Honours and Postgraduate

Masters by Coursework

Masters by Coursework

Master of Marine and Antarctic Science

2 years Full Time / Hobart
1st Year: 

Master of Marine and Antarctic Science

For domestic students, the Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science (Professional Honours) is your first year of the Masters of Marine and Antarctic Science course.

Our Professional Honours course aims to facilitate the development of the following educational objectives:

  • Develop an understanding of marine science concepts and their relationships to polar and general marine science fields of study.
  • Provide understanding of and practise with the methodology and related scientific techniques used in the study of polar environments, including emerging ideas an technologies used in the collection and analysis of data.
  • Experience in the scientific method as it is practised by professional scientists. These experiences include exposure to the process of scholarly critique, collaboration and practical field operations.

Successful candidates will then be eligible to enter the Master of Marine and Antarctic Science.


2nd Year: Master of

Marine and Antarctic Science

Designed by internationally recognised experts, our Master of Marine and Antarctic Science provides students with advanced instruction and training in emerging approaches and technologies in marine and Antarctic science. The course is designed to produce expertly trained scientists with an international perspective and research skills that are widely applicable. In particular, students of the Master program will develop an understanding of the roles the Southern Ocean and the Antarctic marine ecosystem in the global climate system.

This course has a flexible structure with numerous electives to choose from including:

  • Advanced Phytoplankton Methods;
  • Antarctic and Southern Ocean internship;
  • Birds and Mammals of the Southern Ocean;
  • Integrated Management and Conservation of Antarctica;
  • Marine Bio-telemetry;
  • Molecular Marine Ecology;
  • Southern Ocean Zooplankton Ecology;
  • Oceanographic Methods;
  • Southern Ocean Zooplankton Ecology; and
  • Other electives from the University of Tasmania and IAI partners.

Students are able to cross-credit study programs and may choose to take electives available at one of the 20 partner universities as well as undertake their research project in association with an IAI partner.

Authorised by the Executive Director, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
May 1, 2018