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Bachelor of Marine Science

University of Tasmania
Length: 3 - 7 years
Study pace: Full time/part time
Education level: Bachelor's degree
Location: Tasmania
Language: English

Program Description

Marine biologyThe Bachelor of Marine Science (BMarSc) degree program aims to provide students with knowledge, competencies, skills and awareness of a variety of subjects related to Marine Science. The field of Marine Science is a rich and diverse discipline, which emphasises an interdisciplinary approach that includes elements of biology, chemistry, physics, geology, oceanography, mathematics and other sciences.

The Marine Science degree program provides a rigorous education in areas such as plant science and zoology with a focus on the biology and ecology of marine organisms, such as algae, invertebrates, fish and mammals, and their dynamics in marine ecosystems. The course also provides an introduction in the physical sciences (mathematics, physics, earth sciences) allowing students to specialise in physical oceanography, chemical oceanography or marine geosciences.

In the Bachelor of Marine Science, students enrol in 2 majors, a minor and 4 student electives. The 2 majors and the minor are compulsory for all students and you have a choice of student elective units.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Marine Science program will be suitable for careers in:

  • Marine and freshwater research
  • Biological, chemical or physical oceanography
  • Managing commercial and sport fisheries
  • Marine ecosystems, climate research and impact assessments
  • Environmental conservation
  • Management of marine coastal resources

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University of Tasmania

University of Tasmania

The University of Tasmania, in the Australian state of Tasmania, was officially founded on 1st January 1890 and is one of the oldest universities in Australia. The University of Tasmania is classed within the top two per cent of Universities...

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Hobart, Tasmania

Tasmania, Australia


Separated from the rest of Australia by the 240km stretch of Bass Strait, Tasmania is an island apart – a place of wild and beautiful landscapes, friendly, welcoming people, a pleasant, temperate climate, wonderful food and wine, and a rich history. With a total population of over 500,000, Tasmania provides a relaxed lifestyle that combines cosmopolitan cultural diversity with a breathtaking natural...

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University of Tasmania

Churchill Avenue
7005 Sandy Bay

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