers help guide the use of ever-strained oceans and ecosystems, while the sustainable aquaculture industry is exporting both product and best-practice to help sustainably feed the world. Through applied applications, your passion for marine and Antarctic studies can drive local changes for global benefits.

    Postgraduate study

    If you successfully complete this course, you may be also be eligible to apply for a range of other postgraduate courses including Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and Masters by coursework and research. Filter the course list by Postgraduate to view the current courses available.

    Professional Recognition

    Graduates with Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science can apply to become a Professional Member of the Australian Marine Sciences Association (AMSA).

    Fee Information

    For information regarding Fees for this course, please see International fees and charges.

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 130,306 

    How to Apply

    STEP 1: Choose and research your course

    STEP 2: Prepare your documents

    STEP 3: Lodge your application

    STEP 4: Accept your offer

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