As a gateway to Antarctica and with a natural marine laboratory on your doorstep, the University of Tasmania provides an ideal base to study for a career in marine biology and the fisheries and aquaculture industries. 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. You’ll have the choice to study one of the following three streams: Marine Biology, Fisheries Management or Sustainable Aquaculture.
This course is designed to prepare students for a meaningful scientific career in industry or as a researcher. This is achieved through a focus on both the quantitative elements of marine and Antarctic science as well as the application and translation of science into industry practice and management. Students will gain skills in scientific method as practiced by professional scientists. This includes exposure to the process of scholarly critique, collaboration and practical field, laboratory or industry operations. Upon graduation 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.
The skills gained will assist graduates in contributing to world issues such as seafood production and security, climate change and marine stewardship. Many graduates continue into a higher research degree and conduct in-depth 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.