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Master of Antarctic Science

University of Tasmania
Length: 18 months
Education level: Master's degree
Location: Tasmania
Language: English

Program Description

AntarcticThe Master of Antarctic Science is a specialised coursework Masters program in polar marine biology, designed to produce expertly trained scientists with international experience and research skills in the area of Antarctic marine science.

It is the aim of the Antarctic Science course, MAntSc, that students will develop an understanding of the roles the Southern Ocean and the Antarctic marine ecosystem play in the global climate system.

The course provides students with advanced instruction and training in emerging approaches and technologies in marine biology, teaching students to:

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

This Masters course was developed as part of the new International Antarctic Institute (IAI) - a multi-disciplinary consortium of international universities - and the UNESCO/Cousteau Ecotechnie Chair in Antarctic and Southern Ocean Environmental Sciences.

Antarctic Science students are able to take electives available at one of the twenty partner universities as well as undertake their research project in association with an IAI partner.

Admission requirements

Students wishing to study the Master of Antarctic Science must hold the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science (or equivalent) with a major in Life Sciences (or equivalent)

This program has an IELTS English language proficiency requirement. For more information about IELTS or to book a test, click below:

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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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