Course Description

The Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science is the only degree of its kind in Australia, offered at the greatest place 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

When you study with us, you’ll be learning on the edge of one of the world’s greatest natural laboratories, alongside internationally renowned experts. Tasmania’s island location is the international gateway to Antarctica, home to thriving fisheries and acquaculture industries, and our diverse marine habitats makes us truly one of the best places to study in the world. The skills and knowledge you gain in this degree could see you making a real impact on practices, processes and policies on a local, national or worldwide scale.

This degree gives you a broad foundation in the study of temperate marine, Antarctic, and Southern Ocean science. We also offer specialist majors that other universities reserve for post graduate study, giving you breadth and depth of specialist knowledge. Group work, projects and field trips provide extra challenges, and you have significant opportunities to engage with industry, and work alongside world-class researchers.

The improved understanding and continued management of our marine environments, and Antarctica, is vital for the future of humanity. This degree can set you on the path to contributing to this global mission.

Tuition Fees

International Students: $33,950 per year full-time


3 years full time,

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Science & Mathematics undergraduate courses at University of Tasmania rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 78.1% (national average 67.0%)
Improved skills: 90.3% (national average 85.0%)
Overall satisfaction: 87.8% (national average 83.7%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from University of Tasmania. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Science & Mathematics undergraduate courses at University of Tasmania had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 46.0% (national average 57.2%)
Studying full time: 47.4% (national average 45.2%)
Median full time salary: $58,800 (national average $55,300)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

University of Tasmania Code: P3L

Entry Requirements

If you're interested in studying this degree, you'll need to meet the General Entrance Requirements of the University, and any major-specific requirements.

School leavers

An ATAR score of 75 or higher.

Successful completion of the pre-requisite unit(s) below, at TQA3 level or equivalent, for your choice of specialisations:

  • Marine and Antarctic Governance (Hobart)
    • Nil
  • Marine Biology (Hobart)
    • Chemistry (CHM415115)
    • Mathematics Methods (MTM415117)
  • Marine Resource Management (Launceston)
    • Nil
  • Physical Oceanography (Hobart)
    • Mathematics Methods (MTM415117) or higher
    • Physics (PHY415115)
  • Sustainable Aquaculture (Launceston)
    • Nil

Mature age students/non-school leavers

You will need to meet University Gene